If you follow Capstone founder Brigitte Peck on LinkedIn, you know that she finds fundraising inspiration in other people’s words. Below are some of our favorites from February:

(To get your daily tips, check out her page or follow Capstone on Facebook and Twitter)

Are you an organization that helps #donors hold fast to their dreams or do you ignore their goals, turning your #relationship into a broken winged bird that cannot fly? #donordreams #majorgifts

Langston Hughes ~ Feb 1, 1902-May 22, 196


Your #donors are trying to make the world a better place to live, not help your organization meet its needs. Stop talking to them about what you’re doing and start asking them what they want to do. #majorgifts #donordriven

Alonzo Mourning ~ Feb 8, 1970


Hoping for it is not a good #majorgifts strategy. You have to put in the work of #engaging #donors and building #relationships. Only then will #transformational #fundraising happen.

Frederick Douglass ~ Feb 14, 1818-Feb 20, 1895


The first question a #fundraiser should ask #donors is what they want to do make the world different for generations yet unborn. Their answer is what fuels their #philanthropy. #majorgifts #donordreams

Rep. John Lewis ~ Feb 21, 1940

By Brigitte Roufail Peck