IRS Focus for FY 2016 – It’s All About the Data

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 2. October 2015 10:02
Just in time for the new fiscal year for the federal government, the division of the IRS responsible for charities (Tax Exempt/Government Entities or TE/GE) has issued a list of its priorities for 2016. [More]

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]

Nonprofit Executive Pay Caps Implemented in NYS

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 5. August 2013 10:03
On July 1, 2013, New York State Governor Cuomo's Executive Order #38, designed to "prevent public funds from being diverted to excessive compensation and unnecessary administrative costs, and ... ensure that taxpayer dollars are being used to help New Yorkers in need," was implemented. EO #38 now puts limits on reimbursements for administrative costs and executive compensation that come from state-provided funds. [More]

Grassley Finds Details on Executive Comp Hard to Get from NYU

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 17. July 2013 11:45
When a former top executive for New York University (NYU) nominated for Treasury secretary was questioned at his confirmation hearing about his compensation (in particular, his parting bonus) and subsidized mortgages, Senator Chuck Grassley raised concerns that these payments by a nonprofit were inappropriate, considering its exemption from income and property taxes. According to a recent New York Times article, Grassley asked for more details and, several months later, has not received the detailed information he is seeking from NYU. [More]