Nonprofit CEO Compensation Depends on What?

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 18. June 2015 10:46
Charity Navigator (CN) recently completed its 11th annual national study which focuses on differences among the financial, accountability and transparency practices of charities located in various metropolitan markets in the US. Read about the full study at

The findings: For different metropolitan areas in the US, the rankings of charity executive salary levels are not particularly related to financial, accountability and transparency practices. [More]

Tracking Nonprofit Executive Salaries: Human Services Organizations

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 2. June 2015 13:36
Nonprofits classified as Human Services organizations are typically what the public thinks of when nonprofits are defined. According to the National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE), the classification system used in the nonprofit sector, the group includes organizations providing a wide range of services, including Crime and Legal Related; Employment and Job Related; Agriculture, Food, Nutrition; Housing, Shelter; Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness and Relief; Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics; Youth Development; and finally Human Services. [More]

No More Nonprofit Status for the NFL – What Will Change?

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 30. April 2015 12:53
A few days ago, the National Football League (NFL) announced that it will be relinquishing its nonprofit status, because “the owners have decided to eliminate the distraction associated with misunderstanding of the league office's status,” according to Robert McNair, chairman of the league finance committee. What will actually be the impact of this change? [More]

Factors Affecting Nonprofit Executive Compensation

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 20. April 2015 12:30
Because of changes in the nonprofit sector in the last few decades, researchers Peter Frumkin, PhD, and Elizabeth K. Keating, CPA, PhD, looked at the relationship between compensation levels and certain characteristics of organizations. Their article, entitled "What Drives Nonprofit Executive Compensation?," is available at the Nonprofit Quarterly and should be of interest to ERI’s Nonprofit Comparables Assessor subscribers and those interested in nonprofit executive compensation. [More]

Executive Compensation for Charity Executives: What IRS Wants

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 11. March 2015 12:45
IRS regulations require that charities not give any benefit to an organization insider other than in the form of reasonable compensation. So, after an “organization insider” is defined, the discussion begins about what is “reasonable” and what is “compensation.” [More]

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