Quotes about Giving to Inspire Your Next Fundraising Campaign

Looking for inspirational quotes to use on fundraising brochures, letters, e-mails, event programs and invitations, or other printed or digital materials? We’ve compiled this collection of quotes about giving that will help donors feel great about their choice to be generous, as well as feel more connected to the cause—and to your nonprofit.

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”


“To get the full value of joy, you must have someone to share it with.”

—Mark Twain

“Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.”

—Jim Rohn

“The willingness to share does not make one charitable; it makes one free.”

—Robert Brault

“We rise by lifting others.”

—Robert Ingersoll

“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.”


“Giving is the master key to success, in all applications of human life.”

—Bryant McGill

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”
―Mother Teresa

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”

―Lao Tzu

 “Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.”

—Booker T. Washington

 “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”

—Vincent Van Gogh

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

—Helen Keller