Rodman Reports

The Rodman Report: 

Insights for Businesses, Nonprofits and Community Leaders


Did you know that most companies in Austin and Central Texas have giving budgets, and those budgets increased last year? That’s just one of the key insights on corporate giving presented in the 2018 Rodman Report. Some of the major highlights of the Report include:


New insights into who spearheads giving. Our survey results identify the department or position most likely to be philanthropy decision makers at companies, and this year we matched those results to company size. Hint: the likely decision makers at small companies are not the same as those at larger corporations.


What they donate. Companies are most likely to provide monetary donations and employee volunteer hours as methods of giving (77 percent for both). Group volunteering is encouraged in 72 percent of companies.


 Most companies don’t track volunteer hours. Though the number has been gradually trending upward over the past few years, only 36 percent of respondents said their companies track volunteer hours. Tracking volunteer hours is a great way for companies to help measure this aspect of their contribution year over year.


Download the Rodman Report 


The Rodman Report provides trends and benchmarks for corporate philanthropy in Central Texas. It is published annually in digital (PDF) format. Download the 2018 Rodman Report today, and be inspired to share the results and engage your employees in philanthropy through numerous methods of giving. Read about how our vibrant business community gives back to people, causes and organizations in need.


Also available: Previous editions of the Rodman Report

Download the 2017 Rodman Report (PDF)

Download the 2016 Rodman Report (PDF)

Download the 2015 Rodman Report (PDF)


We invite you to share and/or republish the findings from our study. Please attribute your reference(s) to the Rodman Report: A Survey of Corporate Giving in Central Texas.