Cost-of-Living Index

by Marillyn Tefft, Senior Researcher 6. July 2012 15:29

ERI Economic Research Institute’s Cost-of-Living Index ranks the price of goods and services in heavily populated U.S. cities as a percentage of the U.S. National Average. 

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What You May Not Know About Charitable Giving in the U.S.

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 5. July 2012 08:52

The Giving USA annual report on 2011 charitable giving in the United States, released last week, found that overall charitable giving increased 3.9% from the prior year.  However, after adjustment for inflation, that increase was really only 0.9%.  A more detailed look included one interesting finding: individual giving to religious organizations is dropping.  The report reconfirmed some facts not generally well understood about charities.

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“Control of Pay” vs. “Say on Pay” for British Executives

by Malak Kazan, CECP, CCP, CBP, GRP 29. June 2012 11:45

Aligning executive pay to performance seems to be at the forefront for boards, shareholders, and legislators.  The UK has been ahead of the curve when it comes to regulating executive compensation practices.

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Is CEO Base Pay Dropping?

by Lyle Leritz, Ph.D. 29. June 2012 11:33

The economic recession that began in 2008 forced many companies to cut costs. These cuts included layoffs, pay cuts, and reduced benefits, as well as other cuts. Executive compensation, often relatively unaffected by economic downturns, came under scrutiny.

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Survey Shows Nonprofits Remain Cautious with Benefits in 2012

by ERI Salary Surveys 20. June 2012 11:08

ERI Salary Surveys’ twelfth annual Benefits in Nonprofit Organizations Survey, available July 2, indicates that nonprofits are continuing to deal with rising health care costs.

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