The Outlook for Nonprofit Executive Pay Increases

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 28. September 2012 08:45

The Chronicle of Philanthropy's annual report of executive salaries for the largest U.S. charities reported that increases of 2.5% to 3.5% were expected for nonprofit top executives in 2012 and in 2013, although some might fare better.  Expected cuts in federal and state spending would also affect nonprofit budgets, as many receive a larger proportion of their budgets from government contracts and grants than from private donations or payments for services.


Is Nonprofit Executive Pay Too High?

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 20. September 2012 08:47

Earlier this month, the Chronicle of Philanthropy released its annual report of executive salaries in the largest U.S. charities with the headline “Executive Pay Increased by Median of 3.8% in 2011, Chronicle Survey Finds.” Bloomberg News picked up the story and covered the report with the headline “Nonprofit CEO Pay Topping $1 Million Rises with Scrutiny.”  This is an indication that the mainstream media finds high pay more interesting than moderate median increases.


Who Provides Public Services and What Should They Be Paid?

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 17. August 2012 08:49

According to a new GAO report, more states are using expenditures to third-party nongovernmental entities to meet federal spending requirements on such programs as food assistance, employment assistance, and family stabilization assistance – from 3 states in fiscal year 2007 to 13 states in fiscal year 2011.  GAO also asked about future plans, and a total of 17 states indicated that they would be using this option in the near future.  So which organizations will receive this money to provide the services?


Nonprofits Grow but Face Competition from For-Profits

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 1. August 2012 08:50

Some interesting trends are uncovered in the most recent Nonprofit Economic Data Bulletin #39 from the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies.  Entitled Holding the Fort: Nonprofit Employment During a Decade of Turmoil, authors Salamon, Sokolowski, and Geller use data collected as part of the Unemployment Insurance program to track trends in nonprofit employment.


What You May Not Know About Charitable Giving in the U.S.

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 5. July 2012 08:52

The Giving USA annual report on 2011 charitable giving in the United States, released last week, found that overall charitable giving increased 3.9% from the prior year.  However, after adjustment for inflation, that increase was really only 0.9%.  A more detailed look included one interesting finding: individual giving to religious organizations is dropping.  The report reconfirmed some facts not generally well understood about charities.


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