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    There's nothing that can replace quality programs in a non-profit.
    — Adam Braun
    tags: quality 
     
    While many in the social enterprise space often qualify themselves as 'non-profit,' these organizations should instead treat themselves as 'for-purpose.' These organizations should focus on their mission to create social good, while still treating themselves with the same commitment to rigor and discipline as the best for-profits.
    — Adam Braun
    When you have a celebrity who is willing to shine his personal spotlight on the non-profit and can also speak articulately about the mission, that's really the best of both worlds.
    — Adam Braun
    It always surprises me when donors who operate successful businesses assume that just building a school structure means that a community now has access to education. When creating a business, does renting an office space now mean that you're producing goods, training staff and generating revenues?
    — Adam Braun
    My journey began with a single pencil. While traveling through India in 2006, I asked a boy begging on the streets, 'If you could have anything in the world, what would you want?' and he answered me with two words: 'A pencil.' Luckily, I had one in my pocket, and in the second it took me to give it to him, a defining dream was born.
    — Adam Braun
    tags: world  journey  boys  india  dreams 
     
    What can a pencil do for all of us? Amazing things. It can write transcendent poetry, uplifting music, or life-changing equations; it can sketch the future, give life to untold beauty, and communicate the full-force of our love and aspirations.
    — Adam Braun
    There are many challenges in the global education ecosystem: from top-down systemic issues in how educational services are organized and delivered, to bottom-up issues of curriculum effectiveness, accountability, and human resource allocation.
    — Adam Braun
    Global poverty is a complex web of interlinked problems. There is no one 'silver bullet' that will solve global inequality. Multiple contributing factors must be tackled in parallel. Yes, education alone is unlikely to lead to employment without economic reform to address the demand side in much of the developing world.
    — Adam Braun
    We all have those things that even in the midst of stress and disarray, they energize us and give us renewed strength and purpose. These are our passions.
    — Adam Braun
    tags: stress  strength  passion 
     
    Creating something new is easy, creating something that lasts is the challenge.
    — Adam Braun
    tags: challenge 
     
    You never realize how much you value something until you are faced with the prospect of losing it.
    — Adam Braun
    tags: value 
     
    Your twenties are the time to both accept and fight your way into the person you're destined to become.
    — Adam Braun
    tags: time  people  fight 
     
    Make your life a story worth telling. You only get one shot at this existence, and one day when you're gone the most important thing you'll leave behind is the legacy of the life you lived. Make sure you make it a story you're proud to have others tell.
    — Adam Braun
    tags: existence  gone  stories  worth 
     
    Each of the bracelets I wear is from a long trip I've taken. One is from Nicaragua. One is from Nepal. One is from Guatemala. One is from Laos. They don't come off. I walk into a lot of very high-level boardrooms now, and I present to distinguished conferences, but these bracelets remind me of the places I've been and the people I've met.
    — Adam Braun
    tags: people  present 
     
    It is the local community that needs to own the commitment to education.
    — Adam Braun
    Made with Pencils is grounded in the creativity of a few, propelled by the financial support of many, and most importantly, it's empowering generations to come. A simple idea, a heartfelt desire, and a world of possibility. A pencil, a promise, and a dream.
    — Adam Braun
    Your life should be a story you are excited to tell.
    — Adam Braun
    tags: stories 
     
    As our values are the core to who we are as human beings, they are also the easiest way to identify and connect with others in meaningful ways. Think about it - most political campaigns are based around values. Barack Obama's 2008 election campaign galvanized millions of youth behind two very clear values - hope and change.
    — Adam Braun
    tags: youth  human  value  political  hope 
     
    Speak the language of the person you want to become.
    — Adam Braun
    tags: people  language 
     
    True self-discovery begins where your comfort zone ends.
    — Adam Braun
    tags: true  comfort 
     
    When it comes to fundraising for a social enterprise, if you are pursuing your true passion, you'll learn to become great at your craft because you'll care so much about perfecting the skills necessary to make that dream a reality.
    — Adam Braun
    tags: reality  true  care  craft  learn  passion  dreams 
     
    Tourists see, and travelers seek.
    — Adam Braun
    In moments of uncertainty, when you must chose between two paths, allowing yourself to be overcome by either the fear of failure or the dimly lit light of possibility, immerse yourself in the life you would be most proud to live.
    — Adam Braun
    I'm not a non-profit person. I think of myself as an entrepreneur who wants to work on global education.
    — Adam Braun
    Never take no from somebody who cannot say yes.
    — Adam Braun
    The single most powerful element of youth is that you don't have the life experiences to know what can't be done.
    — Adam Braun
    We have every resource necessary to provide access to education for every child on the planet; we just need to commit to enabling it.
    — Adam Braun
    Big Dreams start with small unreasonable acts
    — Adam Braun
    tags: dreams 
     
    For any movement to gain momentum, it must start with a small action.
    — Adam Braun
    tags: action 
     
    Make your life a story worth telling,
    — Adam Braun
    tags: stories  worth 
     
    I understood that I might fail, but I wouldn't let it happen because I changed my compass along the way.
    — Adam Braun
    tags: fail 
     
    The most abundant resources that we possess amongst the 1.5 million nonprofits in the United States are passion and knowledge, yet our most scarce resource is collaboration.
    — Adam Braun
    tags: passion 
     
    A major celebrity is a major brand, and major brands pick very critically what other brands they're going to associate with. So an A-list celebrity usually picks an A-list brand.
    — Adam Braun
    tags: celebrity 
     
    That's when the magic happens- when everyone else is asleep and you're awake thinking about the world as it is, and the world as it could be. Make the most of those moments.
    — Adam Braun
    tags: world  magic  moment  awake  thinking 
     
    In those moments when priorities clash always stay guided by your values, not your perceived necessities.
    — Adam Braun
    tags: moment  value 
     
    Many of us spend our entire lives in the same bubble - we surround ourselves with people who share our opinions, speak the way we speak, and look the way we look. We fear leaving those familiar surroundings, which is natural, but through exploration of the unfamiliar we stop focusing on the labels that define WHAT we are and discover WHO we are.
    — Adam Braun
    tags: fear  people  live  opinion  shares 
     
    We have the ability to provide quality education to every child on earth right now.
    — Adam Braun
    I could enjoy the life that I had by virtue of the educational attainment that my grandparents and parents had pursued. Education was always incredibly valued in our family.
    — Adam Braun
    In moments of uncertainty...i mmerse yourself in the life you would be most proud to live.
    — Adam Braun
    tags: live  moment 
     
    It's the presence of others who are smarter, kinder, wiser, and different from you that enables you to evolve. Those are the people to surround yourself with at all times.
    — Adam Braun
    tags: time  people 
     
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