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


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


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…)

Ebola in the U.S. – What You Can Do to Help


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…)