Tracking Nonprofit Executive Salaries: Arts Organizations

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 5. August 2015 13:34
Running a nonprofit arts organization seems to be a challenging job – fundraising, choosing programs that appeal to patrons, expanding the audience, and ensuring that donors and subscribers remain engaged for the long run. How well – or poorly – are these arts organization executives paid? [More]

2015 Compensation Surveys Released

by ERI Salary Surveys 3. August 2015 12:48
ERI Salary Surveys has released its 2015 collection of compensation surveys for the United States and Canada. These are traditional salary surveys, reporting participant data gathered during the present and prior year (October 2014 to March 2015), complemented by two additional sections of data for comparison purposes. The result is up to three survey sources per benchmark job. [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]

New SEC Disclosure Rules on Pay for Performance

by Matt Skrinjar 28. May 2015 13:27
Last month, the SEC issued a proposal for new rules related to executive compensation and pay for performance. The proposed guidelines serve as amendments to section 953(a) of Dodd-Frank and will require companies to disclose the compensation paid to executives alongside the company’s total shareholder return. The information will be provided in the form of an additional table in a given company’s annual proxy statement. The pay component will include total compensation for the CEO, as well as an average of the remaining top executives for whom compensation disclosure requirements already exist. Total compensation is already part of the summary compensation table found in a typical annual proxy, but the new guidelines will require that “total” be displayed a bit differently. In particular, equity compensation will be measured as the value of those stock or option awards that have vested in a given period rather than the grant-date values found in the summary compensation table. Also, any increases to pension or retirement plan values will be excluded from total compensation if they do not apply to services in the given period. [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]