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. Outside the office, Randy works with high school and college students and mentors young professionals to develop their leadership and entrepreneurial skills. Book Randy to speak at your next event at nphub.org/randy

Featured Fundraising

The Major Gifts Advice You Majorly Need

With the proper expectations, cultivation and approach to making the ask, major gifts are entirely attainable. Let’s dig in.

Featured Human Resources Nonprofit Marketing

Nonprofit Budgeting: Making Money Go Further

Let’s explore where you should splurge, where you should save and when you’ll need to make that call for your own organization.


Culture Featured Nonprofit Marketing

The Times They Are A-Changin’: Adapting to a Shifting Industry

My staff and I recently noticed a shift in our SEO statistics and started looking at what our data analytics showed for our blog in 2017. The data showed that 49 percent of our readers are ages 18-34. This was a surprise to us. For years, our audience fell in the 45-54 age group. Now,…

Featured Fundraising

Continued Success: Refocusing for the New Year

Year-end fundraising goals and nonprofit success rates go up when the strategy is set well in advance. Reflect on last year and prepare for next.


Board of Directors Featured

Field Notes from an Executive Director: Help Your Board Help You

I’ve volunteered for over ten nonprofit boards and I’ve learned that in order to have a successful board, you have to help your board help you.

Culture Featured Human Resources

Why It’s Important to Have Friends at Work

Most of us spend 40 hours per week at our jobs. It’s probably pretty important that we like going into work then, right? Having a friend at work can help.


Featured Human Resources

How You Can Combat Employee Turnover

Combating employee turnover in the nonprofit sector is tricky. The hours are long, the work is hard, and the pay isn’t always what it should be.

Board of Directors Featured

Board Diversity: Recruit Talent, Not Tokens

Diversity is important; there’s no denying it. But when looking for diverse members for your board, make sure they’re the right fit, too.


Featured Fundraising

How Your Nonprofit Can Benefit From Earned Income Opportunities

It was always a dream of mine to become the executive director of a nonprofit organization. After developing the right relationships and building a career in marketing, that dream became a reality. My goal from there was to disrupt the nonprofit world and look at it through the lens of a business person. What I’m…

Featured Grant Writing Starting a Nonprofit

Why You Should Stop Relying on Grants to Fund Your Nonprofit

If you’re thinking about starting a nonprofit and the plan is to use grants alone to get it funded—think again. So many first-timers think grants are the way to go as their main funding source.