Matthew Hugg

Matthew Hugg

Nonprofit Practice Leader

Matt brings his broad and diverse fundraising and nonprofit management experience to your nonprofit project, collected from his strong leadership experience as the...

  • Director of Development and Alumni Relations at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia
  • Associate Vice President for Development, at Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pennsylvania
  • Associate Director for Nationwide Campaigns and Director of Development of the College of Engineering at the University of Cincinnati Foundation  
  • Director of Development at Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania
  • District Executive for Cape May County, New Jersey at the Southern New Jersey Council, Boy Scouts of America

In these positions, Matt raised thousands of gifts from individuals, foundations, corporations and government entities; applied fundraising methods including direct mail, earned income, proposals, new technologies and personal solicitation; and worked with hundreds of volunteers on boards and fundraising committees.

Matt keeps up with the latest in fundraising through teaching. He serves as adjunct faculty in fundraising, philanthropy and marketing for several graduate programs, including at the University of Pennsylvania, Eastern University, Thomas Edison University of New Jersey, and Juniata College. His teaching has taken him throughout the United States, and to Europe, Asia and Africa. He is an excellent resource for our clients whose staff, board and volunteers looking for engaging instruction on their roles in fundraising.

In addition, Matt focuses much of his time on copywriting in fundraising and marketing material for nonprofits. His work includes...

  • Direct mail and email solicitation
  • Search engine optimized website copy
  • Brochures
  • Case statements
  • Campaign material
  • Planned giving promotions
  • Grant proposals
  • Gift acceptance policies
  • Leadership ghostwriting

and more.

Matt has served in several capacities on the board of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and over the last several years has served on committees to organize the Franklin Forum and Planned Giving Day events, program committee, and as chapter secretary. He is a regular speaker at AFP events in Philadelphia and elsewhere, and has authored books on nonprofit consulting and fundraising instruction.  

Matt holds a bachelor's degree in Natural History from Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania and a master's in Philanthropy and Development from St. Mary's University of Minnesota. 

 

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