Non profit organizations have their own unique challenges concerning Executive Compensation. On one hand, they need to ensure that their executive compensation packages allow them to attract, motivate, and retain top talent within the Non Profit sector. On the other hand, they need to ensure that their pay levels are not deemed excessive and can stand up to the scrutiny of the IRS and the Public.

Over the last 20+ years, we have provided timely, customized and cost-effective executive compensation consulting services to a wide variety of leading non profit organizations.

These services include:

  • Development of Compensation Positioning Strategy
  • Clarification of Executive Roles
    • Job Description Development
    • Mini-Job Profile Development
  • Development of Competitive Pay Level Reports
    • Survey Benchmark Compensation Analysis
    • Peer Group Selection & Compensation Analysis
  • Design of “Win-Win” Solutions
    • Base Pay Levels
    • Incentive Plan Design
    • Perquisites/ Executive Deferral Plans
  • Review of Compliance Considerations
    • Determination of Reasonable Compensation
    • Drafting of Opinion Letters
  • Independent Considerations & Recommendations
  • Ad Hoc Support
    • Design of Employment Contracts
    • Associated Communications/ Training
  • Expert Witness Support


Challenge: Organization competes for talent against large for-profit companies in their industry. 

Solution: Clarified positioning philosophy and roles; conducted extensive 990 and public survey analysis; provided comprehensive recommendations.

Results: Board and Company well pleased; re-engaged bi-annually to ensure executive compensation program continues to meet its diverse objectives.


Nonprofit organizations can lose their tax-exempt status if the IRS finds that their executive pay levels are “unreasonable”.




"LTC has been an invaluable resource in guiding our Board in the evolution of our Executive Compensation Program."
Julie Fleshman
President & CEO
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network