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]

Two Myths on Charitable Giving in the U.S.

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 9. July 2013 13:59
The recently released annual report, Giving USA 2013, estimates that charitable giving in the United States rose 3.5% from 2011 to 2012, to a total of $316.23 billion. [More]

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What’s Ahead for IRS Regulation of Charities?

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 19. June 2013 09:51
Last week, the Senate Finance Committee released a 19-page paper outlining tax reform options which would affect tax exempt organizations and charitable giving. The report reviews current law and presents some possible changes in four areas: the charitable deduction, the taxation of nonprofit commercial activity, the political and lobbying activities of exempt organizations, and a final catch-all category for other tax-exempt issues. [More]

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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]