I’m inspired these days by people who surprise me, such as the individual who gives generously even with a small salary or people whose compassion and sincerity may shine brightest while they’re volunteering. These small acts restore your faith in humanity and remind you why you give.
There is something unique to the qualities of people who gravitate to the nonprofit world. Whatever their cause, they are sustained by passion and commitment. When you casually ask: “how’s work?” and they get fired up with their reply, well, it still gives me a chill.