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Our Team

The Hodge Group

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.


Kim Horton, MA, CFRE

Vice President

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

Director of Client Success

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.

Senior Counsel

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...


Maddie Wood

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.


Kay K. Runge, MLS

Senior Counsel

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 Ticktin

Grants Writer

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.

Let's Work Together

We will work side-by-side with you as a trusted advisor to find unique solutions and opportunities that work for your organization. We customize our counsel around your individual needs, whether you need strategic advice in one particular area or full-service planning and implementation. Our approach is personal. Our services are flexible.


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