Over the past 35 years, we have had the privilege to work with small and large nonprofit organizations and associations across the country. We have raised close to $1 billion, increased awareness and visibility through effective storytelling and have increased the membership base for many associations. We look forward to serving you and delivering remarkable results.
Russ Hodge, CFRE
Russ currently serves as CEO for The Hodge Group, one of the fastest growing fundraising consulting firms in the nation. His hands-on management style and innovative fundraising technique has been the blueprint for his success in achieving philanthropic goals for a variety of organizations.
Dianna Kaczay MacDonald
Executive Vice President
Dianna Kaczay MacDonald represents the firm as Executive Vice President. Dianna oversees the business and day-to-day operations of the firm. She supports all aspects of client projects and will ensure that communication flows between The Hodge Group team and clients. Dianna will be in personal contact with our clients on a regular basis.
Kim Horton, MA, CFRE
Kim has spent eighteen years working in non-profit senior administration in assignments. Kim currently represents the firm as Vice President.. Her experience spans across grass roots organizations, nationally affiliated organizations and much of her career has been spent in higher education.
Bharat Krishnan, MBA
Bharat has over ten years of experience in fundraising and strategic planning. His management mantra of “Respect. Empower. Include” has allowed him to lead cross-functional teams of over 150 individuals to raise funds from individual donors in excess of $2.5 million.
Bob Cahen, Ph.D.
Bob Cahen has held a variety of senior positions in area nonprofit and pubic organizations, among them: assistant executive director and acting executive director, Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland; executive director, Jewish Vocational Service of...
Kay K. Runge, MLS
Kay K. Runge is a Senior Counsel member of The Hodge Group team. She is a library building and funding consultant and an experienced professional public library administrator. She served as director of the Des Moines (IA) Public Library, Davenport..
Ellen currently serves as the Grants Writer for The Hodge Group. Since beginning her private practice as a grantwriter and fundraising consultant in 1996, Ellen Ticktin has worked with over 50 nonprofit agencies in Greater Cleveland.
Freelance Writer / Designer
Maddie Wood is a Freelance Writer/Designer for The Hodge Group. In her four years with the firm, she has been involved with various aspects of the business from client communication and case statement development to our website re-design.