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]

Charity Navigator’s Report on Nonprofit Executive Compensation

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 20. October 2016 13:34
Charity Navigator (CN) recently published its tenth Charity CEO Compensation Study, stating that it is “designed to serve as a tool for board members seeking benchmarking data and for donors who want to gain a better understanding of nonprofit compensation practices.” But the data won’t be of much use to many who are tasked with setting nonprofit executive compensation. [More]

IRS Sets Nonprofit Organization Work Plan for 2017

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 20. October 2016 09:05
The recently released IRS Tax Exempt and Government Entities FY 2017 Work Plan contains little news but does reiterate its focus on data-driven enforcement activity for those concerned about compliance in the nonprofit sector. [More]

Charity Navigator Ranks CEO Compensation

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 13. September 2016 18:39
Charity Navigator recently posted its 12th annual national study analyzing regional differences in the financial, accountability and transparency practices of the largest US charities on its website. [More]

Impact of Record-High US Giving on Charity Executive Compensation

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 27. July 2016 09:51
The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy’s recent report Giving USA 2016 found that American individuals, estates, foundations and corporations gave an estimated $373.25 billion to charities in 2015, reaching a record level for the second year in a row. Total giving grew 4.1% in current dollars (4.0% when adjusted for inflation) in 2015 over 2014. With size of revenues as a major influence on executive compensation levels, some might think that those who lead the charities may be in for increases. [More]