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.

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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.

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Starting a Nonprofit: The Importance of a Clear Vision

So, you’re starting a new organization and a community member or colleague stops you one day and wants to know more about it. What you are going to say?

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Hello, Trello: Why We’re Simply Loving It

With seven people working from multiple cities and locations, my team doesn’t have an option when it comes to online productivity.

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A Small Organization with Mighty Retention Rates: Their (Not-So) Secrets

The Food Bank of Lincoln, a small-time organization with big-time retention rates, has donors coming in from across the country. So what’s their secret?

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Back to the Basics—Bucking the Nonprofit Trends of 2015 to Benefit Your Nonprofit Brand

Sure it’s important for your organization to pay attention to some nonprofit trends. But what if your NPO isn’t ready to tackle the nonprofit trends of 2015? Start the year off right by making sure you go back to the basics.