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

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.


Featured Grant Writing Starting a Nonprofit

How Startup Nonprofits Can Get the Grant of Their Dreams

There are several ways to get the grant from creating a relationship with the granting organization you’re working with, here are our favorites.

Culture Featured Human Resources

Key Culture Tip: Great Minds Don’t Always Think Alike

It may sound silly or obvious, but a strong organizational culture should bring people together—regardless of background or experience.


Board of Directors Culture Featured

How to Use Slack for Nonprofits

After working with several organizations, I’ve found that an incredible way to stop communication snags from happening is Slack for nonprofits.

Culture Featured Human Resources

Find (and Keep) New Staff by Improving Company Culture

After a wave a new hires, I was reminded just how important improving company culture is in recruiting, hiring, training and retaining an awesome staff.


Featured Fundraising

Escaping the Stigma: What Nonprofits Need to Help Donors Understand

Nonprofits and donors need to understand you can’t have a program without someone managing it. Running a successful NPO is running a successful business.

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.


Culture Featured

How to Build a Culture that Leaves Behind a Legacy

Let’s talk about why culture matters, some company culture steps you can take right now and what you can do to ensure your company culture leaves a legacy.

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.