Nonprofit Executive Compensation: How Much Is Too Much?

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 27. July 2017 10:10
An investigative report about the Goodwill Industries affiliate in Omaha in a local paper started by looking at high compensation levels for the Omaha executives, but then continued to look at the payment of hourly rates for disabled workers less than the minimum wage. Then the issues of conflict of interest between board and staff, nepotism, and even the repackaging of foreign-made goods sold under “Made in America” labels were revealed. As community support waned, there was serious discussion of withdrawing the county-granted organizational exemption from property tax. [More]

Boards Need to Get Nonprofit Executive Compensation Right

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 3. February 2017 13:49
Boards of nonprofits are tasked with setting compensation for their executives, and there are some compelling reasons to do it right. [More]

What Matters in Setting Nonprofit Executive Compensation

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 10. January 2017 10:34
Boards setting nonprofit CEO compensation have a lot to consider – they need to set salaries that attract and retain the leaders needed by the charity and also fulfill their fiduciary responsibilities to allocate the charity money wisely. At the same time, they must be compliant with IRS regulations on “reasonable compensation” (and perhaps state regulations) with an awareness of the potential for public scrutiny. [More]

Planning 2017 Salaries for Nonprofit Organizations

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 9. December 2016 10:40
So the annual pay increase surveys are out, predicting average raises of about 3% – pretty much the same as in the past several years. How helpful is this average when considering pay levels for a specific organization? While it might be simple to just add a percentage increase to all current salaries, that approach is not the way to maximize the effectiveness of payroll dollars, particularly in the nonprofit sector. [More]

Administrative Salary Survey Data Trends: 2015-2016

by Lyle Leritz, Ph.D. 7. November 2016 11:06
In an earlier post we looked at salary trends for executive jobs from our 2016 Salary Survey participation. In continuing our year-to-year comparison of survey results for major benchmark jobs, we next take a look at Administrative positions. [More]