Compensation & Benefits

This year, Nonprofit HR's Nonprofit Employment Practices Survey found that hiring qualified staff despite budget constraints is the top staffing challenge faced by nonprofits.

While budgetary and financial barriers are a reality at organizations both small and large, compensation and benefits shouldn’t be the factors that hold your nonprofit back from securing the talent you need to advance your mission. Smart nonprofits are finding ways to maximize their investments in talent without putting their budgets in jeopardy, and we’re partnering with them to build compensation and benefits strategies that get results.

Compensation Services

Whether you’re preparing for an executive search or just want to position your organization for success in an increasingly complex talent marketplace, Nonprofit HR’s Compensation services can help. Our Compensation practice focuses on sourcing the most accurate, comparative compensation data and using it to design a competitive compensation strategy that aligns with your mission and positions you to secure and retain top talent. And because we only work with the nonprofit sector, we understand unique nonprofit compensation considerations such as the fiduciary responsibilities of board members and will help you stay compliant.

Nonprofit HR can also partner with you on a variety of other compensation-related matters, from the development of a compensation policy to compensation data analysis.

Practice Lead


Joan Reutter, SPHR, SCP

Senior HR Business Partner
Email: jreutter@nonprofithr.comPhone: 202.785.2060 x117

Benefits Services

Benefits go far beyond health insurance and paid time off. Our benefits consultants partner with you to design total rewards programs that position your organization to attract, retain and maximize mission-aligned talent. Whether you need to design a benefits strategy, review existing benefits practices for compliance, evaluate and assess brokers, or build a health and wellness program, Nonprofit HR has the sector experience and benefits expertise to help you get more from your benefits and total rewards programs.

We’ll address your organization’s current benefits and rewards, compare them to competitive employers, research opportunities for cost savings and benefits optimization and suggest a strategy that helps your nonprofit retain its staff and advance its mission.

Practice Lead


Julie Gallion, PHR

Senior HR Business Partner
Email: jgallion@nonprofithr.comPhone: 202.785.2060 x112

Partner with Nonprofit HR on:

  • Compensation program design

  • Compensation practice review and analysis

  • Compensation philosophy development

  • FLSA analysis

  • Employee health and wellness programs

  • Market assessment

  • Employee rewards

  • Process review/documentation

  • Policy/procedure review development

Featured Case Study: National Children's Alliance Saves $30,000.00 with Nonprofit HR

Is your organization spending more than it needs to on benefits?

When Teresa Huizar, the Executive Director of the National Children’s Alliance (NCA) found out her organization was facing a change to their health insurance offering, she knew her first obligation was to ensure her employees continued to receive quality care options. But navigating the complicated, ever-changing world of health insurance and finding a viable solution for her employees was difficult and demanding. She turned to Nonprofit HR to help, and in the process, saved her organization $30,000.00 per year.

Download our case study to learn how Nonprofit HR and NCA partnered to find a better health insurance solution for NCA employees and the organization.

``Joan did an amazing job. Not only was I impressed with her work (and I am not easy to impress), the Leadership Team all felt she did a thorough and accurate assessment. The COO and CFO are following Joan’s recommendations for us. This led to revising our compensation philosophy, our policy, and we are now instituting a formal employee recognition program (with spot awards) as part of our overall total rewards program. This is all being shared with employees this Thursday, and team leaders will meet individually with employees to discuss their particular situations.
Joan was very easy to work with, was very helpful, and certainly is a professional in the compensation arena! We would not hesitate to reach out to Nonprofit HR and use her services again.``

Bonnie Karns, Director, Human Resources & Office AdministrationICMA

Partner with our Compensation & Benefits team.

If you’re ready to improve your nonprofit’s approach to compensation and benefits or simply have a question, contact us. Someone from our leadership team will be in touch shortly.

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