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About the Speaker
Russ Hodge has over thirty-five years of fundraising experience. Throughout the years, Russ’ hands-on management style and innovative fundraising techniques have helped The Hodge Group raise more than half-a-billion dollars for organizations of all sizes across the country. Russ is often sought out as a key speaker at fundraising conferences locally and nationwide, and is a member of both the Giving Institute and Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). In 2019, Russ Hodge presented at Candid (Formerly Foundation Center and Guidestar) and CASE Center for Community College Advancement on “How Board Culture Leads to Hyper-Philanthropy™”. Russ is the past recipient of AFP’s Fundraiser of the Year for Central Ohio and is an AFP Master Trainer.
About the Program
After going through this presentation, your nonprofit will be fully equipped to transform your Board into the pro-active partner they should be in enacting your mission and vision. The presentation centers around a term we at The Hodge Group have trademarked, Hyper-Philanthropy, and instructs participants on how to create a hyper-philanthropic atmosphere as it relates to your Board. Hyper Philanthropy refers to communities, organizations, and institutions that have truly accelerated philanthropy through culture, and this presentation will instruct nonprofits on how to shape that culture. You will learn about transformational shifts impacting the culture of nonprofits and how an organization can learn to not just adapt, but thrive, in response to those shifts. You will also learn some specific techniques to create a philanthropic culture within your community, and especially within your Board. Cultural currency dictates a nonprofit’s success or failure within its broader community, and we at The Hodge Group pride ourselves on being able to inform an organization on how to spend wisely.