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]

Charity Navigator’s Report on Nonprofit Executive Compensation

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 20. October 2016 13:34
Charity Navigator (CN) recently published its tenth Charity CEO Compensation Study, stating that it is “designed to serve as a tool for board members seeking benchmarking data and for donors who want to gain a better understanding of nonprofit compensation practices.” But the data won’t be of much use to many who are tasked with setting nonprofit executive compensation. [More]

IRS Sets Nonprofit Organization Work Plan for 2017

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 20. October 2016 09:05
The recently released IRS Tax Exempt and Government Entities FY 2017 Work Plan contains little news but does reiterate its focus on data-driven enforcement activity for those concerned about compliance in the nonprofit sector. [More]