About Nonprofit Compensation Associates

Nonprofit Executive Compensation Consultant Bob Orser

Nonprofit Compensation Associates, Inc. (NCA) is owned and operated by Co-Publishers Bob Orser and Rita Haronian, capitalizing on their combined 75 years of experience in producing compensation and benefits surveys with accurate and detailed data, beginning with The Management Center's Northern California survey, first produced in 1978.

In addition to publishing Fair Pay for Northern California Nonprofits: The 2018 Compensation and Benefits Survey, we work with local sponsoring organizations across the country to produce a survey for their community. Surveys completed to date include:

Southwest Pennsylvania
(Pittsburgh area)

Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management, Robert Morris University
2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019

Central Florida
(Orlando area)

Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership at Rollins College
2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017

Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and adjoining communities

TSNE MissionWorks, Boston
2010, 2014, 2017
Northeast Florida

Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida, Jacksonville

Nonprofit Salary Survey Consultant Rita Haronian

More About NCA's Team

NCA is a virtual organization with a team of five — two in Oakland, one in Vallejo, one in American Canyon and one in Boulder, Colorado. We are in constant contact with each other, which is common for virtual entities, and with our clients, even though we might not meet physically very often.

Co-Publishers Bob and Rita have been working together for 34 years now, beginning at The Management Center in San Francisco in 1983.

Bob is the Nonprofit Doctor, who has been a key leader in the nonprofit organization management movement for over 40 years. He is co-founder of three of the most successful nonprofit management support organizations in the country – The Support Center in Washington, D.C. in 1972, the San Francisco Support Center (now CompassPoint Nonprofit Services) in 1975 and The Management Center in San Francisco in 1977.

For a number of years, Rita served as Project Manager for the annual compensation and benefits surveys of both Northern and Southern California nonprofit organizations. She has designed customized applications for nonprofit surveys in Philadelphia, Louisiana, Seattle, Houston, Kansas City, Oregon and North Carolina. She has also produced four surveys for VisionServe Alliance, a national association of nonprofit organizations that provide services to people with vision loss.

Finuala Liberti, located in American Canyon, Elaine Gordon, located in Vallejo, and Danielle Montague, located in Oakland, round out NCA's team of five. Finuala conducts research and manages all of our information systems. Elaine manages our relationships with our Northern California survey's regional partners and markets the survey directly, by email and phone, to prospective survey participants. Danielle, the newest member of our team, conducts survey-related research and assists in the production of the survey report.

NCA team

From left: Danielle Montague, Finuala Liberti, Elaine Gordon, Rita Haronian and Bob Orser. Photo taken on July 20, 2018 at our annual staff meeting at the downtown San Francisco offices of CPA firm Hood & Strong, sponsor of the Northern California survey since 2004.