Compensation and Benefits Report (C+B)

About the C+B

The Compensation and Benefits Survey began in 1990 with the purpose of gathering information on current and local nonprofit compensation and benefits practices and trends.

Participants say that the C+B is a reliable tool for ED’s, CFO’s, human resources staff, and finance committees which helps determine and assure competitive salaries and benefit packages, as well as staying abreast of current trends in southern CA. This is critical for two reasons:

  1. IRS Compliance. The Internal Revenue Service requires that nonprofit executive’s pay be reasonable. While reasonable isn’t defined, it is determined by factors such as: job description, education and experience, average compensation in your area, hours worked, and organization budget. The C+B covers these factors, making it a critical tool in staying compliant.
  2. Employee Acquisition and Retention. Having a great staff is imperative to achieving your mission. Getting and keeping that staff is a matter of offering them the right salary and benefits package. The C+B is the only Southern California-specific nonprofit salary data out there, making it the best tool to build the best team.

The 2017 C+B Report is available for sale.

Click here to order the 2017 report

What does the C+B Survey mean for your nonprofit organization?

The Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM) is committed to developing new leaders, improving the impact and effectiveness of our fellow nonprofit organizations, and acting as a much-needed hub for connecting the social sector.