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]

Compensation Benchmarks for Winning Bids

by Malak Kazan, CECP, CCP, CBP, GRP 7. March 2016 12:26
Privately-owned and publicly-traded companies have lines of business dedicated to successfully participating in the bidding process initiated with a Request for Proposal (RFP) by a government entity. There are many criteria that companies need to satisfy in order to be awarded a government contract. One is providing pricing that includes reasonable labor cost estimates that reflect the prevailing wage. Companies deriving labor costs from current internal pay levels will generally have a practice of externally benchmarking the prevailing wage. External compensation benchmarks will be specific to geography and industry, have a large sample size, report both the mean and median, and be matched to the job requirements. [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]

When Not to Be an Outlier

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 28. January 2016 12:41
While there are some situations that call for standing out from the crowd, setting nonprofit executive compensation is not one of them – that is, unless there is a thoughtful process that is not only supported by data, but also well-documented, and justifies a higher-than-expected salary. [More]

Why Compensation Analytics?

by Malak Kazan, CECP, CCP, CBP, GRP 20. January 2016 12:54
Organizations are leveraging internal and external datasets to generate analytics upon which they can make smarter business decisions. The effective design of robust analytics can be based on time series regression analysis. This generally is the result of iterative analytics that lead to identifying meaningful independent variables. These independent variables help to predict with some reasonable certainty a probable outcome. [More]