The Hodge Group In the News
Giving USA 2016 Philanthropy Report

Giving USA Foundation is pleased to announce the release of its latest report on the state of charitable giving in America. Total charitable giving increased 4.1% between 2014 and 2015, to $373.25 billion. For more information, click on the link below.

- June 14, 2016.

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Giving in Northwest Arkansas featured in the Wall Street Journal

This week, The Hodge Group Principal Russ Hodge was quoted in The Wall Street Journal article titled "Where Wal-Mart and Philanthropy Mix". We hope you take the time to read it, which discusses philanthropy in Northwest Arkansas - one of the most philanthropic areas of the country.

- April 26, 2016.

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Philanthropy Consultants Welcome ECDI

Since 2004, ECDI supports loans for new and established businesses and has benefited many local communities throughout the state of Ohio, assisted over 6,500 individuals, disbursed over $25 million through 1,250 small business loans, and created and retained over 4,600 jobs.

- April 13, 2016.

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The Hodge Group Giving Counsultants

The Hodge Group would like to congratulate Marianne on her retirement. Marianne has been with The Hodge Group for the past seven years. Her contribution to the firm and to the many non-profits we have worked with has been invaluable. We wish Marianne the best, we will miss her!

- April 10, 2016.

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Philanthropy Consultants Welcome Ruth Ellis

The Ruth Ellis Center, is a youth social services agency that serves the needs of runaway, homeless and at-risk youth. Their mission is to "provide short and long-term residential and support services for runaway, homeless, and at-risk lesbian, gay, bi-attractional, transgender, and questioning youth."

- June 17, 2015.

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Giving USA 2015 Philanthropy Report

Giving USA Foundation is pleased to announce the release of its latest report on the state of charitable giving in America. Total giving reached $358.38 billion in 2014, a 7.1 percent increase in current dollars and a 5.4 percent increase in inflation-adjusted dollars. For more, click on the link below

- June 16, 2015.

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The Hodge Group Philanthropy Experts

After The Ohio State University band director's firing last Thursday, questions are looming about what impact the scandal will have in the short- and long-term future when it comes to raising money. Hear what The Hodge Group had to say.

- July 29, 2014.

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Giving USA 2014 Report Information

Giving USA Foundation is pleased to announce the release of its latest report on the state of charitable giving in America. Total giving reached $335.17 billion in 2013, a 4.4 percent increase in current dollars and a 3.0 percent increase in inflation-adjusted dollars. For more, click on the link below

- June 17, 2014.

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Consulting Columbus

For over ten years NeighborWorks Columbus (NWC), a non-profit "one-stop-shop," has worked to provide promote and provide access to fit and affordable housing and to build family assets for financial independence for all citizens of low to moderate incomes.

- June 15, 2014.

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Community College Fundraising Counsel

We are pleased to announce Edison Community College as one of our newest clients! Providing modern campus facilities and leading-edge computer and Internet technology, Edison Community College cannot be surpassed for its learning environment.

- March 8, 2014.

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Non-profit Development Strategies

Come join our Managing Partner, Russ Hodge as he will be discussing Six Strategies for the Small Development Shop as the Keynote Speaker at the AFP Northwest Arkansas Summit on Wednesday, March 19 in Rogers, Arkansas!

- March 7, 2014.

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Catholic High School

Cristo Rey is a Catholic, college-prep high school with a Professional Work Study Program empowering youth of all faiths, from economically challenged families, to graduate from college and live a lifetime of success.

- November 15, 2013.

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Fundraising Executive

We are thrilled to Congratulate Bob Cahen, PhD and Senior Counsel for The Hodge Group on receiving the Association of Fundraising Professionals - Fundraising Executive of the Year Award in Greater Cleveland.

- November 7, 2013.

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Small Business Philanthropy

Our own Russ Hodge contributed to a recent article in Small Business Computing where he discusses how to be a small business philanthropist, an how it can benefit both business and community.

- November 6, 2013.

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Consulting for Community Colleges

The Hodge Group is proud to be sponsoring the 12th annual CRD Presidents Fundraising Academy is of, by and for community college CEO's and aspiring community college CEO's. We hope you'll join us.

- September 1, 2013.

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First Tee Central Ohio

First Tee's mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

- September 10, 2013.

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Cleveland Philanthropy

The SHDC was created to initiate and guide economic and community development projects on behalf of the citizens of Shaker Heights in order to create jobs, seed businesses, provide educational opportunities, and to revitalize commercial districts and neighborhoods.

- February 13, 2013

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Giving USA 2013 Report Information

Giving USA Foundation is pleased to announce the release of its latest report on the state of charitable giving in America. For the past 57 years, Giving USA has provided the most comprehensive report on philanthropy in the United States, providing key fundraising intelligence each year related to the sources and uses of philanthropy.

- June 18, 2013.

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Ohio Historical Society | Philanthropy Consultants

With over 100 staff members, hundreds of volunteers and thousands of partners, the Ohio Historical Society's mission is to spark discovery of Ohio history! We help people connect with Ohio's past to understand the present and create a better future.

- March 5, 2013.

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Ty Marsh Community Development

The Hodge Group is proud to welcome Ty Marsh as Senior Director of Community Engagement. Ty is a highly respected business leader and strategist who has been a crucial catalyst for business, economic development and public/private partnerships in the Columbus Ohio Region.

- February 13, 2013

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Philanthropic Giving Newsletter

We give thanks as this Holiday Season is upon all of us! In this newsletter, we learn how giving thanks, and leaving a legacy can encourage planned giving. Also, Sharon discusses some tips on how to bring your communication to life!

- November 26, 2012.

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Team of Philanthropic Consultants

We are excited to welcome our newest Counsel, Robert Cahen! Bob has over 20 years experience in non-profits and has held a variety of senior positions in area nonprofit and pubic organizations as well as taught courses in political science, social science, literature and writing.

- October 15, 2012.

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Dayton Ohio Non Profit Counsel

The Greater Dayton Rowing Association was established in 1992 to nurture, support, and promote sculling and sweep rowing in the Dayton area. With thousands of hours on the water each year, GDRA provides instruction to members of all ages.

- October 12, 2012.

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Florida Philanthropy Consultants

Friends of Foster Children of Southwest Florida provides abused, neglected and abandoned children with the social, educational and financial support giving them a chance to become successful and strong adults.

- July 23, 2012.

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Michigan Philanthropy Consultants

Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary are working to build a culture of peace on planet Earth through respect for, nurturing of and promoting the well-being of all persons and all of nature as God's creation.

- July 17, 2012.

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Giving USA 2012 Report Summary

On June 19th, Russ Hodge, along with Bricker & Eckler, LLP and OANO, gave the first local presentation of the 2012 Giving USA Report results! Russ discussed the current philanthropic trends and data and what it means for you. Click here to download the presentation slides.

- June 19, 2012.

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Columbus Philanthropy Consultants

The Columbus Speech & Hearing Center's vision is to help all people improve communication and vocational independence for life and to be the recognized leader for information, support, evaluation and treatment.

- May 16, 2012.

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Toledo Ohio Giving Consulting

Notre Dame Academy, a Catholic college prep high school, promotes the holistic development of young women for leadership and service by providing an exceptional educational experience permeated with Christian values.

- April 27, 2012.

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Ohio Philanthropy Consulting

The Simon Kenton Council is one of the largest councils in the nation serving 17 counties in central and southern Ohio, and Greenup County in northern Kentucky. The Hodge Group is proud to welcome them as a new client!

- April 26, 2012.

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Arkansas Philanthropy Consulting

The Hodge Group welcomes the UCA Foundation, which provides a privately funded scholarship program that offer additional educational opportunities to UCA students. Scholarships are awarded reflecting the donor's gift and interests.

- March 8, 2012.

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Our Newest Philanthropy Consulting Client

We are proud to welcome The Bach Society of Dayton, the region's leading presenter of sacred and secular choral masterpieces, performing inspirational works by J.S. Bach and other classical and contemporary composers.

- March 5, 2012.

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Florida Philanthropy Consulting

The Hodge Group is proud to be working with the Guadalupe Center of Immokalee, Florida; an organization, whose mission is to break the cycle of poverty by providing educational, social, and other support programs and resources.

- January 19, 2012

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Columbus Ohio Philanthropy Cousulting

Imagine being able to work with an organization that provides free, quality comprehensive after-school programs that keep children safe and help them succeed in life. That's what we get to do with After-School All-Stars. Welcome to our family of clients.

- January 18, 2012

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Naples Florida Philanthropic Consulting

The Hodge Group is proud to be helping Bayshore CAPA create a state-of-the-art cultural and performing arts center that showcases local visual and performing artists from around Naples, Florida.

- September 20, 2011.

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Cincinnati Ohio Philanthropic Consulting

The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra has grown in size and scope to become one of the cultural cornerstones of the Greater Cincinnati area over the past 36 years, and we welcome them as a new client.

- September 16, 2011.

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Giving Consulting for Non-Profits

The Hodge Group welcomes to our family of clients, Dayton Ohio Habitat for Humanity, a volunteer-driven housing ministry dedicated to providing decent, affordable housing to families in need.

- August 4, 2011.

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John C. Riley CFRE Philanthropic Fundraising Expert

We are thrilled to welcome John C. Riley as our newest Counsel! John is a Certified Fund Raising Executive specializing in an inside-out, top-down model of fundraising.

- May 17, 2011.

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Fundraising Counsel for Columbus 2012

The Hodge Group is helping Columbus 2012 to celebrate, educate and inspire the people of Columbus by recognizing the past and developing a better community for the future.

- May 16, 2011.

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Eric Allen Joins Our Team of Philanthropy Experts!

The Hodge Group is pleased to welcome our newest Counsel, Eric Allen! Eric is an enthusiastic advocate for economic growth and development and is a great addition to our team!

- January 14, 2011.

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Hodge Group Client Receives Grant from United States Department of Education

The Hodge Group client, Lourdes College, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the Title III - Strengthening Institutions Program - grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

- October 25, 2010.

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Toledo-Lucas County Public Library receives federal grant.

The Hodge Group client Toledo-Lucas County Public Library receives $2.2 Million Broadband Award to expand the Kent Branch Library and fund a mobile computer center.

- September 13, 2010.

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The Hodge Group's New Academic Client: The Community School of Naples

The Hodge Group welcomes to our family of clients the Community School of Naples, an independent, PK-12 college preparatory day school, located in Naples, Florida.

- September 9, 2010.

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Join us for a Philanthropy Roundtable at the American Library Association Conference and Exhibit

Join The Hodge Group June 25-28, 2010 at the American Library Association Conference and Exhibit in Washington DC! We are proud to be hosting a discussion on Philanthropy and its relationship to government financing on Monday June 28th.

- June, 2010.

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Giving USA 2010 - 2009 Fundraising Numbers

U.S. charitable giving falls 3.6 percent in 2009 to $303.75 billion. Despite the overall drop, some types of charities attract more gifts during times of great need and for the third year, giving exceeds $300 billion, says Giving USA Foundation

- "Giving USA 2010",, June 9, 2010.

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Russ Hodge's Philanthropic Impact Discussed in Article

Russ Hodge has helped Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio, foster a more philanthropic culture, finish a successful $13 million endowment campaign and pass a crucial property tax levy.

- "Creating a culture of philanthropy", Sinclair 360, Spring, 2010.

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New Philanthropy and Non-Profit Clients

The Hodge Group is very proud to welcome Northwest State Community College of Archbold, Ohio, The Children's Museum of Naples, Florida, and The Morton Foundation of Columbus, Ohio to The Hodge Group Family of Clients!

- March 3, 2010.

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Wealth Engine Prospect Analysis added to our giving tools!

Our newest tool, WealthEngine™ offers the broadest range and highest quality of data sources and the strongest technology to help your organization identify the best prospects for your campaign.

- February 22, 2010.

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Sharon Schreiber Joins Our Team of Philanthropy Experts!

The Hodge Group is proud to welcome our newest Senior Counsel, Sharon Schreiber! With 20 years of experience in public relations, marketing and philanthropy, Sharon is the perfect addition to The Hodge Group team of Experts!

- February 19, 2010.

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What can past events tell us about current fundraising?

"How much will Americans end up donating to the Haitian earthquake relief efforts? If past disasters like Hurricane Katrina and the Asian tsunami provide guidance for today's efforts, the result is likely to be in the billions."

- "Lessons from the past inform Haiti Fundraising", Giving Institute, January 18, 2010.

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Russ Hodge Discusses Philanthropy in C Magazine

"From their offices in Dublin, the Hodge Group has helped raise funds to create buildings, fight disease, help the less fortunate and almost anything else that could use a push in fund-raising."

- "Many Hands: Russell Hodge", C Magazine, December 9, 2009.

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The Hodge Group Giving Experts

The Hodge Group is proud to welcome our newest Senior Counsel, Kay Runge! Kay brings vast expertise in library buildings, management and fundraising.

- November 16, 2009.

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The Hodge Group Client Featured in The New York Times

The Hodge Group Client, Sinclair Community College of Dayton, Ohio, has been featured in The New York Times.

- "At Sinclair Community College, Focus Is Jobs", The New York Times, August 14, 2009.

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The Giving Institute

The Hodge Group has been selected as a member of the Giving Institute, an international association of leaders in the philanthropic consulting field.

- July 21, 2009.

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