THE RUOFF GROUP
The Ruoff Group formed in 2011 to provide high-quality research and policy analysis as well as tools that empower South Carolinians to participate effectively in public policy debates.
The Ruoff Group provides nonprofit organizations, governmental entities and attorneys with a broad range of research. Those have included studies of income, poverty, housing, health care access and affordability, legislative voting, employment, pay telephones, transportation, occupational discipline, elections, taxes and public budgeting. The Ruoff Group brings experience in quantitative research methods. The Ruoff Group has mapped for clients transportation systems, demographic data, socio-economic indicators, health insurance coverage, taxes, governmental services, election information and electoral districts.
The Ruoff Group offers guidance and assistance on achieving legislative goals, including developing legislative strategy, drafting bills and amendments and coaching organizational staff and volunteers.
With long experience in the policy sphere, The Ruoff Group publishes the South Carolina Policy Updates on a weekly basis tracking the bulk of legislation at the South Carolina State House together with policy analysis of state legislative developments. The Ruoff Group offers targeted subsets of those updates for South Carolina organizations.
Dr. John Ruoff, the Group’s Principal, brings over forty years of experience as a researcher, policy analyst and advocate, principally in South Carolina. He has appeared numerous times as an expert in state and federal courts, testifying on statistics, social and economic matters, demography, Southern history and Southern politics, redistricing and voting rights. Dr. Ruoff represented South Carolina Fair Share at the South Carolina General Assembly for twenty-five years.
He is the author of Nonprofits 101: A Guide for Staff and Board Members of New and Smaller Charitable [501(c)(3)] Nonprofits and served on the South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations’ (SCANPO) Blue Ribbon Panel which developed Guiding Principles and Best Practices: Preserving the Public Trust. He regularly conducts trainings and consults on nonprofit ethics, transparency, legal compliance and accountability. Ruoff serves on AARP’s all-volunteer National Policy Council on which he chairs the Economic, Employment and Low-Income Issues Committee.
The Ruoff Group
6170 Crabtree Rd.
Columbia, SC 29206 803-603-3224 (c)