Charity Navigator CEO Compensation Survey Finds 2.5% Increase in 2011

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 9. October 2013 16:11
Charity Navigator’s 8th Annual Compensation Survey of nearly 4,000 medium to large-sized charities concluded that the median CEO salary was close to $126,000 and the median increase from 2010 to 2011 was 2.5%. [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]

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]

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]

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