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Welcome to Fair Pay for Northern California Nonprofits: The 2018 Compensation and Benefits Survey.

Your response to these questions will be compiled with those from hundreds of other nonprofit organizations, resulting in the publication of Fair Pay for Northern California Nonprofits: The 2018 Compensation & Benefits Survey. Publication is planned for April 13, 2018. As a participant, you will be eligible to receive a copy of the survey report at the steeply discounted participant rate.

There are 7 pages of information to enter in this survey:
          1. About Your Organization
          2. Compensation & Employment Practices
          3. Paid Time Off Benefits 
          4. Insurance Benefits
          5. Retirement Benefits
          6. Executive Director/CEO Profile
          7. Compensation

You may enter your data at your convenience, through Friday, March 2 (extended deadline). Once you begin your response, you will be able to return to finish it at a later date. Everything you enter is automatically saved once you click "Continue" to move from one page to the next. Click the "Continue survey later" link at the very top of the page to receive an email with the link to return to the survey response that you have begun. You can use that same link to return to your response as often as you need to.

On the final page of the questionnaire, you will be given the option to download a pdf version of your online responses for your records and future reference. If you choose not to download this file but decide later that you would like a copy, contact Rita Haronian at or 510-645-1005 and she will email it to you.

This secure website uses advanced data encryption to keep your information safe, and your survey response is strictly confidential. Data submitted is used solely by Nonprofit Compensation Associates for the 2018 survey and related research. The survey report publishes only aggregate data so that no information can be identified as coming from a specific organization.

Nonprofit Compensation Associates does not share, rent or sell information from or about survey participants or purchasers to any person or organization.
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The compensation part of your response consists of an Excel file, which you can download by clicking here. (FairPayNCA2018Comp.xls)

SAVE THIS FILE onto your computer's hard drive on the desktop or in a folder where you will be able to find it easily. DO NOT begin to enter information before saving it onto your computer, or your data will be lost. The file contains instructions and a spreadsheet for your organization's compensation data. When you get to the Compensation page of this questionnaire, you will see the simple instructions to upload your completed file.

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You can also download several pdf-format files with supporting information:

For a list of all of the questions you will be asked in the course of this survey, including the compensation part, click here. This may help you collect and organize your information so that you can complete this questionnaire more easily. (FairPayNCA2018Questions.pdf, 15 pages)

For a list of all of the jobs covered in this survey, click here. (FairPayNCA2018JobList.pdf, 2 pages)

For a list of the complete job descriptions, click here. (FairPayNCA2018JobDescriptions.pdf, 23 pages)

For a glossary of terms used in this survey, click here. (FairPayNCA2018Glossary.pdf, 2 pages)

Your survey response will be strictly confidential and data from this research will be reported only in the aggregate. All information you entered will be encrypted and will remain confidential. If you have questions at any time about the survey or the procedures, please contact Rita Haronian at 510-645-1005 or

Thank you very much for taking the time to contribute to this resource for the Northern California nonprofit community. Please use the Click to Next Page button below to begin with Section I of the survey.