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Introducing the 2015 Rodman Report

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Philanthropy is an important part of any community, and while giving back is an integral part of life for central Texas, there was no data on how local businesses – large or small – were involved in philanthropy. (more…)

David vs Goliath – Isn’t it time to shake things up?

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Americans tend to reward the familiar rather than the innovative when it comes to charity. Almost 80 percent of all donations made are classified as “loyalty giving” – meaning people tend to give to the same organizations year over year. (more…)

Run Carrozza Run

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Some philanthropists give generously of their time and expertise, others tap into their networks to raise thousands of dollars for the community, and some establish their own nonprofit foundation or philanthropic fund.  RunTex Foundation’s Paul Carrozza has done it all. (more…)

4 Things to Know About a Charity – Before Writing a Check

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We all intuitively know that some nonprofits are better than others. By better, that means they are able to create a bigger impact per dollar spent.

The elephant in the room is that some people make better donors than others. They, too, are able to create a bigger impact per dollar spent. (more…)

Case Study: Aligning Individual Giving Wishes within a Firm

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Rodman & Associates was asked to help a professional firm address a very tricky question. Multiple partners were lending their professional services pro-bono, utilizing the firm’s resources, while the firm itself was getting little to no public recognition. Partner meetings were getting tense and something had to be done. (more…)

Foundation Board Compensation Survey

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Paying Foundation Board Trustees for their service is a touchy subject.  Compensation deemed excessive or unreasonable may violate federal and state laws, and public sentiment polls heavily against the practice.  The public’s expectation is that Charitable Foundations benefiting from favorable tax status will direct most of their money to charitable purposes. (more…)