Chronicle of Philanthropy Reports CEOs of Large Nonprofits Received 3% Increases in 2012

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 30. September 2013 08:45
According to The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual compensation survey, the 2012 median salary increase for CEOs at the biggest US charities and foundations was 3.1%, compared to 3.8% in 2011. What has changed is the increasing number of performance-based bonuses and incentives, now reported by one-third of the 313 organizations included in the analysis. The data set included 118 organizations that reported 2012 data and 195 that reported 2011 data. There is typically about a two-year lag in availability of data from the Form 990 because of the timing of filing deadlines and extensions, as well as the necessity of form processing. [More]

Study Shows Nonprofit CEO Salaries Rose 2% in 2011

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 19. September 2013 11:41
GuideStar’s recently released study of compensation at 95,000 nonprofit organizations showed small increases for executives in 2011, averaging 2% for CEOs, barely keeping up with the rate of inflation. Before the 2008 recession, increases averaged 4 to 6%, but had been much lower for the past several years. GuideStar analyzed the 2011 compensation data of about 135,000 executives in 14 job categories reported on the IRS Form 990 and prepared tables that show median salaries based on organization size, type, and geographic location. [More]

IRS Lists Priorities for Nonprofits in 2013-2014

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 10. September 2013 12:22
This has been quite a year for the tiny corner of the IRS tasked with overseeing tax exempt organizations. The criticism of the handling of tax-exemption applications for political groups brought more attention to the Exempt Organization (EO) division than the nonprofit sector ever thought possible – and brought down not only the top staff in charge of the division, but also the Acting Director of the IRS. With the recent publication of the IRS 2013–2014 Priority Guidance Plan, it appears that the efforts to reform the application process for tax exempt organizations are still the highest priority for the EO. [More]

Salary Survey Data Trends: IT Jobs

by Lyle Leritz, Ph.D. 3. September 2013 15:03
The third installment of Year-to-Year Analysis of Salary Survey Data Trends focuses on Information Technology (IT) positions. The analysis compares salaries between submissions to ERI Salary Surveys for 2012 and 2013 reports (both nonprofit and for-profit). For each year, total averages were calculated by job title and included all available data (that is, industry and area breakouts were ignored) to maximize sample size, similar to a national report. [More]