Charity Navigator Ranks CEO Compensation

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 13. September 2016 18:39
Charity Navigator recently posted its 12th annual national study analyzing regional differences in the financial, accountability and transparency practices of the largest US charities on its website. [More]

Impact of Record-High US Giving on Charity Executive Compensation

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 27. July 2016 09:51
The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy’s recent report Giving USA 2016 found that American individuals, estates, foundations and corporations gave an estimated $373.25 billion to charities in 2015, reaching a record level for the second year in a row. Total giving grew 4.1% in current dollars (4.0% when adjusted for inflation) in 2015 over 2014. With size of revenues as a major influence on executive compensation levels, some might think that those who lead the charities may be in for increases. [More]

Nonprofits React to New OT Regulations

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 8. June 2016 14:03
The new regulation from the Department of Labor that expands overtime (OT) benefits to full-time, salaried employees who make up to $47,476 a year has sparked lots of discussion in the nonprofit sector.Nonprofits React to New OT Regulations [More]

Average Foundation CEO Pay Increases – Useful Data or Not?

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 25. May 2016 13:25
According to an article in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, the latest Council on Foundations survey found that salaries for staff members increased 8% from 2011 to 2015, just slightly more than inflation. However, a further breakout of that median increase revealed that salaries for program officers rose only 2%, while those for foundation CEOs rose 14% over those 4 years. The new study calculated the rates of increase using responses from 460 foundations that responded to prior surveys. [More]

E-filing of Forms 990 Proposed in CHARITY Act

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 26. April 2016 15:20
Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) have recently introduced S. 2750, the Charities Helping Americans Regularly Throughout the Year (CHARITY) Act, and the proposed legislation includes “requiring nonprofits to file their paperwork electronically,” according to the Senate press release. [More]