Study Finds Wide Disparities in Salaries of 'Key' Nonprofit Staff

Philanthropy News Digest | June 07, 2019

Average annual compensation for top employees of nonprofits varies widely by issue area and organization type, an analysis by the Chronicle of Philanthropy finds. Based on data from the tax filings of 860 nonprofits that raise at least $35 million annually from private funders, the study found that the more than 10,000 "key" employees and officials who made at least $150,000 were paid an average of $492,180. The highest paid were key employees at hospitals and medical centers — many of them doctors who have private practices as part of their employment arrangements — averaging $750,550 a year, with nearly 20 percent of them earning more than $1 million. Nonprofit experts told the Chronicle that high salaries weren't unusual at nonprofit hospitals and medical centers because they have to compete with for-profit institutions for talent and expertise.

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Donor advised funds (DAFs) are philanthropy’s fastest-growing charitable giving vehicle. There are more than 460,000 individual DAF accounts in the U.S., more than double the number just five years ago. Collectively they hold more than $110 billion, all of which is destined for charities. DAF donors are active philanthropists. In 2017, the last year for which data is available, DAF donors recommended nearly $19 billion in grants to qualified charities. The trajectory for DAF growth shows no sign of slowing down.

Spotlight

Donor advised funds (DAFs) are philanthropy’s fastest-growing charitable giving vehicle. There are more than 460,000 individual DAF accounts in the U.S., more than double the number just five years ago. Collectively they hold more than $110 billion, all of which is destined for charities. DAF donors are active philanthropists. In 2017, the last year for which data is available, DAF donors recommended nearly $19 billion in grants to qualified charities. The trajectory for DAF growth shows no sign of slowing down.

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The CAPTRUST Community Foundation Announces 2022 Charity of Choice

CAPTRUST | June 18, 2022

The CAPTRUST Community Foundation (CCF), an employee-run 501(c)(3), announced its 2022 Charity of Choice, receiving a $100,000 grant: The Green Chair Project. Additionally, five nonprofits were selected to receive CCF national grants of $25,000 each. Founded in 2007, the CCF's mission is to enrich the lives of children in communities we serve. Through the end of 2021, the CCF has awarded over $3.879 million in grants to charitable organizations across the country that help children. Fundraising is primarily via employee payroll deductions that are matched by CAPTRUST. The Green Chair Project will receive a $100,000 grant to support its mission of providing the essentials of home to neighbors in need facing the challenges of homelessness, crisis, or disaster in Wake County, North Carolina. The grant will directly support Green Chair's Sweeter Dreams program, providing beds and cribs to 400 children and babies in Wake County who lack a safe place to sleep. In addition to the funding, Green Chair will receive support from CCF volunteers throughout the year. We are so grateful to be selected as the CAPTRUST Community Foundation's 2022 Charity of Choice. The CCF's trust in our mission ensures that more children in need in Wake County, North Carolina will have a safe and comfortable place to sleep." Jackie Craig, Green Chair's co-founder and chief executive officer In addition to its work with The Green Chair Project, the CCF selected five charities that will receive national grants of $25,000 in 2022. The five recipients are: Communities In Schools of Wake County. CIS Wake surrounds students in Wake County, North Carolina, with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Families Together. Families Together moves families in Wake County, North Carolina, and surrounding counties from homelessness to stable homes through mentoring, housing support, and connection to community resources. Kinetic Kids, Inc. A San Antonio, Texas, organization that supports children with special needs and their families through adapted sports, fine arts, and educational programs. Sunrise Day Camps Association. Sunrise supports children with cancer and their siblings nationwide through the creation and oversight of welcoming, inclusive summer day camps, year-round programs, and in-hospital recreational activities, all offered free of charge. TABLE. TABLE's mission is to create equitable access to healthy food and provide nutrition education to children in Orange County, North Carolina. "We recognize the immense needs of children across our communities as we all recover from the effects of COVID-19," said Philip D'Unger, president of the CCF and manager, wealth planning, at CAPTRUST. "We are incredibly excited and fortunate to work with this year's Charity of Choice, The Green Chair Project, as well as the national grant recipients, who all do amazing work in their respective communities." About the CAPTRUST Community Foundation The CAPTRUST Community Foundation was organized in 2007 to provide CAPTRUST employees with opportunities to participate as a group in community outreach efforts. The foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) charity and is eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions. About CAPTRUST CAPTRUST is an independent registered investment advisor founded in 1997 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The firm provides investment management, financial planning, estate planning, and tax advisory and compliance for individuals and families. For retirement plan sponsors, endowments, foundations, and religious entities, CAPTRUST offers investment advisory services, fiduciary support, plan design, provider analysis/fee benchmarking, and employee advice programs. With more than 1,100 employees across 70 locations nationwide, CAPTRUST oversees more than $100 billion in assets under management and more than $750 billion in assets under advisement (as of March 31, 2022).

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World Hope International Partners With My Medic to Donate $500,000 in Individual First Aid Kits to Ukrainian First Responders

World Hope International | June 30, 2022

Global nonprofit World Hope International (WHI) has partnered with first-aid supplies and training company My Medic to supply 3,000 first aid kits, valued at over $500,000 USD, to emergency first responders who are treating individuals injured as a result of the war in Ukraine. Created by My Medic as an essential trauma kit, the Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK), can mean the difference between life and death for casualties of the ongoing war in Ukraine. The kits include emergency response equipment designed to stop bleeding, stabilize fractures, seal open chest wounds, clear compromised airways, and care for burns and other medical emergencies. To ensure seamless use of the equipment, a delegation of My Medic and WHI medical and crisis response team members traveled to Odesa, Ukraine last week to train over 400 first responders, paramedics and civilian emergency response personnel. The trainers, who focused on how to properly utilize the equipment in each kit, represent over seventy years of experience and have deployed with and trained some of the world’s top crisis response teams. Ordinary citizens and volunteer paramedics are on the front lines of this war. They lack equipment. They lack resources. They lack money. What they do not lack is a force of will to help those severely injured. These first aid kits and training will equip these fearless leaders to save lives.” John Lyon,WHI CEO My Medic CEO David Barlow added, “One of the most rewarding aspects of the partnership is that the training and kits will be implemented immediately to help save lives on the front lines of the war.” The cost of the kits provided to WHI were discounted by My Medic. The donation of the kits and the delegation of trainers deployed to Ukraine were funded by WHI donors. Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February, WHI has delivered over $12 million worth of medical supplies to aid those fleeing the war zone. Efforts have included partnering with churches, governments, and other aid agencies to help refugees in Moldova and Poland and training teams on the ground to watch for evidence of human trafficking. About World Hope International World Hope International addresses global poverty with sustainable, grassroots solutions that promote dignity and build opportunity and hope in the communities where it works. World Hope International responds to both acute crises and systemic challenges by partnering with local communities to implement the most sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions — initiatives that belong to the communities and are centered on their visions for a better future. World Hope International does this through strong partnerships that share its compassion for those who have been marginalized. About My Medic A family-operated first-aid kits, supplies, and training company based on the objective to save lives, is driven by a goal to prepare everyone with equipment and training for the unexpected emergency. Based out of Salt Lake City, Utah, My Medic believes everyone should have instant access to a life-saving first-aid kit.

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DonorDrive Named Salesforce.org's 2022 Nonprofit Product Partner of the Year

DonorDrive | July 29, 2022

DonorDrive, an EngageSmart (NYSE: ESMT) solution and makers of an advanced enterprise digital fundraising platform, announced it has been named Salesforce.org’s 2022 Nonprofit Product Partner of the Year for the Americas. The award was presented during the Salesforce.org Unite Partner Summit on June 1, 2022. This award recognizes the partnership between Salesforce.org and DonorDrive and its success driving results for great causes, including some of the world’s largest and most innovative nonprofits. “A great partnership begins with the end in mind: in this case, a successful fundraising experience that leads to growth, efficiency, and mission success for our joint nonprofit clients, DonorDrive and Salesforce are always laser-focused on the success of the nonprofit community. This award is validation that we’re better together when working toward that shared objective.” -Marc Rubner, CEO of DonorDrive. Salesforce.org is thrilled to award DonorDrive the 2022 Product Partner of the Year award for its success in the nonprofit sector, said David Averill, Vice President of AMER Alliances and Channels at Salesforce.org. DonorDrive has been a highly-valued partner to Salesforce.org and proven its ability to help nonprofits reach their goals and drive greater impact for their causes. Looking to the future, I’m excited about our continued partnership and working together to ensure nonprofits have the tools they need to forward their missions. The DonorDrive for Salesforce integration allows nonprofits to leverage Salesforce as their system of record for all fundraising data. Nonprofits can track all supporter data in Salesforce — from relationships to engagement to giving history. Key innovations for clients like National MS Society, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, V Foundation, National Alliance on Mental Illness, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Center, and more, include: The ability to sync standard fields, custom fields, and form questions directly into Salesforce. DonorDrive stores data to standard objects, maximizing the experience and value of the Salesforce platform. DonorDrive’s bidirectional constituent sync, which ensures data stays as up-to-date as possible across both systems. Data also stays clean by matching to existing records in Salesforce, reducing duplicates, and saving the team time and resources. DonorDrive’s NPSP app, which was built by certified Salesforce developers and is backed by DonorDrive’s top-rated customer support team. DonorDrive and Salesforce cut out middleware, keeping data secure with an integration that’s easy to set up and maintain. This award is recognition of the partnership between Salesforce.org and DonorDrive driving results for amazing causes. Nonprofits need knowledgeable partners and strategic guidance for digital transformation now more than ever, and Salesforce+DonorDrive delivers on that, said Buck Rumely, Chief Strategy Officer at DonorDrive. About DonorDrive: DonorDrive, an EngageSmart solution, is an advanced digital fundraising platform for nonprofits that turns everyday people into powerful fundraisers. Drive more revenue for your cause with the most immersive, connected, and well-designed fundraising experience ever made. For more than 20 years, DonorDrive has helped hundreds of nonprofits like Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Covenant House, Doctors Without Borders, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Muscular Dystrophy Association, World Vision, and hundreds more to raise billions of dollars. About EngageSmart: EngageSmart is a leading provider of vertically tailored customer engagement software and integrated payments solutions. At EngageSmart, our mission is to simplify customer and client engagement to allow our customers to focus resources on initiatives that improve their businesses and better serve their communities. Headquartered in Braintree, Massachusetts, EngageSmart offers single instance, multi-tenant, true Software-as-a-Service (“SaaS”) vertical solutions, including SimplePractice, InvoiceCloud, HealthPay24 and DonorDrive, that are designed to simplify our customers’ engagement with their clients by driving digital adoption and self-service. EngageSmart serves 84,000 customers in the SMB Solutions segment and more than 3,100 customers in the Enterprise Solutions segment across five core verticals: Health & Wellness, Government, Utilities, Financial Services, and Giving.

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