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]

Report Shows Pay Increases at Foundations Slowed in 2012

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 12. July 2013 11:56
Each year, the Council on Foundations completes a survey of compensation in grant-making organizations. The most recent report on 2012 salaries includes responses from 893 organizations for over 7,600 full time employees in 34 different positions. The data show that pay increases for foundation employees grew at a slower rate last year than they did in 2011 and 2010. [More]

GuideStar Report Finds Female Charity CEOs Get Paid Less

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 3. June 2013 11:06
Based on analysis of data from its annual 2012 Nonprofit Compensation Report, GuideStar has created an infographic that illustrates the impact of gender on compensation in the nonprofit sector. The report analyzes total compensation paid by 77,449 tax exempt organizations for 116,807 positions, as reported on Forms 990 for FY 2010. [More]

IRS to Colleges and Universities: Pay Your Taxes and Document Your Pay!

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 2. May 2013 11:37

The results were a long time coming from the IRS report on colleges and universities (the questionnaires were sent out in 2008), but all nonprofits should take a look at the final report issued last week. The IRS states that it has “identified some significant issues...that may well be present elsewhere across the tax-exempt sector,” including unrelated-business ventures, and “the importance of using appropriate comparability data when setting compensation.”


Pennsylvania Compares Nonprofit and For-Profit Executive Salaries for Providers of State Service

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 26. April 2013 08:26

The Budget and Legislative Sub-Committee of the Pennsylvania legislature was asked to compare compensation of for-profit and nonprofit human service contractors. The resulting report, released last week, may surprise some readers.