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…)

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…)