I love finding examples of partnerships between businesses and nonprofits that are clearly win-win scenarios, providing benefits and positive exposure for both parties. So when I find a “win-win-win” scenario, it’s even better. (more…)
If you are a business owner, marketing director or HR professional, you likely play a key role in your organization’s charitable giving decisions. What does that process look like? When you think about your business and philanthropy, is something missing?
Does it feel sometimes like you or your company go through the motions of writing a few checks of support – or even underwrite a cause-related event or two – without a real strategy for corporate giving?
If you answered yes to any of the above, you’re not alone. (more…)
Does your company have a formal giving strategy?
Do you have a plan for business giving that fits your company’s mission, maximizes the impact on nonprofits and helps boost employee morale?
Have you ever wondered who really manages all those Family Foundations? Follow along for a quick snapshot of who is making the decisions— (more…)
Nominating Chairs complain that the competition is tough; there are too many nonprofits and not enough Rock Star board members. Yet Boards function as a team, and we all know Rock Stars may not make the best teammate. (more…)
Private charity is critical in making America the unique country it is, but we are not the only country in the world with thriving philanthropy. (more…)
Each of us have made donations whose impact we can see and measure—and donations for which we could not tell you where the money went if our lives depended on it! (more…)
Grandparents who actively pursue philanthropic endeavors are more likely to have grandchildren who give charitably and volunteer in the community.
While giving priorities may differ (grandparents are more inclined to religious giving and grandchildren to secular giving), grandparents play a role in developing their grandchildren’s giving habits.
Recent research released by the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy provides a first-of-its-kind look at the role parents and grandparents play in shaping the third generation’s giving habits. (more…)
The approach many nonprofits take to attract corporate support appears to be sending out multiples of mass produced sponsor material in hopes of garnering a donation; after all they have so much money–certainly they can give you just a little, right?
You have a much better chance of attracting corporate support by thoughtfully identifying a handful of companies that naturally align with the nonprofit mission, and then crafting individual communication for each of them. (more…)
A Survey of Corporate Giving in Central Texas
The results of our Survey of Corporate Giving in Central Texas are in. Through the direct feedback of local businesses, the 2016 Rodman Report shines a spotlight on corporate giving trends and benchmarks in the Austin and Central Texas area.
The statistics we gathered on corporate philanthropy/giving can help business leaders see how their own giving measures up – and be inspired to engage their employees through different methods of giving. For nonprofit board members, staff and volunteers, our survey findings provide a wealth of information to help them understand how, and to what causes, companies give – and who the gatekeepers are for corporate giving (more…)