Designing a Not-for-Profit Compensation System

  • 2h 17m
  • JoAnn Senger
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2005

Written by recognized not-for-profit human resource specialist JoAnn Senger, Designing a Not-For-Profit Compensation System provides a step-by-step method to help human resource professionals design and manage a successful compensation system for any public or not-for-profit organization.

When it comes to compensation systems, the not-for-profit sector is rife with complexities, including legislative approval requirements and the board of directors' direct involvement in compensation matters. Addressing these and other unique obstacles, Designing a Not-For-Profit Compensation System:

  • Defines various types of not-for-profit and public organizations
  • Identifies current types of compensation structures
  • Identifies organizational characteristics influencing the usefulness of each structure, including the organization's budgeting and accounting processes and timetables
  • Covers maintenance for all compensation structures and the interaction among organizational units
  • Details the usefulness of each compensation structure, including midpoint calculations, rate adjustments, variable pay, and market surveys

About the Author

JoAnn Senger is founder and President of Senger Services, a consulting firm offering such services as counseling, recruitment, policy development, compensation studies, workflow and staffing analysis, training, and targeted interviewing to a large variety of not-for-profit organizations. Clients have included: Ventura County; U.S. Navy through VRMack Management Consultants; Screen Actors Guild; Investigations Etc.; California Institute of Integral Studies; California Institute of Podiatry; Institute of Transpersonal Psychology; the Fielding Institute; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Senger currently teaches economics for the University of Phoenix; information and cost analysis in HR management for the University of California, Santa Barbara extension program; and preparation classes for the SPHR/PHR certification examinations for California State University at Northridge and Professionals in Human Resource Association (PIHRA). She has also taught benefits and compensation for the California Lutheran University extension program.

In this Book

  • Designing a Not-for-Profit Compensation System
  • Introduction
  • Definitions
  • Organization—Who Are We?
  • Governance—Who’s in Charge?
  • Revenue—Where Do We Get Our Money?
  • Workforce—Who Are These People?
  • Current Compensation—How Are We Paying Them Now?
  • Exempt Workforce—Your Colleagues and Your Boss
  • Nonexempt Workforce— The Workers
  • Jobs—Job Analysis: Finally!
  • New Compensation Structure— Getting Down to Business
  • Performance Management— Pay for Performance or Pay for Promotions?
  • Maintenance—Is It That Time Already?
  • Conclusion—The Bottom Line
  • Bibliography