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…)

CSR – More Than a Passing Fad


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…)

How does giving back lead to lower turnover?

Only 29% of America’s workforce is actively engaged in their organization, meaning they are psychologically committed to their jobs and likely to be making positive contributions.

Half (54%) of employees polled by Gallup are not actively engaged – and even worse, 18% identified as actively disengaged! (more…)

Can Coca-Cola save lives?

If the Coca-Cola Company is able to deliver its products in nearly every corner of the world, why not lifesaving medicines?

Their distribution strategy is famously “anywhere within arm’s reach of desire.” (more…)

LOCALE Austin Feature: Family Foundations

Rodman & Associates was featured in LOCALE, a premiere guide to Austin. We spoke about how even a modest sum can create a legacy, and about what common traps to avoid when starting family foundations. (more…)