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What You Need to Know about Nonprofit Executive Compensation

Can you answer the following questions?

  • What does the IRS allow tax-exempt organizations to pay their exectives?
  • What happens if the IRS determines that a nonprofit leader has been overpaid?
  • How can a nonprofit's governing body protect its members and the organization's executives?
  • What kinds of data should nonprofit executive compensation be based on?

If you don't know the answers to these questions—or if you do, but want to make sure your understanding is up to date—download a free copy of "What You Need to Know about Nonprofit Executive Compensation." Prepared by GuideStar staff, the report addresses these issues and more.

Publication date: September 2011

"The area of executive compensation poses similar challenges. ... For some, there may be a disconnect between what, as members of the public, they might consider reasonable, and what is permitted under the tax law."

—February 2009 IRS Report

"25 examinations have resulted in proposed excise tax assessments ... aggregating in excess of $21 million, against 40 disqualified persons or organization managers."

—March 2007 IRS Report