About Us

Philanthropic Giving Resourcesis a family owned nonprofit consulting firm with over four decades of combined philanthropic expertise. We are committed to client satisfaction, working with representatives of each organization in a confidential and personal relationship.


James S. Hohn, Principal Consultant of Philanthropic Giving Resources offers your organization more than three decades of knowledge and experience in resource development, major/planned giving and charitable gift planning development and administration.

Mr. Hohn has led planned giving development staffs, encouraged volunteer involvement and established successful giving programs for local, regional and national nonprofit organizations such as:

  • Major Colleges and Universities such as Seton Hall University
  • United Way and Affiliate agencies such as United Way of New York City
  • Hospitals and Medical Centers such as Meridian Health
  • Environmental, Historical and Civic councils such as New Jersey Audubon


In addition to serving the nonprofit sector, Mr. Hohn is recognized for his wealth of experience and leadership role with several global for-profit financial institutions. He has managed staff of finance, fundraising and legal professionals to support major national academic, health and charitable organizations.

  • Regional and National Banks
  • Financial institutions
  • Foundations
  • Insurance networks

A contributing member of the fundraising community, Mr. Hohn is a founding member and six year Co-chair of the Partnership on Philanthropy and has been an active member of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (formerly NCPG) since 1990. An active contributor to the development of AFP/NJ, he served on the Board of Directors for two terms, concurrently holding the post of President of the NJ Council of Grantmakers. Mr. Hohn continues to train professional development and administrative staffs as well as volunteers to understand and successfully conduct effective and engaging fundraising programs.

Mr. Hohn assumed ownership of PGResources to continue his dedication to charitable organizations globally. When you seek expert advice at a critical financial juncture, James Hohn will provide the tools and experience to establish and maintain effective as well as sustainable Gifting programs.


Nicholas M. Hohn, Senior Consultant of Philanthropic Giving Resourcessm offers a diverse background in annual giving, donor database management, prospect management, solicitation strategies, and capital campaigns. This expertise developed an understanding that the foundation for a successful fundraising effort begins with an understand of the way constituents interact with an organization, relies upon diverse engagement tools, and ends with a group of well engaged donors. Providing you with a keen analysis of the “story” your donor data, Nicholas will help you to capture a picture of your organization’s fundraising history, scope and potential.

Understanding the proper systems and software necessary to guide accounting and reporting, technical expertise can be utilized to identify best practices and opportunities to achieve you mission and vision. For example, he has served the Visiting Nurse Association and the United Way to:

  • Develop a framework for giving utilizing state-of-the art programs
  • Created and managed a comprehensive prospect research program

In addition to experience within the public sector, Nicholas has conducted and facilitated a variety of leadership and team development training for a wide variety of organizations from Universities to corporations. A wealth of experience in small team management and program/project management will provide you with the insight to select and employ best practices specific for goal attainment.

  • Managed the training and development of the 120+ part-time Telefund employees encompassing three different positions and eight different annual fundraising workshops.
  • Conducted informational donor seminars and presentations to small groups.

Nicholas is continually expanding his knowledge to best serve PGR clients. He recently earned a Collaborative Consulting Certificate from the Consultant Development Institute and holds a Nonprofit Management Certificate from Rutgers University, School of Public Affairs and Administration. He will provide you with the most recent industry best practices and case studies to contribute to your organizational success.

  • Worked with department leaders to create all script material achieving $1.5 million annual goal.
  • As Development office for Rutgers University Foundation he pipelined prospects from leadership annual giving to major gifts to attain annual fundraising goal of $250,000 through direct prospect solicitation.

Active in the professional organization and fundraising communities, Nicholas is dedicated to providing the highest level of support for organizational success.