Attract and Retain the "Best and the Brightest" in 2015:

Participate in "Fair Pay for Northern California Nonprofits:
The 2015 Compensation & Benefits Survey"

Deadline Extended to March 6, 2015

520 nonprofit organizations, reporting on over 25,000 jobs, participated in the 2014 survey, smashing the old record of 434 set in 2013 and making it the largest and most robust in the survey's 36-year history!

58% of the 2014 survey's participants see hiring challenges in the year ahead, as economic conditions continue to improve. They foresee increased competition from their colleagues and businesses to attract and retain the "best and brightest" employees. More than they have in recent years, they'll need the wealth of information produced by the 2015 survey to compete effectively on this new playing field.

If you don’t already have a copy of the 2014 survey report, you can take advantage of our annual 2 for 1 offer. You can purchase the 2014 report at 50% off, if at the same time you prepay for the 2015 survey at the discounted participant rate.

As a 2015 survey participant, you’ll be in good company. Consider this:

431, or 83%, of the 520 organizations who participated in the 2014 survey purchased the survey report.

302 organizations participated in both the 2013 and 2014 surveys.

Here's how your agency will benefit from the best survey of its kind:

Map of Northern California counties covered in survey, including the metropolitan areas of Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area

Here's how your agency can benefit from the best survey of its kind:

  • Current, local compensation data on more than 190 jobs found in nonprofit organizations throughout Northern California, including the metropolitan areas of Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Base pay levels and bonus/incentive pay for each job with details by annual operating budget, location within Northern California, number of employees and primary field of service
  • Employee benefits in detail: paid time off, insurance, retirement
  • Salary increases over the past year and expected during the next year
  • Policies with respect to on-call work, overtime, shift differentials, pay for bilingual skills, introductory periods, performance reviews and more.

The survey also helps your agency find out how the local nonprofit community is coping with current economic conditions. Here are some questions the survey can help nonprofit managers answer:

  • How do the salaries paid at our organization compare with those paid at similar, local organizations?
  • Are organizations still freezing salary levels, or are more planning to increase salaries during the next year?
  • How common are bonuses or incentive pay for jobs like ours?
  • Are organizations shifting benefits costs to employees?
  • How do pay levels for male and female Executive Directors compare?

To see how the survey will be of special help to larger nonprofits, including the addition of several executive-level jobs unique to larger organizations, click here...

2015 Survey Calendar

Survey open for enrollment and data entry
Mar 6
Last day to submit survey data (extended deadline)
Apr 17
Survey report published

What Nonprofit Managers Say About the Survey...

"We highly recommend the Fair Pay compensation and benefits survey.  The participation process is well-organized, the report is easy to use, and it includes extremely practical and relevant data for nonprofit decision makers.  A must have!"

David R. Smith, SPHR
Human Resources Director
Koinonia Family Services, Loomis

"The Compensation & Benefits Survey plays a major role in insuring that we are offering competitive salaries and understanding our benefit offerings compared to others.  Its specificity for nonprofits in Northern California and the ability to compare based on budget, number of employees, and location makes it a tool in which we have great confidence."

Bruce A. Bearden
Canon for Administration
Grace Cathedral, San Francisco

"We have participated in the survey for the past six years and this document is my bible.  We use it in our organization constantly to benchmark our salaries and benefits against others in Northern California.  It is such a complete document, we find every question we have is answered there.  The Board also refers to it annually to determine reasonable compensation for the CEO and Director of Finance positions.

"I am your biggest fan!"

Jill Sheffield
President and CEO
The Carmel Foundation

“The Fair Pay Compensation and Benefits Survey is such a great tool for Northern California nonprofits. It is very helpful for small nonprofits like ours. It gives us good comparable data when evaluating our employee pay and benefit packages.”

Mary Bennington
Executive Director
Tahoe Rim Trail Association