Like nonprofits everywhere, Northern California nonprofit agencies need the information contained in a large and robust compensation and benefits survey.
As the Northern California nonprofit sector anticipates emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 survey report provides a wealth of information to compete effectively on this ever-changing playing field, including invaluable information about compensation, base pay, employee benefits, salary increases, personnel policies, as well as data that larger nonprofits can use to justify to the IRS the compensation they pay their executive employees.
The "best survey of its kind" helps nonprofits in Northern California:
A high percentage of jobs that nonprofits fill are best compared with others in their own economic community, with benefits being compared similarly. National surveys, especially when broken down into large regions (e.g., "the eastern seaboard", "the southeast"), have limited value, because they do not take local differences into account.
Regional compensation and benefits surveys provide the best information possible to their nonprofit participants because the comparisons are not with organizations hundreds of miles away, but agencies in their own community. Great examples include surveys in Southern California, Metro Seattle, Metro Chicago, New York City, Metro Kansas City, Metro Washington D.C., Southwest Pennsylvania, Central Florida, Northeast Florida and Southern New England.
More than 250 positions are reported for the entire sample, with details by:
Specific data regarding incentive pay is also reported for each position, including eligibility for incentive pay and actual incentive pay given.
Benefits and other policies are reported as well:
The survey was initiated in 1978 by our late colleague, Barbara Schilling, at The Management Center (TMC) in San Francisco. TMC published it annually until they went out of business in 2004. From 2004 to 2009, it was compiled by Rita Haronian under contract with the Center for Nonprofit Management in Southern California. 2010 was the first year it was produced by Nonprofit Compensation Associates.