25 Quotes (and counting) for the Nonprofit Sector

On this gorgeous autumn day filled with yellow leaves one is reminded that working in the nonprofit sector requires maintaining a sense of humor and perspective.

Vu Le in his recent Nonprofit with Balls’ blog “25 quotes by famous people if they had worked in nonprofit” helped to keep that balance.

His readers added even more in their comments.  Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken” is a favorite and on this autumn day reader Chris Galvin’s adaptation of Frost’s lines are particularly amusing:

“Two paths diverged in a yellow…I chose nonprofit work.  Seemed like a good idea at the time.  Too late now to get on the profitable path.”

Can you find a favorite quote among them?


“25 quotes by famous people if they had worked in nonprofit” – Vu Le, Nonprofit with Balls

The Road Not Taken – Robert Frost




About Marty Martin, JD MPA

Marty Martin, JD MPA, Martin Law Firm, Raleigh, North Carolina, provides legal, tax, and training services related to nonprofit, tax-exempt, and social enterprise organizations serving local, regional, state, national, and international constituencies. He works with them throughout their lifecycle including start up, operations and management, board governance, merger, and closing down. He is a BoardSource Certified Consultant and Governance Trainer and CCAT Certified Facilitator. He has served as a senior an instructor with the Duke Nonprofit Management, Intensive, and Advanced Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership programs. Martin served for three years on the IRS Advisory Committee for Tax Exempt and Government Entities ("ACT"). He was awarded the IRS TEGE Commissioner's Award which "is the highest honor of the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division, and the highest honor we can personally bestow" for his service. He received a Master in Public Administration (MPA) degree with a concentration in managing nonprofit and public sector organizations from the Harvard Kennedy School and Juris Doctorate (JD) degree from Western New England University School of Law. He completed advanced training in nonprofit organizations from: Harvard Business School's Initiative on Social Enterprise; Harvard Kennedy School's Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations; Duke University's Nonprofit Management Program; University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business; Center for Creative Leadership; BoardSource; and the TCC Group.
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