Date: 3/10/2022
Time: at 1 pm eastern
Run Time: 90 minutes including Q & A session
Leader:  Brad Lebowsky, MBA, Nonprofit Consultant
Credits: Awarded 1.5 credit hours by HRCI and 1.5 PDCs by SHRM
Price: Webinar $295; Webinar + Download $349 (Share the download with your colleagues)
Audience: Human resources, payroll, department heads, executive directors, CEOs, senior executive staff, board members, finance, in-house counsel


Fulfilling the mission will depend on how successful an organization is at attracting and retaining the best employees, and the best people will expect an organization to offer salaries and employee benefits which are at least comparable to other nonprofit and for-profit organizations operating in the same geographical area. Tight budgets and limited resources, however, make it hard for some nonprofits even in normal times to offer competitive salaries and employee benefits, and these are certainly not normal times we are living in.  There are no excuses if you want the best and brightest working to fulfill your mission. Ultimately, you’ll need to make do with the resources you have and find that combination of salary and employee benefits which match the needs and expectations of your current and future employees and are in line with your organization’s compensation plan.  Please join Brad Lebowsky, a nonprofit consultant with a proven track record of assisting his clients to implement effective compensation strategies, as he explains each of the elements which should be included in your organization compensation plan.  He’ll also discuss salary and employee benefits best practices of nonprofit organizations across the country which you should consider including in your compensation plan.


During this important webinar Mr. Lebowsky will discuss:

  • The factors you should consider when either first developing or updating your current compensation plan including:
    • How to determine the organization’s compensation philosophy (e.g., offering competitive compensation, pay equity, leveraging your community service focus, etc.)
    • Methods for benchmarking salary and employee benefits against other nonprofits and for-profit businesses in your local market area and the region
    • Using periodic employee performance appraisals to determine salary adjustments
    • Aligning an employee’s service orientation with the organization’s mission
    • Developing written job descriptions and what to include in those job descriptions
    • How to establish salary ranges and steps and offering flexible employee benefits packages
    • Examples of employee benefits programs offered by organizations across the country. Offering flexible employee benefits to recruit and retain employees (e.g., flexible work schedules, paid leave, day care, insurance, training, etc.)
    • Determining the full cost of a comprehensive compensation package
    • Special considerations relating to executive compensation (e.g., board approval procedures, documentation, benchmarking against comparable positions, etc.)
    • How to sell your compensation philosophy when recruiting. Finding service-oriented candidates
    • Executive and non-executive salary approval procedures
    • Written compensation policies, etc.
  • Regulatory issues including pay equity—equal pay for equal work
  • Competition with the private sector. Leveraging the candidate’s desire to serve the community as a negotiating tactic
  • Understanding the requirements of job applicants and gearing your salary and employee benefits to match those needs
  • How to benchmark and find competitive salary and employee benefits information (e.g., the Internet, classified ads, state organizations, surveys, etc.)
  • Review of compensation and employee benefits best practices


Brad Lebowsky earned his MBA with an emphasis on nonprofit management specializing in finance and budgeting. He has more than 25 years of nonprofit management experience and is a sought-after speaker, author, and nonprofit consultant. His areas of expertise include budgeting, finance, grant writing, strategic planning, board training, retention of donors, employees, volunteers, and professional development. Brad has worked with dozens of nonprofit organizations helping them to improve their performance and better fulfill their missions. In the current period of economic uncertainty Brad has a demonstrated track record of assisting his clients to improve their operations and to identify and take advantage of new opportunities as they arise. Brad can be reached at As a speaker, author, consultant, or podcast host of the NEA Podcast on iTunes and wherever you find your podcasts, his overriding goals are to grow people, communities, and resources for nonprofit organizations across the country.