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As an experienced writer, veteran fundraiser, and sought-after educator and speaker in philanthropy, fundraising, and marketing, Matt brings a unique perspective to your project, blog, webinar or podcast.

Matt has taught in graduate programs worldwide, in Africa, Asia, Europe and the United States for the University of Pennsylvania, Eastern University, Thomas Edison State University and Juniata College. He has also guest lectured at Drexel University and Villanova University.

He has also provided private fundraising and nonprofit management instruction to:

  • Microsoft Philanthropic
  • Avanade
  • RoundCorner (now a part of Salesforce)
  • University of Pennsylvania Office of Advancement
  • Mennonite Heritage Center
  • and other nonprofit organizations and businesses.

Matt is the author of two books and contributor to a third, including:

Matt’s articles, interviews, and quotes have appeared in nonprofit and fundraising trade publications such as:

  • The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • CASE Currents
  • Nonprofit Times
  • FundRaising Success (NonprofitPRO) Magazine
  • Army Times
  • and more …

Matt's blogs can be found here: https://www.nonprofit.courses/blog/

He’s written for national planned giving organizations, colleges, hospitals, and a variety of other nonprofits, such as:

  • The University of Pennsylvania Medical System
  • The Planned Giving Company
  • Washington Memorial Heritage
  • Moravian College
  • Virtual Giving/PlannedGiving.com
  • Turning Points for Children
  • Missionary Sister of Mary Immaculate of Nyeri
  • United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
  • Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey

and many more.

He’s also spoken at conferences and seminars for:

  • The Association of Fundraising Professionals (local and International)
  • The Council for the Advancement and Support of Educations
  • The Planned Giving Council
  • The Council for Nonprofit Innovation
  • The Engineering Development Forum

Matt’s 25 years of fundraising and management experience includes positions with:

  • The Boy Scouts of America
  • Lebanon Valley College
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Ursinus College
  • University of the Arts

Matt holds an M.A. in Philanthropy and Development from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota and a B.Sc. in Natural History from Juniata College.

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To start, "Lifetime Learning for your Nonprofit Life" is more than a catchy (I hope) tagline.

I can't think of another time in history when lifetime learning was more important – especially in the nonprofit sector.

I know it’s so trite to say, (but I’ll say it anyway) “we don’t live in our parent’s world.”

A quick example… my grandfather was an auto mechanic – starting his career tinkering with Model T’s. Each new model year brought changes and challenges into his shop, but I don’t think he ever took a course on the Ford 351 engine or sat in a seminar about the latest from Dodge. He had a solid grasp of the basics, got a shop manual every few years, and learned on-the-job along the way. By the time he closed his shop after 40 years, he could still diagnose an engine problem by just listening to it.

And that’s what we have in common with our parents and grandparents: knowing the basics and learning on the job is as important as it ever was.

What’s changed? “The basics” includes so much more, everything that we thought was extra is essential, and there’s a whole new layer on top that makes you an expert.

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And I get how this applies to nonprofits...

I’ve been working for (in my paycheck jobs) and with (in my consulting business) nonprofits for longer than I want to admit: 30+ years! My first job was in volunteer management, recruiting and training for the Boy Scouts of America. After that, I raised money in higher education. In consulting I’ve worked with all sorts of great causes, in healthcare, education, social service, animals and environment and lots more.

Yes, a bit fuzzy, but proof that I do teach!

In 1994 I graduated among the first class in the nation’s first dedicated master’s program in philanthropy and development, at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. I put that degree to work in a new way in 2006, as an academic instructor in fundraising, philanthropy, marketing and more, starting at Eastern University, then soon at Thomas Edison State University, Juniata College and the University of Pennsylvania.

While I've presented hundreds of in-person seminars for professional associations and I've enjoyed traditional classroom teaching, I've found online instruction much more exciting. The tools to convey information and interact with learners has exploded, and become more effective. Yes, I've been "on the ground" teaching adult learners on four continents, but it's pretty cool when you can have students from all of those places in the same virtual classroom, learning from each other.

Working in the online environment is also how I came to understand that how someone learns is nearly as important as what someone learns. A short video on a new technique viewed by nonprofit workers in central Asia, West Virginia and Northern California (or anywhere, for that matter) can make a much bigger impact than an hour's talk in a hotel conference room in Philadelphia.

But where a learner is, is only part of the equation. Who you hear from is important, too.

As a consultant to nonprofits, I've found that there are experienced people who work for nonprofits, and others who serve nonprofits as their business who are dedicated to the sector, all of whom have great wisdom and important knowledge to impart.

Their problem? They have no platform on which to provide that information. I'm committed to education, which means no "infomercial" type content. But I am also committed to getting these voices heard, and if they want, benefit from them more directly (in other words, if you like what someone says and want to engage them as a consultant, freelancer or vendor - by all means, please do!)

Then there's a matter of resources.

We both know that nonprofit people are among the thriftiest, and time-stressed people any of us have met – and for good reason. Mission is #1! For a staff leader or staff member, it means squeezing every second out of the day, and a lot of that away from family. For volunteers and board members, it’s doing their day job, then doing their nonprofit duties.

As a result, yes, there will always be an amount of quality free content you can use. Yet for as much as I'd love to give everything away (even for a great cause), it's impossible. Just so you know (and by way of transparency) the revenue for Nonprofit.Courses either now, or is projected to come from advertising, user memberships, course posting fees, and affiliate agreements, among others. These will allow us to bring you - as a staff leader or worker, or board member or volunteer  -  the very best content to help you carry out your important mission.

So, in sum, what’s all this to say?

My goal is to provide you with a wide variety of education and training opportunities to strengthen your nonprofit, with convenience, at a value you’ll appreciate. That’s because as someone dedicated to your important mission, you really need "Lifetime Learning for your Nonprofit Life."

...Matt Hugg

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