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.

Mind Power Empowering Powerful Fundraising

As a fundraising coach, one of my critical responsibilities is helping nonprofits set fundraising goals―both long term and short term. I've looked fundraisers in the eyes and said, "You can raise $5,000,000 in one giving day.”...

Should Your Nonprofit Be Using Facebook Fundraising?

Let’s settle this once and for all: The Facebook fundraising feature isn’t a bad thing. If you’re an individual. By individual, I mean a personal cause campaign. Think raising funds for a sick friend, a grieving family or even a birthday campaign to support your local soup kitchen...

The Velocity of Crowdfunding Take-off

A fundraiser needs velocity. It needs to be focused and channeled to maximize every bit of energy expelled. In fact, it’s the emergence of several factors that creates the necessary velocity to make your crowdfunding campaign successful...

Fundraisers Are to Charity What Doctors Are to Healing

My father is a fundraiser. My grandfather was a fundraiser. And just about all of my siblings and close relatives are involved in community work one way or another. I’ve made it my life’s goal to enhance the work and results of fundraisers. Fundraisers are my people—my passion...

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...