IRS Focus for FY 2016 – It’s All About the Data

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 2. October 2015 10:02
Just in time for the new fiscal year for the federal government, the division of the IRS responsible for charities (Tax Exempt/Government Entities or TE/GE) has issued a list of its priorities for 2016. [More]

Changes in Pay for Charity Executives, 2009 to 2012

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 9. September 2015 14:15
In 2009, charities were beginning to recover from a national recession that impacted revenues throughout the nonprofit sector. By 2012, many had become more financially stable, maintaining or increasing services and revenues. During the same years, the interest in identifying highly paid nonprofit executives also continued. Rather than deal with individual instances of “unreasonable compensation,” ERI Economic Research Institute used its database of IRS Forms 990 to review CEO compensation for all reporting charities in the two years. [More]

Tracking Nonprofit Executive Salaries: Arts Organizations

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 5. August 2015 13:34
Running a nonprofit arts organization seems to be a challenging job – fundraising, choosing programs that appeal to patrons, expanding the audience, and ensuring that donors and subscribers remain engaged for the long run. How well – or poorly – are these arts organization executives paid? [More]

Another Recommendation for E-filing Form 990

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 6. July 2015 13:02
In February 2015, my blog reported on three developments in the move toward electronic filing of Form 990, the annual IRS reporting form required from nonprofit organizations. Now, a fourth can be added. Is this enough to actually get an e-filing requirement enacted? [More]

Nonprofit CEO Compensation Depends on What?

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 18. June 2015 10:46
Charity Navigator (CN) recently completed its 11th annual national study which focuses on differences among the financial, accountability and transparency practices of charities located in various metropolitan markets in the US. Read about the full study at http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm/bay/studies.metro.main.htm#.VYLOnflViko.

The findings: For different metropolitan areas in the US, the rankings of charity executive salary levels are not particularly related to financial, accountability and transparency practices. [More]