Public Charities

Public Charities, positively influencing the world around them.

As one of the nation’s leading independent not-for-profit human resources consulting firms, our clients look to us to advise them on the issues most critical to charitable and tax-exempt organizations today. We work with a variety of foundations, research institutes, research organizations, colleges, universities, health plans and other nonprofit organizations to:

  • Ensure reasonableness of not-for-profit executive 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. Intermediate Sanctions and the rebuttable presumption are only two aspects of reasonable compensation of which our clients should be aware.
  • Develop competitive not-for-profit executive benefits and compensation programs – we assess the total value of the compensation, benefits and perquisites our clients provide to their executives to ensure they are offering a competitive package that allows executives to focus on what matters most: mission delivery.
  • Assist with stakeholder and public understanding of executive total compensation – we help our clients understand how and when their executive compensation and benefits programs will be disclosed on Form 990 and work with management to prepare for disclosures that may require more careful explanation. We provide not-for-profit board assistance and governance insight to help boards and management understand the implications of new programs before they’re approved so everyone can make fully informed decisions.
  • Establish competitiveness of employee compensation and benefits – we assess cash compensation and benefits programs for employees and ensure our clients are aware of the total rewards practices in the organizations 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 our clients have the tools to attract, motivate and retain qualified talent from both a not-for-profit and for for-profit talent pool