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.

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.

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How to Build Your Nonprofit’s Culture (One Brick at a Time)

Culture isn’t just for startups and businesses; it’s a fundamental part of every nonprofit’s DNA. Your nonprofit culture helps to define your brand.

Board of Directors Featured

When Nonprofits Should Consider a Merger

There are two sides to every coin on why nonprofits merge. The process of a merger is too laborious to make any rash decisions, so here are a range of scenarios for when nonprofits should consider a merger.

Board of Directors Featured

The ABCs of Board Development: Recruiting the Right Nonprofit Board Members

A good nonprofit board is a well rounded board. You’ve probably heard you’re looking for people to fill roles in three key areas: Time, Treasure or Talent.

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The Future of Doing Good: What’s Old is New Again

We. Were. Warned. And the future of America’s social capital was discovered in a bowling alley. Yep, you heard that correctly.

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Lessons Learned from Starting a Nonprofit in 2015

Starting a nonprofit can be a tricky task to accomplish. We opened our doors in January, so here’s what I learned from starting a nonprofit in 2015.

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Starting a Nonprofit: The Importance of Developing a Business Plan

Many nonprofits start out on a wing and a prayer but without a legit business plan. Just because an organization is labeled a “nonprofit,” that doesn’t exempt it from operating like a business

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Starting a Nonprofit: Know Your Financial Landscape

As much as I’d love to tell you the money will just take care of itself, that’s a pipe dream—you need to have a solid financial plan from the get-go.

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Starting a Nonprofit: Have a Volunteer Plan in Place

Get a solid volunteer plan in place right away. If you have a good idea, community members will be willing to help out not just financially, but also with sweat equity.

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Starting a Nonprofit: How to Strategically Plan Your Announcement

Marketing is an essential part of building your brand. Your marketing strategy communicates what your mission is and how you want to impact the world.