Tax Reform Hits Compensation of Nonprofit Executives in 2018

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 24. January 2018 12:21
Effective January 1, 2018, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, otherwise known as the Tax Reform bill, imposes a new 21% excise tax on nonprofits that pay compensation of $1 million or more to any of their five highest-paid employees. There will also be a tax on certain employee benefits. [More]

How Many Charity CEOs Will Earn $1 Million or More in 2018?

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 27. December 2017 12:26
A Wall Street Journal study published in March 2017 found that around 2,700 employees of 501(c)(3) nonprofits received annual compensation of more than $1 million in 2014. In 2011, a similar study found that about 2,000 were paid at this salary level, so the number increased about 30% over the three years. The number of employees receiving compensation in excess of $1 million will probably increase significantly in 2018. [More]

Attracting Nonprofit Executives in a Tight Labor Market

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 12. September 2017 07:52
With the US unemployment rate at a little over 4%, considered "full employment" by some economists, there is increasing competition between the nonprofit and for-profit sectors for employees. The for-profit companies are also being much more aggressive about promoting the social aspect of employment as a recruiting technique. Employees seeking a mission, the traditional nonprofit talent pool for nonprofits, can now find jobs in for-profit companies that may offer what they want – some paid hours for volunteering, a company commitment to a cause, etc. [More]

How to Determine the Salary for a Nonprofit Executive

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 17. July 2017 08:07
All salary negotiations need to begin with research—both employer and employee need to collect meaningful data, not just anecdotes, about typical pay for genuinely comparable positions before beginning compensation discussions. This approach not only makes sense for employers and the executives—it is what the IRS and charity regulators require. [More]

Tips on Setting Nonprofit Executive Compensation in 2017

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 11. May 2017 10:20
There always seems to be plenty of interest in levels of nonprofit executive compensation – not only from federal and state government regulators, and even Congress on occasion, but also the media. The threat of financial penalties has heightened, but the loss of public support and credibility for charities is also a major factor. This is the time for tax-exempt organizations to increase the time and attention devoted to investigating, deliberating, documenting, and reporting executive compensation. [More]