How Do We Know If We Are Doing Good? Measuring Our Impact and Success With Rob Kaufold (Ep. 19)

How Do We Know If We Are Doing Good? Measuring Our Impact and Success With Rob Kaufold (Ep. 19)

How do you know if your philanthropic gifts are actually doing good for the community you’re giving to?

How can we measure the success of our impact?

Today, Tim Volk and Rob Kaufold, Arlington Family Offices’ Director of Philanthropic Services, continue their conversation about philanthropic giving with a focus on making our donations matter. They discuss the importance of understanding the impact versus the scale of philanthropic efforts, the role of donor-advised funds, and various giving structures like private foundations and charitable trusts. Emphasizing the need for alignment between philanthropic tools and goals, they encourage you to find your passion for giving and to collaborate with charitable organizations.

Tim and Rob discuss: 

  • Importance of building trust with organizations in philanthropy
  • Measuring the success of your philanthropic impact
  • Understanding the distinction between impact and scale in philanthropy
  • Different structures for charitable giving and philanthropy
  • And more


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About our Guest: 

Rob Kaufold is Director of Philanthropic Services for Arlington Partners, a multi-client family office. He brings advanced knowledge of philanthropic strategy, extensive experience in trust and family office management, and has nearly 30 years of experience in financial management and accounting.

Rob’s career has been defined by his work to connect the expertise of the family office world to philanthropy. He began his career as a CPA in the fields of accounting and finance in the insurance industry and joined a family office in 2006 as the Controller of Marshall Street Management, LLC. He recently served as Executive Director of the Hemera Foundation and President and Chief Risk Officer for Cauldera, LLC from 2011 to 2023. Rob is a CPA, holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Providence College in Rhode Island and a master’s degree in philanthropic studies from the Lilly School of Philanthropy at Indiana University.

He and his family live in Broomfield, where you will find them on nightly walks around

Broomfield Commons with their pup.

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