Nonprofit Pay: Salary Ranges
in Washington and New York
Chief executive officers
Chief development officers
SOURCE: Professionals for NonProfits
Nonprofits Expect to Increase
Employee Pay in 2012
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By Eric Frazier
Many nonprofit organizations
plan this year to restore sala-ries and jobs they cut during
the economic downturn, according to a group of five new studies of nonprofits.
The recruitment firm Professionals for NonProfits said its
studies, which drew data from
nearly 2,000 nonprofit groups,
revealed a growing sense of optimism among the organizations
about employee hiring and pay.
The surveys, which focused
on groups in the areas of Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia,
Washington, and New Jersey,
found that most of the organizations didn’t hire or lay off staff
members last year. A majority in New York and Washington plan to hire in 2012, while
about 40 percent in the other regions said the same.
Organizations in the surveys
said they see 2012 as a year of
growth, with many voicing a desire to add positions in fundraising, management, and administration, as well as education and
‘The Worst Is Over’
Many nonprofit employers said they need specialized
fundraisers who know how to
seek big gifts, corporate money,
and foundation grants and to
run special events, rather than
hiring generalists. Many also
voiced a desire to recruit people
with social-media expertise to
help with fundraising and promoting nonprofit causes.
“Everybody’s sort of cautiously optimistic,” said Gayle Bran-del, president of Professionals
for NonProfits. “The worst is
over. We’re going into 2012 with
great needs to hire people because there were a lot of layoffs”
during the downturn.
She added, however, that
many organizations said they
wouldn’t simply add workers in
hopes of restoring their organizations to the staffing levels
they had before the recession.
Instead, many learned from the
economic hardship that it’s important to grow cautiously and
focus on improving the efficiency of their operations.
Nonprofit managers said a
priority in the coming year is to
build stronger boards and work
on succession plans that will
provide continuity through future staff changes.
The surveys collected information about salary ranges for
The survey reports for Baltimore, New Jersey, New York,
Philadelphia, and Washington
are available free on the Web
site of Professionals for NonProfits. Go to: nonprofitstaffing.