Associations

Associations, supporting and representing mutual interests toward a common goal.

Our clients look to us to advise them on the issues most critical to associations today:

  • Ensuring reasonableness of executive total compensation – we evaluate the total economic benefit delivered to executives to ensure our clients are considering all of the same elements that would be examined in an IRS audit. While all associations should be aware of rules pertaining to private inurement and excess benefit transactions, only some need to seek compliance with Internal Revenue Code 4958. We help you understand your organization and the complex landscape in which it operates.
  • Ensuring competitiveness of executive total compensation – we assess the value of the compensation, benefits and perquisites provided to your executives to ensure you are offering a competitive package that allows executives to focus on what matters most: mission delivery and member service.
  •  Ensuring stakeholder and public understanding of executive total compensation – we help you understand how your executive compensation and benefits programs will be disclosed on Form 990 and work with you to prepare for disclosures that may require more careful explanation. We help you understand the implications of new programs before they’re approved so you remain fully informed.
  • Ensuring competitiveness of employee compensation and benefits: we evaluate cash compensation and benefits programs for employees and ensure our clients are aware of the total rewards practices with which they compete for talent, whether local, regional or national. We also design employee compensation programs, such as market-based salary structures, that ensure you are able to attract, motivate and retain qualified talent in a not-for-profit universe competing for for-profit talent.