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Matthew A. Hugg

Matt Hugg is Affiliate Faculty member at Eastern University’s School for Leadership and Development. Since joining Eastern in 2007, Matt has taught Philanthropy, Fundraising, Marketing and Capstone classes in the United States in St. Davids, Philadelphia, Washington, Harrisburg and overseas in Senegal, Uganda, Cambodia and Italy.

In addition to his teaching duties, Matt specializes in direct mail and other copywriting for nonprofit fundraising and marketing. Previous to FundraisingTalent, Matt held fundraising leadership positions at:

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

In these positions, Matt raised thousands of gifts and several million dollars 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 is 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 annual Franklin Forum and Planned Giving Day events, program committee, membership committee and as chapter secretary.

He has also served on the board of his local church, church district, and as a congregational representative to the Church of the Brethren Annual conference. In the 1990’s he was among the founding members of the Cincinnati Church of the Brethren.

His 25 years of nonprofit management experience in fundraising and marketing makes him in high demand for speaking on revenue generation for nonprofits for AFP, Partners for Philanthropic Planning, CASE, Engineering Development Forum and the Council for Nonprofit Innovation  in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, Washington, DC, Virginia and New York. 

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. In addition, he studied paleontology at Bryn Mawr College and oceanography at the Duke University Marine Laboratory. 

Additional information can be found on Matt at: www.FundraisingTalent.com

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