Leadership Development Resources & Community

Rodman for Kids is dedicated to raising resources, building capacity, and creating opportunities for youth-focused organizations, their leaders, and the young people they serve. 

Building Collaborations Between
Nonprofit Leaders

Due to economic, emotional and sometimes physical or systemic barriers, too many children in our community don’t have access to the wondrous experiences that could enrich their lives.  Rodman for Kids believes in the power of collaboration, working together with organizations as a true partner towards a common vision to support the most vulnerable young people in our communities, instead of pitting them against each other to fight for donor dollars.  We serve as a resource that enables these organizations to collaborate and execute bolder and more effective efforts that build children’s lives beyond their homes or neighborhoods.  We not only act as a core funder of these organizations, but as a convenor and catalyst.

We bring together the leaders and staff of our Partner Organizations to create a collaborative peer learning and support community, building their knowledge & capacity through professional and leadership development opportunities. Through these convenings, we are able to stay proximate to their work and responsive to their needs in real time. By bringing these organizations and leaders together on a regular basis, we also create the conditions for deep relationships and new partnerships to be formed well beyond the space we hold with them.

Our Approach

Through our signature cost-free fundraising platform, the Rodman Ride for Kids, we convene our Partner Organizations and offer incentive-based fundraising opportunities that increases participation, grows donor engagement, and ultimately raises more funds for their programs than otherwise would be possible. 100% of funds raised directly impact kids.

For additional financial support to dozens of Partner Organizations, we provide a one-of-a kind holiday fundraising gala, the Celebration for Kids, bringing together Boston’s top chef’s, celebrities, and an unparalleled auction to help kids & families enjoy a brighter holiday season and receive vital support and services throughout the year.

These high-profile events not only raise much needed funds, but engage thousands of supporters from across the state and greatly amplify public awareness of these organizations in the community.

We also support our Partner Organizations by providing unique, once-in-a lifetime experiences to the young people they serve through our Theatre for Kids and Disney for Kids programs – opening their eyes, broadening their horizons, and inspiring their minds to possibilities beyond their own imaginations and neighborhoods.

The result is a strong, connected, and well-resourced network of youth-focused nonprofit organizations and opportunities young people have access to throughout the Commonwealth.