Message from Austin Mayor Steve Adler 01/04/2017

2017 Survey of Corporate Giving in Central Texas

Message from Mayor Adler

Austin is a vibrant, thriving city comprised of people who put their caring into action by enthusiastically supporting charities and nonprofits. I’m proud to say that our business community reflects these values, with results from last year’s Survey of Corporate Giving in Central Texas showing that most local companies have a philanthropic/giving budget, and the majority of those budgets increased from the previous year.

The Survey of Corporate Giving is an annual project, and we need your help to continue measuring and communicating how businesses in Austin are a charitable force for good. This year’s survey takes 10 minutes to complete, the results are anonymous, and the findings will be published in the 2017 Rodman Report.

What has changed since last year? What new trends will we discover? The 2016 Rodman Report revealed, for example, that 77 percent of companies engage employees through group volunteering – a great way to increase employee morale.

Once again, I would like to thank Austin Gives™, a program of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, for partnering in the effort to share the Survey of Corporate Giving with local companies. Please help us grow this study as it continues to be an enlightening measurement for businesses, nonprofits, community leaders, and all of us as charitable givers. By taking the survey today, you will be signed up to receive a free digital copy of the 2017 Rodman Report when it is published in March.

Let’s keep proudly telling the world how businesses in Austin and our surrounding community are giving back. Thank you for taking the time to participate in the Survey of Corporate Giving.





Mayor Steve Adler