Checking Out Charities – 2010 Giving in US Reaches $291 Billion

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 20. June 2011 09:20

Americans have remained generous with their donations even with a less than booming economy, according to the annual report from Giving USA (http://www.givingusareports.org/products/GivingUSA_2011_ExecSummary_Print.pdf). The report also reveals how some commonly held ideas about charities may be wrong.

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Reporting Nonprofit Compensation on the Form 990 – Which Form Should Be Used?

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 3. May 2011 09:21

What nonprofits must disclose to the IRS about executive compensation depends on which version of the IRS Form 990 (the annual report required of most tax exempt organizations) must be filed. What's more, the form needed may have changed recently. 

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What Do Nonprofit Jobs Pay and Where Are They?

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 26. April 2011 09:25

Sometimes a nonprofit job looks good.  Maybe you have made enough money to accept a lower salary to work for a mission you are passionate about, or maybe any job looks good when you are not working. But what do nonprofit jobs pay and where exactly are they?

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New IRS Rules Ahead for Unreasonable Nonprofit Compensation?

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 5. March 2011 09:27

Nonprofits may face some new rules on setting executive compensation and self-dealing if Congress acts on recommendations from Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee. Although this report focuses on media-based ministries, it also includes recommendations that would change which organizations are given nonprofit status by IRS, expand penalties on self-dealing, and establish new regulations on setting executive compensation for all nonprofits.

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Nonprofit Compensation When Times are Tough

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 4. March 2011 09:29

Setting compensation in nonprofits is tough these days – you need to attract and retain the needed staff, managers, and executives, but work within a tight budget that may even be shrinking. And prepare to explain (and perhaps defend) your salary decisions when questioned by funders, donors, media, members of the public, and perhaps clients and staff members.

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