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…)
When volunteering – as with any form of philanthropy – research, evaluation and action plans are critical first steps. (more…)
The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University reports 95.4% of American households make charitable donations. Ever wonder how that generosity plays out here in Central Texas? (more…)
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…)
There are many options for charitable giving, including Donor Advised Funds and Private Foundations… every family and individual’s situation is unique, and each giving vehicle has its own distinct qualities and benefits. (more…)
We would all risk our lives to save a single person from drowning, yet will not make a donation that could save hundreds from relying on polluted well water. There is something about human nature that has difficulty empathizing with the many over the few. (more…)
Rodman & Associates features a unique nonprofit in every issue of LOCALE. See the latest issue here.
Austin seems to breathe the motto that healthy lives are happy lives. From the runners on trails around Lady Bird Lake, to the bikers whizzing through scenic roads, health is a central piece of the Austin lifestyle. (more…)
From the boardwalk to the boardroom – CSR is growing up.
Bain Capital, private equity investors, has made a deal to purchase half of Toms Shoes, the exemplar of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). (more…)
We were featured in the Austin-American Statesman, discussing central Texas’ charitable giving and where it ranks nationally. (more…)
The answer to the question “What is my giving potential?” is deeply personal, and not always clear. (more…)