Moshe Hecht

Moshe Hecht

Moshe Hecht, winner of the 2017 NonProfit PRO Technology Professional of the Year, is a philanthropy futurist, public speaker and chief innovation officer of Charidy, a crowdfunding platform and consulting company that has helped 3,000 organizations raise over $700 million.

Moshe‘s passion lies at the intersection of technology and charitable giving. When Moshe is not at the office, he is writing music and enjoying downtime with his wife and three redheaded children.

The Power of a Fundraising Coach

If there’s one rule in fundraising that takes years of real experience to be convinced that it’s critical, it’s the need for a fundraising coach. Notice I didn't write consultant...

The Peer-to-Peer Problem Promulgated

I’m trying to get your attention to the peer-to-peer problem that no one is talking about. I know, I know, it’s all the craze right now—up there with low-carb diets. And like all of us bread-, pasta-, potato-deprived people, you will completely fail at it. It’s going to suck all the energy right out of you...

Abridged: The New Nonprofit Law for Dummies

One of the most difficult concepts nonprofit leaders have been trying to comprehend in the last few months is the massive mess that is the new tax code. Before I get into nitty-gritty terminology of the new nonprofit law, let’s lay it all out with an easy and relatable 8-year old analogy: running a lemonade stand...

OPINION: ‘Dirty Money’ Is Not as Black and White as It Seems

In a move that has raised eyebrows and critical comments alike, the Texas-based nonprofit The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), turned down a $250,000 donation from Salesforce due to the company’s contract with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency...

The New Nonprofit Tax Laws for Dummies, Part 2

What’s changed about the itemized deduction though? The biggest one that has left taxpayers “salty” is the capping of the State and Local Tax deduction at $10,000. To an 8-year-old, $10,000 probably seems like a fortune; after all, imagine the amount of video games one could buy with that! To bring it back to the analogy though, we can illustrate that it isn’t good for itemizers at all...

The New Nonprofit Tax Laws for Dummies, Part 1

Okay, it’s confession time —I’ll go first. I consider myself to be a pretty bright guy; not Bill Nye the Science Guy smart, but more like Mr. Rogers smart (and not because I talk to puppets—I don’t). The thing that I struggle with though, to put it lightly, is a very challenged attention span...

The Ethics and Opportunities of Nonprofit Guerilla Marketing

We can see what the field really lacks is innovation or developing a new advertising technique that grabs attention and provokes like no other. In response to this need, nonprofits have slowly begun to adopt highly effective—but highly risky—ad schemes, known as nonprofit guerilla marketing campaigns...

Say ‘No’ to Donor Extortion

Here’s a novel concept: Donor extortion isn’t fun. In fact, it’s pretty darn terrible. Duh. So, can someone please tell me why I keep seeing so much of this demeaning practice going on in the fundraising space?!...

How This Crowdfunding Campaign Went From $1,500 to $15M

As a charity professional, I am blessed to find myself routinely in awe with my work, the unbelievable phenomenon that is 21st Century crowdfunding. Out of all of the fundraising drives that I’ve had the great fortune of organizing, however, one pioneering initiative in particular stands out to me, due to just how personal the cause was to me...

6 Impact Entrepreneurs Changing the World

When we think about the characteristics of a true entrepreneur, we think about their exceptional talent, skills, vision and willingness to take extreme risk; and of course, years of instant ramen, couch hopping and other similar sacrifices, all in pursuit of the next game-changing product or service that would change the way everyone thinks, works, travels, eats, learns, sleeps, loves or banks.

Why Crowdfunding Transcends Charity as We Know It

The baby is growing up. After more than a decade, modern crowdfunding is fast becoming an effective and dynamic method to raise funds—and rally the masses. And while it is still some years away from total global domination, we can’t deny it...

The Time Traveler’s Guide to Charitable Giving

We live our lives as limited beings within the borders of time and space. And as much as we seek a certain transcendence of thought, word or action, without these natural, physical limitations governing our days and years, we would not exist. And that’s not going to change. Or is it?...

Millennials Shmillenials: Working Together for One Cause

Impact is not achieved by one person, one Millennial or one donation alone. Impact happens when you tap into the collective power of your donors. When we stop treating Millennials as an isolated entity and unite them with givers of all levels and sizes, we, in turn, empower them to actualize that long sought-after impact—even on a $50 donation. Because with the strength in numbers of tens of thousands of Millennials giving just $50, the impact is both unparallelled and accessible...

Here's Why Your Major Donor Is About to Give You the Boot

Major benefactors are expecting more than they ever have before. They know, in our age of information and technology, just how capable nonprofits are of giving them what they really want. And, if we really break it down, there are three things that today’s mega-givers want—and are going to get—whether it’s from you or from another organization...