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]

Are You an HR Leader Responsible for North America?

by Malak Kazan, CECP, CCP, CBP, GRP 16. May 2016 13:59
Most organizations have North America operations whether corporate headquarters is based in Canada or the U.S. Understanding the fundamental operating framework of HR management helps to navigate across borders, especially when it comes to total rewards programs. As a baseline of comparison, Canada is organized into 13 provinces, whereas the U.S. has 50 states. From an HR perspective, compliance is governed at the provincial and state levels with some overarching federal labor regulations. [More]

Benchmarking Executive Jobs for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

by Malak Kazan, CECP, CCP, CBP, GRP 25. April 2016 12:36
How an organization pays its executive management needs to be strategically aligned with short-term objectives and, most importantly, the long-term goals of the business. [More]

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]

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]

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