ERI Compensation Data Cited by Commission Analyzing Nonprofit Executive Pay

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 28. December 2012 08:31

About two years ago, Senator Charles Grassley asked representatives of the nonprofit sector for input on key policy issues related to financial accountability.  At first, the focus was on religious groups, but it was later expanded to encompass the broader nonprofit sector. Over the past year, about 80 leaders were involved in the discussion. The final report, Enhancing Accountability for the Religious and Broader Nonprofit Sector, was issued in December 2012.

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Compensation Up for Private-College Presidents

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 10. December 2012 08:37

Received a call or letter from the alma mater asking for an end-of-year donation this holiday season?  A recent compensation survey by the Chronicle of Higher Education might prompt you to check where that donation may be applied as private-college presidents’ hefty compensation packages are on the rise.

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Pay-for-Performance and Executive Compensation

by Malak Kazan, CECP, CCP, CBP, GRP 26. November 2012 15:09

Pay-for-performance for executives is incentive compensation aligned to business objectives that are typically defined prior to the beginning of the performance period.  Most pay-for-performance plans are short-term incentive plans that qualify for IRC Section 162(m) tax deduction. The award amounts are derived based on a formula and reported in the Non-equity Incentive Plan Compensation column of the Proxy’s Summary Compensation Table. 

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CEO Compensation at Charities – What Influences Pay?

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 16. November 2012 08:40

A recently released report on compensation for CEOs of charities authored by Charity Navigator confirms what ERI Economic Research Institute has found in its research over the past decades – what a CEO gets paid depends on the location, the size, and the mission of the organization.

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Equity Compensation and Long-Term Focus

by Malak Kazan, CECP, CCP, CBP, GRP 16. October 2012 09:49

With the advent of Say-On-Pay and the prolonged sluggish economy, one might think that business executives are risk averse and look to retain the stock prices for shareholders as opposed to potentially attempting to increase them. One reason for this type of business leadership approach could be attributed to shareholder activism that advocate more focus on long-term results, as well as prevent excessive risk taking and the resultant Stock Ownership Policies (SOPs). 

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