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Matt Hugg Nonprofit.CoursesMatt Hugg is president and founder of Nonprofit.Courses, your on-demand, online educational resource for nonprofit leaders, staff, board members and volunteers.

Matt was inspired to create Nonprofit.Courses through his work in creating and delivering high quality international, national and local seminars, webinars and courses through professional associations (such as the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education) corporate clients, (such as roundCorner (now Salesforce), Microsoft and Avanade) and academia (at Eastern University, the University of Pennsylvania, Thomas Edison State University, Juniata College, Villanova and Drexel.)

Hugg brings his broad and diverse fundraising and nonprofit management experience to you, collected from his work at several nonprofits and universities, including Lebanon Valley College, the University of Cincinnati, Ursinus College and the University of the Arts of Philadelphia. In these positions, Matt raised thousands of gifts from individuals, foundations, corporations and government entities, and worked with hundreds of volunteers on boards and fundraising committees, in addition to his organizational leadership responsibilities.

Matt is the author of the “Guide to Nonprofit Consulting,” “Philander Family Values: Fun Scenarios for Practical Fundraising Education for Boards, Staff and Volunteers.” He also contributed marketing chapters to the Health Administration Press’ “The Healthcare Nonprofit: Keys to Effective Management.”

He has served in several capacities on the board of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and is a regular speaker at events in Philadelphia and around the country, on topics in fundraising, nonprofit marketing, philanthropy and more.

Matt holds a bachelor's degree in Natural History from Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania and is proud to be in the first class to receive a master's in Philanthropy and Development from St. Mary's University of Minnesota.

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Nonprofit.Courses Consulting Quick Start

Nonprofit.Courses Consulting Quick Start

Consulting? Freelancing?On-the-side? Part-time? Full-time? 25 Videos – all less than 5 minutes, plus a workbook and checklist – ready to ...
Practical Fundraising Education

Practical Fundraising Education

Fun Scenarios for Practical Fundraising Education for Boards, Staff and Volunteers by Nonprofit.Courses President and Founder, Matt Hugg They’re on ...
Guide to Nonprofit Consulting

The ThinkNP Guide to Nonprofit Consulting

by Nonprofit.Courses President and Founder, Matt Hugg The Guide to Nonprofit Consulting is just what it says: practical, and specifically ...
Online Graduate Class in Fundraising

Online Graduate Class in Fundraising

Fundraising in Nonprofits: Challenges and Opportunities (MSP-661) engages the student in the study of fundraising infrastructure, methods and planning. Starting ...
Online Graduate Class in Practical Grantwriting

Online Graduate Class in Practical Grantwriting

Practical Grantwriting focuses specifically on the process and skills needed to produce a grant application to a foundation to fund ...
Basic Fundraising Concepts for Nearly All Nonprofits

Basic Fundraising Concepts for Nearly All Nonprofits

Grasping basic nonprofit fundraising means getting it right the first time. Money makes mission happen in any nonprofit, even ones ...
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Matt recommends The Seven Faces of Philanthropy

Seven Faces of Philanthropy is a fundraising classic. While the numbers may have changed, the paradigm is sound. Click here ...
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Matt recommends The Science of Giving

Just why DO people donate money to a nonprofit? Oppeheimer, Olivola and their colleagues dig seep into why with real ...
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Matt recommends The Nonprofit Organizational Culture Guide

See what nonprofit expert Matt Hugg thinks of one of the few books to tackle the complications of nonprofit culture ...
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Matt recommends The Foundation Centers Guide to Proposal Writing

See what nonprofit fundraising expert Matt Hugg thinks of this popular book on grantwriting for foundation charitable gifts. Click here ...
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Matt recommends The Ethics Primer for Public Administrators in Government and Nonprofit Organizations

Ethics for nonprofits is huge! See what nonprofit expert Matt Hugg thinks about this book on an essential topic. Click ...
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Matt recommends Revolution in Generosity

Interested in a Christian paradigm to nonprofit and church fundraising and stewardship? Check out what Hugg has to say. Click ...
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Matt recommends Reference Books for Nonprofits

Do you have a general nonprofit reference book on your shelf? Regardless of whether you’re a fundraisers, manage volunteers, the ...
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Matt recommends Nonprofit Hero

What’s nonprofit expert Matt Hugg think of Val Jones’ Nonprofit Hero? Watch to see. 🙂 Click here to see more ...
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Matt recommends Is Cold Calling Good for your Nonprofit Consulting Business?

Nonprfoit expert Matt Hugg recommends two books to get you out to meet donors or clients. Click here to see ...
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Matt recommends Inspired Philanthropy

See what nonprofit Expert Matt Hugg thinks of Tracy Gary’s systematic approach to giving to charitable organizations. Click here to ...
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Matt recommends Duct Tape Marketing

Can a nonprofit use Duct Tape Marketing? See what nonprofit marketing and fundraising expert Matt Hugg says! Click here to ...
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Matt recommends Designs for Fundraising

Sy Seymour’s Designs for Fundraising is a fundraising classic. Learn more about it from fundraising expert Matt Hugg. Click here ...
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Matt recommends Consulting and Evaluation with Nonprofits and Community Organizations

Are you a consultant to nonprofits or thinking about consulting to nonprofits? See what nonprofit expert and consultant Matt Hugg ...
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Asking ChatGPT: what can you do for Fundraising and Grantwriting? The Video

What can AI’s ChatGPT do for your fundraising and grantwriting? Let’s ask it. Check out the results in this interesting ...
ChatGPT for a Fundraising Letter How does it work

ChatGPT for a Nonprofit Fundraising Letter: How’s it Work? The Video.

Can you write a fundraising letter using ChatGPT? Kind of. See what Matt Hugg found. See the samples mentioned in ...
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What Is Marketing, Really? With Matt Hugg: Talking Shizzle Episode 8

Hear the Episode In this conversation, Matt Hugg discusses his background in marketing and fundraising for nonprofits. He talks about ...
Gift Acceptance Policies: An Introduction in Less than 8 Minutes by Nonprofit.Courses

Gift Acceptance Policies: An Introduction in Less than 8 Minutes by Nonprofit.Courses

Every nonprofit that applies for grants or seeks charitable gifts by fundraising needs to have a gift acceptance policy. They ...
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Building a Scale of Gifts Gift Range Chart

Building a Scale of Gifts (Gift Range Chart) A nonprofit campaign Scale of Gifts, also known as a Gift Range ...
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Do More Faster: Templates and Key Metrics to Get Grant Ready Today w/ Matt Hugg | Grants Workshop, by Instrumentl

Do More Faster: Templates and Key Metrics to Get Grant Ready Today w/ Matt Hugg | Grants Workshop is FREE ...
Guerilla Marketing for Nonprofits

Guerrilla Marketing for Nonprofits

Matt recommends Guerrilla Marketing for Nonprofits by Frank Adkins and Chris Forbes, and Jay Levinson. If you build it, they ...
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Matt Recommends the High Price of Materialism by Tim Kasser

I recommend The High Price of Materialism by Tim Kasser because in my opinion, if you want to understand philanthropy, ...
Matt recommends the EMyth by Michael Gerber

Matt Recommends The EMyth by Michael Gerber

I firmly believe that all nonprofits can benefit from the eMyth concepts that Michael Gerber advocates. Yet it was hard ...
Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us, by Daniel Pink

Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us, by Daniel Pink

I recommend this book a lot. Why? Because it tells a valuable lesson for nonprofits. As you’ll see, Pink contends ...
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Calculating the Cost of a Change, by Lorman

Calculating the Cost of a Change is brought to you by Lorman GET: Calculating the Cost of a Change You ...
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Fiscal Sponsorship: The Nonprofit Startup Alternative (and more), by Great Careers/BENG

Fiscal Sponsorship: The Nonprofit Startup Alternative (and more) is FREE courtesy of Great Careers/BENG 1 Lesson / 41 Minutes / ...
Nonprofit.Courses Consulting Quick Start

Nonprofit.Courses Consulting Quick Start

Consulting? Freelancing?On-the-side? Part-time? Full-time? 25 Videos – all less than 5 minutes, plus a workbook and checklist – ready to ...
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Listen! (Video), by Nonprofit.Courses

Listen! (Video) is FREE courtesy of Nonprofit.Courses 1 Lesson / 2 Minutes / FREE How do you effectively listen to ...
Double the Donation Corporate Philanthropy

Corporate Philanthropy, Volunteer Grants and Match Gifts Double the Donation

Corporate Philanthropy, Volunteer Grants and Match Gifts Double the Donation 1 Lesson / 58 Minutes / FREE It’s not quite ...
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Grant Proposal Writing and a Grant Writing Career with Diane Leonard

1 Lesson / 74 Minutes / FREE Diane Leonard of DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services, LLC, gives us ...
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How to Find and Receive Funding for Nonprofits [Podcast and Vlog]

In this episode of Edison Sound Stage, How to Find and Receive Funding for Nonprofits, watch or listen below as ...
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Mental Health on a Job Search

Mental Health is a Job Search is a presentation by Peer Counselor Lynette Davis for Great Careers/BENG (https://greatcareersphl.org), hosted by ...
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Get a Nonprofit Job. Finding Your Place in the Nonprofit Sector, with Matt Hugg

Looking for a nonprofit job? This is a must-see presentation before you start looking for a nonprofit job. Nonprofit.Courses president ...
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Behind the Foundation Curtain: Part 3

This video is FREE courtesy of Nonprofit.Courses 1 Lesson / 25 Minutes / FREE In Part 3 this exclusive four ...
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Behind the Foundation Curtain: Part 2

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Behind the Foundation Curtain: Part 4

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Behind the Foundation Curtain: Part 1

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More than parties and grants: 10 Nonprofit Revenue Sources

This 22 minute video brought to you FREE courtesy Nonprofit.Courses Nothing happens with your great nonprofit mission unless you have ...
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Nonprofit Volunteers

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Working at Home: Practical Tips for the Suddenly Displaced

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How Your Board Should Work

Nonprofit Startup Essentials 6 videos on How Your Board Should Work

Considering how your board should work makes a huge difference when you start a nonprofit! Are you looking to turn ...
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Nonprofit Startup Essentials 4 videos to Start Off Right

Nonprofit Startup Essentials, Lesson 1: Know Your Why: Looking Beyond Your Passion to Start Off Right Are you looking to ...
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Nonprofit Startup Essentials 4 videos on Getting Funds

Getting funds for nonprofit success. Are you looking to turn a tragedy into something meaningful?Do you have a heart to ...
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Nonprofit Startup Essentials 4 videos on Handling Money to Build Trust

Handling money to build trust Are you looking to turn a tragedy into something meaningful? Do you have a heart ...
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How can Volunteering Help Your Career?

This video brought to you FREE courtesy Nonprofit.Courses Click here to see: How can Volunteering Help Your Career? Volunteering can ...
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5 Takeaways from “The Healthcare Nonprofit: Keys to Effective Management”

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Marketing for Nonprofits

This FREE webinar courtesy Nonprofit.Courses1 Lesson/ 45 Minutes / FREE See: 10 Essential Marketing Steps for Mission and Money Is ...
Practical Fundraising Education

Practical Fundraising Education

Fun Scenarios for Practical Fundraising Education for Boards, Staff and Volunteers by Nonprofit.Courses President and Founder, Matt Hugg They’re on ...
Guide to Nonprofit Consulting

The ThinkNP Guide to Nonprofit Consulting

by Nonprofit.Courses President and Founder, Matt Hugg The Guide to Nonprofit Consulting is just what it says: practical, and specifically ...
Online Graduate Class in Fundraising

Online Graduate Class in Fundraising

Fundraising in Nonprofits: Challenges and Opportunities (MSP-661) engages the student in the study of fundraising infrastructure, methods and planning. Starting ...
Online Graduate Class in Practical Grantwriting

Online Graduate Class in Practical Grantwriting

Practical Grantwriting focuses specifically on the process and skills needed to produce a grant application to a foundation to fund ...
Why Nonprofits Exist

Why Nonprofits Exist – for Boards, Staff and Volunteers

If you're going to work with nonprofits, you need this course! Nonprofits aren't businesses, although they employ a lot of ...
Basic Fundraising Concepts for Nearly All Nonprofits

Basic Fundraising Concepts for Nearly All Nonprofits

Grasping basic nonprofit fundraising means getting it right the first time. Money makes mission happen in any nonprofit, even ones ...
Your Quest for the Perfect Nonprofit Clients

Your Quest for the Perfect Nonprofit Client

Your Quest for the Perfect Nonprofit Client Who are you?  Who are your right clients? The right answers will make ...