It has been a busy year for everyone at Hubbub, but we couldn’t be happier for all the great moments we shared with all of you during the past twelve months.
Hubbub’s review of the year
We asked our own Hubbub team to pick their favourite moments from the past year and here’s an overview:
I was super excited at being able to help clients with their Giving Days, which was part of our US growth. It was also great to see development of new technology (Ambassadors) to do it, and see it so valuable to their success.
There were several big moments for me, not the least of which was joining such an amazing team in June of this year. I really enjoyed our first AGM back in September and the opportunity it presented to share our results and growth plans with existing investors. Finally, securing funding from Connecticut Innovations to fuel our US growth was a big moment in the history of Hubbub and I am very excited about the potential for the further growth and development of our platform that will be delivered next year as a result of this.
I am happy that Hubbub open an office in North America and won the VentureClash to further grow our efforts on this side of the pond. We’ve added at least one awesome team member, Don, and will soon add another.
VP of Sales
Founder of Hubbub North America
Getting the opportunity to visit Texas Christian University for their Day of Giving and learn how they used our Ambassador tool on the ground was an incredible learning experience and tonnes of fun.
I was happy to join Hubbub to manage its content presence and our goal is to explore new opportunities that will add value to a highly engaged community. It’s an interesting challenge to share our insights and our values through our blog, our case studies, the sharing centre, our events, and even our social platforms. Here’s to an even more productive new year!
- New products
We have opened up our product range to better serve the university and non profit fundraising sectors. Our new Ambassador tool and Giving Days platform have already brought our clients great success.
- Hubbub Community
Loved seeing the Hubbub community come to life and the value we are bringing through the resource centre, the Hubbub sharing centre, Crowdfundlist, the Hubbub blog and our events. Our clients and potential clients are sharing awesome tips, advice, case studies, resources and key insights helping to advance digital fundraising in the university sector. We’ve seen a great turn out at our events in both the UK and US and we’re collaborating with the leading thinkers in digital fundraising e.g. Bob Burdenski and More Partnership. We were also delighted to live stream our recent event using the new Facebook live feature so that members of our community that couldn’t make it to London could also tune in.
- Expanding the team
We now have a dedicated marketing and events team, as well as key hires in the US. Our second client hire – Kat Carter joined our events team. Working this closely with our target market is providing key insights and helps us know that we are going in the right direction.
Awesome validation and the perfect opportunity to grow in the US. Connecticut is an ideal location for us.
- Hubbub.net and Innovations in Giving
I am happy that we now for the first time have a dedicated marketing website, along with Innovations in Giving. Hubbub have collaborated with Bob Burdenski on a project called Innovations in Giving. The mission is to share advice, best practices and resources about awesome innovations in giving for schools and universities. Innovations in Giving has run 2 successful events in North Carolina and Chicago and is just getting started. We’re looking forward to developing the project in 2017.
Thank you to all who have supported us this year – we’re looking forward to 2017!
Team Hubbub xx
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