Survey seeks information on local nonprofit organizationsWritten by Caitlin McGlade | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Center for Nonprofit Resources opened its annual Compensation and Benefits Survey this week for completion by Toledo-based organizations with at least one full-time paid employee.
Nonprofit organizations can take the survey online at www.c4npr.org/main/compensationbenefitssurvey until Aug. 24. The survey is divided into eight sections and inquires about staffing levels, average rate of pay of various staff positions, the details about group insurance, paid time-off policies, pool structures, retirement benefits, pension plans and management benefits.
Incentives include eligibility to win an iPad if organizations take the survey by Aug. 22. Every group that takes the survey will also be given a free copy of the final report and analysis of the survey, which will be released in October.
The Center for Nonprofit Resources is funded by the Toledo Community Foundation and United Way. The center conducts the survey to help keep nonprofit organizations in the loop about comparable executive director pay and employee benefits and salaries. This information also helps them report to the Internal Revenue Service, said Kate Smith, associate director of the center.
The center estimates that about 400 nonprofit organizations exist in the Greater Toledo Area. Ninety-seven of them completed the 2011 survey. However, some of the data reported was insufficient, according to last year’s report.
The report was able to find that the median operating budget of the 97 responding organizations was $727,000 and that base pay level for CEOs correlated positively with budget size. Seventy percent of the organizations reported that they provide health care coverage to full-time employees and 84 percent of them indicated that they shared premium costs with employees.
Twenty percent reported that they provide health care coverage for part-time employees and 37 percent reported providing retirement benefits.
This is the survey’s second year.