A well-known cruise line is marketing cruises to well-intentioned and well-heeled Americans as “social impact travel”, coordinating volunteer opportunities in the ports of call they visit. But is it the best use of your charitable time and money? (more…)
Many parents and grandparents ask us about ways to introduce their children to philanthropy and when these conversations should start. (more…)
Austin is one of the country’s most tech-savvy populations. Crowdfunding uniquely fits our city’s culture and our desire to create online communities centered on shared passions. (more…)
Our recent study of Corporate Giving in Central Texas showed that 95% of companies are giving back to the community. Business leaders understand that a reputation as a good corporate citizen helps to recruit and retain employees, increase market share, and deepen ties with customers. (more…)
Big news: Rodman & Associates founder Lisa Rodman was featured on air during We Are Austin on KEYE-TV to discuss the 2015 Rodman Report. Go here to watch!
Let’s hear it for Austin businesses!
￼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…)
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…)
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…)
Although not all the numbers are in, preliminary results show the third annual Giving Tuesday as a big success. (more…)
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…)