Publisher

Randy Hawthorne

As Publisher and Executive Director for Nonprofit Hub, and a Professional Certified Marketer, Randy shares his passions of marketing and education with nonprofits to help them implement marketing and organizational leadership principles so they can grow their organizations. Randy lends his marketing and organizational leadership expertise to a number of nonprofits in his community, including the American Marketing Association, Lincoln Community Playhouse, Rotary Club #14, Sheldon Art Association, Community Services Fund, Heartland Big Brothers Big Sisters, Leadership Lincoln and Launch Leadership. Outside the office, Randy works with high school and college students and mentors young professionals to develop their leadership and entrepreneurial skills.

Culture Featured

Five Lies You Tell Yourself About Nonprofit Culture

Some people think they know what culture is, but many of them are wrong. Let’s set the record straight on the common misconceptions about nonprofit culture.

Featured Fundraising

7 Reasons Why Fundraising Auctions Aren’t Your Best Bet

Don’t get me wrong, I like a good party just as much as the next person. But when it comes to fundraising auctions, just don’t.


Culture

The First Steps to Building a Foundation of Nonprofit Culture

While perks are one piece of putting together a culture for your organization, there’s more that goes into crafting the perfect nonprofit culture.

Featured Fundraising Social Media

How to Create a Stress-Free Social Media Strategy

First, we were told to worry about Facebook, then Twitter came along. Then Pinterest. Does anyone remember Path? Foursquare. Instagram. Now Snapchat seems to be the shiny object these days. This list could go on and on. Far too often, nonprofits waste precious time worrying about all the noise in regards to social media, when in reality less is more.


Featured Fundraising Human Resources

10 Dos and Don’ts of Conducting Survey Research

If somebody told you that improving your organization was as easy as finding, tracking and utilizing the right data, wouldn’t you do it? Now you can with these 10 dos and don’ts.

Featured Nonprofit Marketing Plan

The Top Data Obstacles and How to Overcome Them

We’re taking a look at the top responses that prevent organizations from utilizing data and provided solutions for overcoming them; because no matter the challenges it poses, data is worth the work.


Featured Nonprofit Branding

5 Steps to Consider When Rebranding Your Nonprofit

Rebranding can give your brand a fresh spin, help your team communicate more efficiently and help you engage with an appropriate audience.

Featured Volunteer Management

3 Easy Ways to Build Relationships with Your Volunteers

It’s never too late to show your volunteers some love and start forming relationships with them. Here are three nearly-effortless things your nonprofit can implement right now to create a culture of appreciation for this essential group.


Featured Fundraising

How to Fan the Flames of Donor Loyalty in 2016 and Beyond

Relationships, including the ones you have with your donors, don’t survive well on autopilot. Even the best relationships require attention and a little TLC in order to grow and thrive beyond the initial honeymoon stage.

Featured Fundraising

The Art of Closing the Fundraising Ask

In the world of fundraising, making the ask is one thing; sealing the deal is another. Closing a fundraising ask can be a challenge.