What you need to know before you start a fundraiser with Matt Hugg, Founder of Nonprofit.Courses

Matt Hugg’s passion is education, and he has so much to offer nonprofit organizations. Check out Nonprofit.Courses for access to more than 300 FREE courses!

Matt and I Discuss:

  • How Matt got started with Nonprofit Courses
  • His extensive background in teaching and online courses
  • Learning new skills to further your nonprofit’s mission
  • The diversity in the available courses on his website
  • Behind the scenes of nonprofits
  • The basics of successful fundraising
  • The mathematical formula for fundraisers
  • Three aspects you MUST cover to have success in raising money
  • Overcoming the major challenges in fundraising

Resources from this episode:

Check out the book that Matt recommends in the interview: A Spirituality of Fundraising by Henri Nouwen

Matt’s Top Quotes:

  • “When you’re working with a nonprofit, you get caught in that ‘mission bubble.’ There’s nothing wrong with that, but you need to be able to do more than that. You need to connect yourself out to other resources, whether it’s marketing, human resources, or accounting so that you can actually carry forward your mission.”
  • “There is an actual mathematical formula for fundraisers.” Listen to the podcast to find out what it is!
  • “People are so reluctant with fundraising because they feel like they are begging. Begging is one-to-one for me. Not, I’m asking you for another person. Take yourself out of the equation. Now, it becomes our partnership to help whatever person or whatever cause.”

Matt’s Bio:

Matt is president and founder of Nonprofit.Courses, an on-demand, online (and very cost-effective) educational resource for nonprofit leaders, staff, board members and volunteers. He’s the author of the Guide to Nonprofit Consulting, and teaches nonprofit management at several universities, via the web, and in-person in the United States, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Matt’s past work includes fundraising universities and nonprofits. He has a BS from Juniata College and an MA in Philanthropy and Development from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.

Connect with Matt:

You can email Matt at [email protected] or find him on social media at Nonprofit.Courses! You can also find his books on Amazon.


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