Matthew Hurtt
Fundraising & Messaging

A Lifelong Commitment to Liberty

Matthew Hurtt is a internationally-recognized fundraiser, organizer, writer, and public speaker.

For nearly six years, Hurtt worked at Americans for Prosperity & AFP Foundation, where he organized activists across the country around policies that promote prosperity and opportunity. For three years, Hurtt was the public face of AFP/F's Grassroots Leadership Academy, representing AFP/F at national conferences and other speaking engagements.

Prior to his time at AFP/F, Hurtt raised millions of dollars for conservatives as a copywriter for Response America, a direct mail fundraising firm in Alexandria. Before that, Matthew managed the campaign of then-State Senator Alex X. Mooney.

In 2009, Matthew joined the Leadership Institute, where he identified, recruited, and trained student activists in Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and his home state of Tennessee. He also began teaching grassroots activists how to organize for the conservative candidate or cause of their choice. Since 2009, he has trained tens of thousands of activists at LI headquarters in Arlington, across the country, and in Canada and Europe.

Matthew is involved in national Republican politics, serving as an at-large delegate to both the 2012 and 2016 Republican National Conventions. From 2013 until 2020, he served as special assistant to Virginia's Republican National Committeeman, Morton Blackwell, at regular meetings of the Republican National Committee. That role broadened his relationship with Republican leaders across the nation.

Hurtt has been published in numerous outlets and has appeared on local, national, and international television and radio.


He resides in Arlington, Virginia.

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Copywriting & Fundraising

10+ years writing high-impact, high-yield fundraising copy for conservative and libertarian candidates, committees, and nonprofit organizations


Message Development
& Strategy

Hurtt works with candidates and organizations to craft messaging strategy to drive narratives that promote free enterprise, prosperity, and opportunity.


Activist Training & Speaking Engagements

15+ years organizing around issues that promote freedom & opportunity. Hurtt has worked with groups across the U.S. and in Canada and Europe.


Coalition Building &Connecting People

With 10+ years in conservative and limited-government organizing, Hurtt has countless connections with organizations, nonprofits, and policymakers across the country.

Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.

Henry David Thoreau

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