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]

Boards Need to Get Nonprofit Executive Compensation Right

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 3. February 2017 13:49
Boards of nonprofits are tasked with setting compensation for their executives, and there are some compelling reasons to do it right. [More]

What Matters in Setting Nonprofit Executive Compensation

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 10. January 2017 10:34
Boards setting nonprofit CEO compensation have a lot to consider – they need to set salaries that attract and retain the leaders needed by the charity and also fulfill their fiduciary responsibilities to allocate the charity money wisely. At the same time, they must be compliant with IRS regulations on “reasonable compensation” (and perhaps state regulations) with an awareness of the potential for public scrutiny. [More]

Planning 2017 Salaries for Nonprofit Organizations

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 9. December 2016 10:40
So the annual pay increase surveys are out, predicting average raises of about 3% – pretty much the same as in the past several years. How helpful is this average when considering pay levels for a specific organization? While it might be simple to just add a percentage increase to all current salaries, that approach is not the way to maximize the effectiveness of payroll dollars, particularly in the nonprofit sector. [More]

Executive Salary Survey Data Trends: 2015-2016

by Lyle Leritz, Ph.D. 21. October 2016 09:25
October marks the opening of ERI Salary Surveys’ data collection phase. Over the next six months, organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada will submit compensation data for use in ERI’s traditional industry-specific and job function salary surveys. As we prepare for incoming data for the 2017 reports (available in July), let’s look at some salary comparisons between 2015 and 2016 submissions for both nonprofit and for-profit reports. [More]