The Case for Investing in Infrastructure and Leadership

from Sarah

How the Executive Compensation Conversation Perpetuates the Starvation of Smaller Nonprofits

The controversy over executive pay in the biggest organizations undermines and distracts from the equally important conversation about the continued starvation (for more) of the nonprofits on the other end of the spectrum. In my experience as a nonprofit staff member, board member, grantmaker and consultant, the problem of severe underinvestment in overhead, including staff and staff compensation, is a serious structural issue that reduces the sustainability and effectiveness of many organizations and the sector as a whole.