Tracking Nonprofit Executive Salaries: Medical Organizations Other Than Hospitals

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 5. August 2014 13:57
The compensation for executives in the medical field, whether their employers are for-profit or nonprofit tends to be high, according to conventional wisdom. Yet a closer look at the nonprofit world shows that there are significant differences in pay, depending on the type of health-related activities or services provided. Taking hospitals out of the mix leads to a more nuanced portrait of compensation in the nonprofit health sector. [More]

2014 Compensation Surveys Released

by ERI Salary Surveys 28. July 2014 08:42
ERI Salary Surveys has released its 2014 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 2013 to March 2014), complemented by two additional sections of data for comparison purposes. The result is up to three survey sources per benchmark job. [More]

Housing Considerations for Short-Term Assignments

by Marillyn Tefft, Senior Researcher 2. July 2014 11:20
The increase in the number of short–term assignments (STAs) continues to allow flexibility and adaptability in supporting business objectives for a growing number of organizations both domestically and globally. Estimating the costs and understanding the benefits of STAs usually falls to HR and mobility professionals. Housing expenses are typically the largest component and a key issue in measuring ROI for limited length assignments. Whether implementing a direct reimbursement system or calculating a lump sum payment, professionals need accurate housing data to provide management with defensible budgets. Best practices should include the evaluation of serviced apartments or corporate housing as an alternative to extended hotel stays for assignments over ten days in length. [More]

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Mandatory E-filing for Forms 990 – Now a Lawsuit!

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 27. June 2014 08:03
The IRS Forms 990 filed annually by nonprofits can provide valuable information about these organizations, including pay for their executives, fundraising expenses, and names of board members, as well as services offered, and they are available to the public. The problem is the way that the IRS makes the data available – only in an image format so that users must type the needed data into a database before any analysis of multiple forms is possible. Even if the organizations submit their forms electronically, the IRS converts them to images before their release to the public. Currently watchdog groups and others that provide information on charities, including ERI Economic Research Institute, as well as Charity Navigator, GuideStar, and the Urban Institute, have to spend money and time to manually enter the data they get from the IRS before making it available to the public, even if it has previously been digitized. Talk about digital dark ages! [More]

Nonprofits Continue Shifting Health Care Costs to Employees

by ERI Salary Surveys 19. June 2014 14:54
As nonprofits aim to attract and retain top talent under a ceiling of salary budget constraints, providing a competitive benefits package becomes increasingly important. The fourteenth annual Benefits in Nonprofit Organizations Survey, released on July 1, 2014, reports that nonprofits are paying approximately 70-75% of the total premium cost of medical coverage, on par with 2013 levels but substantially lower than employer contributions in 2012 (87%). Similar to employers in the private industry, nonprofit organizations appear to be continuing cost saving strategies by shifting more expenses on to the employees. [More]