July 30, 2014

For me, great quotes summarize key elements of life. So I collect them, those quotes. As I’ve told you before – I have list after list after book after notebook…. of quotes. So here are a couple for today.


“Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being there. Make. Good. Art.

That’s from author Neil Gaiman. He’s the author of Coraline, American Gods, and many more. Thanks to Rory Green for sharing this with me.



And from Roger Craver, The Agitator:

“Here are two quick tests to determine if you truly have a strategy aimed at growth:

  • “If there is no risk, there is no strategy.
  • “If you feel comfortable, there is no strategy.”


Filed under: Leadership

About Simone Joyaux

A consultant specializing in fund development, strategic planning, and board development, Simone P. Joyaux works with all types and sizes of nonprofits, speaks at conferences worldwide, and teaches in the graduate program for philanthropy at Saint Mary’s University, MN. Her books, Keep Your Donors and Strategic Fund Development, are standards in the field.

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