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

by Linda M. Lampkin, Research Director 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]

Changes in Pay for Charity Executives, 2009 to 2012

by Linda M. Lampkin, Research Director 9. September 2015 14:15
In 2009, charities were beginning to recover from a national recession that impacted revenues throughout the nonprofit sector. By 2012, many had become more financially stable, maintaining or increasing services and revenues. During the same years, the interest in identifying highly paid nonprofit executives also continued. Rather than deal with individual instances of “unreasonable compensation,” ERI Economic Research Institute used its database of IRS Forms 990 to review CEO compensation for all reporting charities in the two years. [More]

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) FAQs

by Malak Kazan, CECP, CCP, CBP, GRP 18. August 2015 11:08
ERI developed the Occupational Assessor (OA) FLSA module over ten years ago to provide organizations with an efficient method for beginning the process of classifying employees as exempt or non-exempt from overtime regulations. For this reason, ERI closely watches all developments relating to the FLSA and to the overtime regulations at the federal level and for the nine select states that the cloud-based Occupational Assessor covers. Not surprisingly, we have received many questions related to the proposed rule and provide the FAQs below to assist subscribers with planning. ERI’s upcoming webinar, “Navigating FLSA Compliance,” scheduled for September 19, 2015, and December 8, 2015, will also address the proposed rule changes. [More]

Tracking Nonprofit Executive Salaries: Arts Organizations

by Linda M. Lampkin, Research Director 5. August 2015 13:34
Running a nonprofit arts organization seems to be a challenging job – fundraising, choosing programs that appeal to patrons, expanding the audience, and ensuring that donors and subscribers remain engaged for the long run. How well – or poorly – are these arts organization executives paid? [More]

2015 Compensation Surveys Released

by ERI Salary Surveys 3. August 2015 12:48
ERI Salary Surveys has released its 2015 collection of compensation surveys for the United States and Canada. These are traditional salary surveys, reporting participant data gathered during the present and prior year (October 2014 to March 2015), complemented by two additional sections of data for comparison purposes. The result is up to three survey sources per benchmark job. [More]