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 Principal 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
Dianna Kaczay MacDonald represents the firm as Vice President. Dianna oversees the business and day-to-day operations of the firm. She will support all aspects of the client projects and will ensure that communication flows between The Hodge Group and clients. Dianna will be in personal contact with our clients on a regular basis.
Kim Horton, MA, CFRE
Director of Strategic Assessment
Kim has spent eighteen years working in non-profit senior administration in assignments. Kim currently works with The Hodge Group as Senior Counsel. Her experience spans across grass roots organizations, nationally affiliated organizations and much of her career has been spent in higher education.
Curt A. Reph, BA
Curt currently serves as Senior Counsel with The Hodge Group. Curt has led and contributed to many successful campaigns throughout his twenty-five year fund-raising career. The campaigns Curt has been involved in ranged in size from $650,000 to over $20 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...
Director of Brand Marketing
As Director of Brand Marketing and Senior Counsel for The Hodge Group Sharon’s 25 years of experience in branding, public relations, marketing and philanthropy has enabled her to weave these practice areas together to create innovative philanthropic strategies to help organizations raise funds, build awareness and cultivate brand loyalty.
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..
Becky Paneitz, Ph.D.
Dr. Becky Paneitz currently serves as Senior Counsel for The Hodge Group. Becky is founder and CEO of the Inseitz Group, is a seasoned consultant, speaker, and coach – dedicated mentor, motivator, and business leader who collaborates, instructs and inspires for success.
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.