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]

Is the IRS Still Looking at Forms 990?

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 14. April 2016 14:35
In what passes for news for the IRS, the recently released Internal Revenue Service Data Book for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 did include a few points of interest for those in the nonprofit sector filing Forms 990. This is the first year of the online format for the publication, which provided links to the underlying data, a great step forward in improving accessibility. [More]

Charity Revenues on the Rise – Will Executive Compensation Also Increase?

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 24. March 2016 14:35
A recently published Nonprofit Research Collaborative (NRC) survey of charities found 69% of respondents anticipated improved fundraising results in 2016, compared with 2015. In addition, 50% saw fund-raising receipts increase during the first half of 2015, compared with the same six months in 2014. These findings indicate a relatively robust charitable sector with growing revenues. [More]

The Wounded Warrior Project – Spending Too Much on CEO Compensation?

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 24. February 2016 13:00
The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), a fast growing and media-savvy charity serving veterans, has recently been in the news and not in a good way. See a recent article in the New York Times and a blog post from GuideStar CEO Jacob Herald. There were charges of spending too much on expenses (e.g., fund-raising, travel, and executive compensation) that were not directly related to its mission of direct services to veterans. [More]