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…)

Strengthen your family through shared philanthropy

Leaving a legacy is so much more than making a name for yourself – it’s about inspiring future generations. With families living further apart, shared philanthropy builds family identity and bonds that once grew naturally from living close by. (more…)

Austin Business Journal

He doesn’t talk about it publically. And neither does his wife.  But by pumping hundreds of millions of dollars into the Austin economy during its relatively short history, the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation has created a legacy that will linger for generations to come. (more…)

West Austin News

Philanthropy executive Lisa Rodman announced the formation of a boutique charity consulting firm, Rodman & Associates. Family politics and the politics of money often collide in small family foundations. A professional third party can be of help in defining goals.

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