IRS Sets Nonprofit Organization Work Plan for 2017

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 20. October 2016 09:05
The recently released IRS Tax Exempt and Government Entities FY 2017 Work Plan contains little news but does reiterate its focus on data-driven enforcement activity for those concerned about compliance in the nonprofit sector. [More]

Charity Navigator Ranks CEO Compensation

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 13. September 2016 18:39
Charity Navigator recently posted its 12th annual national study analyzing regional differences in the financial, accountability and transparency practices of the largest US charities on its website. [More]

Impact of Record-High US Giving on Charity Executive Compensation

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 27. July 2016 09:51
The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy’s recent report Giving USA 2016 found that American individuals, estates, foundations and corporations gave an estimated $373.25 billion to charities in 2015, reaching a record level for the second year in a row. Total giving grew 4.1% in current dollars (4.0% when adjusted for inflation) in 2015 over 2014. With size of revenues as a major influence on executive compensation levels, some might think that those who lead the charities may be in for increases. [More]

Nonprofits React to New OT Regulations

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 8. June 2016 14:03
The new regulation from the Department of Labor that expands overtime (OT) benefits to full-time, salaried employees who make up to $47,476 a year has sparked lots of discussion in the nonprofit sector.Nonprofits React to New OT Regulations [More]

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]