Nonprofit Compensation and Benefits Survey

Posted on Oct 8, 2019 by

Oshkosh Corporation volunteers assisting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fox Valley Region with a human resources project through InterSector


By Lisa Strandberg, Project Director, Intersector

A pilot wouldn’t fly a plane without consulting dashboard gauges. Unfortunately, many nonprofit leaders pilot their organizations without easy access to the information they need to stay on course.

A free regional nonprofit compensation and benefits survey currently under way (Oct. 1-15) will give nonprofit leaders one more gauge on their dashboard.

The survey, supported by the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation and other partners, aims to equip executive directors, CEOs and boards with data to build compensation structures and benefits packages to support staff retention.

In early capacity-building experiments, human resources has risen to the top of the list of nonprofit pain points. This free survey will put another tool in the toolbox of nonprofit leaders, at no cost to their organizations beyond the 45 minutes it takes to complete it.

Nonprofit leaders who participate in the survey between Oct. 1 and 15 will receive data in early 2020 in two forms: a PDF executive summary and an online interactive visualization that can be filtered by organization budget, nonprofit subsector and county.

Here’s a sample of the way these charts can offer insights:

InterSector, a nonprofit capacity-building initiative launched by the J. J. Keller Foundation in November 2018, has undertaken the survey in response to the nonprofits it has served to date.

The compensation and benefits survey will cover the Green Bay, Fox Cities and Oshkosh markets, including Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Kewaunee, Oconto, Outagamie, Portage, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara and Winnebago counties.

Those interested in taking this survey can participate now or any time on or before Oct. 15. 

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