Matthew A. Hugg

And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
(Mark 12:28-31 ESV)

Matt Hugg comes to Eastern with more than 25 years of experience in fundraising and nonprofit management. Over that time he raised funds and led development programs for the Boy Scouts of America, Lebanon Valley College, the University of Cincinnati, Ursinus College and the University of the Arts.  Since 2005 Matt has consulted in nonprofit fundraising, specializing in writing for nonprofit marketing and fundraising through his own firm, HuggDotNet LLC.  His Eastern University experience includes teaching classes in St. Davids, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Washington, DC, Italy, Cambodia, Senegal and Uganda.
Matt and his family live in Lansdale, PA where they share their house with one very large orange and white cat.

  • BS, Juniata College (Natural History)
  • MA, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota (Philanthropy and Development)
  • Additional coursework at Bryn Mawr College, Duke University, Northeastern University
Research Interests
  • Philanthropy and fundraising
Current Projects
  • Books on fundraising methods and career topics
  • SOS: Save our Solicitations, Donor Perfect Conference, September 2012
  • Annual Fund Fundraising, NNAAC Chapter Conference, November 2012
  • Various AFP, CASE, Engineering Development Forum chapters on a variety of fundraising and nonprofit career topics over the last 10 years.
Affiliations/ Professional Associations
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Philadelphia Chapter;
  • Philadelphia Area Nonprofit Independent Consultants
  • Philadelphia Direct Marketing Association
  • AFP Greater Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia Area Nonprofit Independent Consultants
Recent Courses


  • Fundraising
  • Capstone
  • Issues in Nonprofit Management
  • Advanced Fundraising
  • Advanced Nonprofit Management
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