Where’s the Info to Compare? Compensation

Compensation for Executive Directors is another area where finding data can be illusive.  You can find national studies by doing Google searches. My experience is that this data may not reflect the most recent trends or gives information about cities like New York. Or, the data is so general that if your nonprofit is rural, the information may be current but doesn't  reflect the lower salaries of your area. The Alliance for Nonprofits has a recent compensation study on their site. It covers … [Read more...]

Where’s the Info to Compare? Regional Studies

  Where do you find the information to build benchmarks?  Often it is hard for smaller nonprofits to find regional surveys. It may be even harder to find data on your particular type of mission (food pantry, homeless shelter, etc.) Many studies are out there for social media or large organizations. Working primarily in the Southeast, I was very excited to find an excellent regional study by the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence. The Alliance published an in-depth study of how … [Read more...]