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- 01 March 2014
HANO is again partnering with Columbia Books on a large-scale national nonprofit compensation survey.
Free to members -- Members of HANO are eligible to receive a free copy of the report -- the non-member price is $150 -- if they participate in the survey. Members who do not participate in the survey can purchase a copy of the report at a discounted price. Not a member? Please consider joining! Click HERE to join.
What is the 2014 HANO Nonprofit Salary Survey? -- Prepared by Columbia Books and produced by experts with over 30 years of experience conducting compensation reports, this annual salary survey is designed specifically for nonprofits. It is the fastest and easiest-to-use salary survey available, with more than 100 job descriptions, a quick and easy interface and a robust support team behind it. Taking the survey is easy and the resulting report will be a tremendous help to your nonprofit.
- It’s fast, easy and FREE. Clear job descriptions make matching your positions simple and straightforward.
- The survey is specific to nonprofits like yours. You can compare your organization’s staff salary levels to those of similar organizations.
- The more participants the better the data will be. High participation produces robust results, benefiting both nonprofits and those seeking to work in the nonprofit sector in Hawaii.
- The results will help you and your organization set fair and competitive compensation – the key to hiring and maintaining valuable employees.
- 28 February 2014
From Hawaii News Now
The Honolulu City Council budget committee on Feb. 26 killed a controversial proposal to create a $10-a-month residential garbage collection fee on Oahu, leaving a $20-million hole in the city budget just two days before Mayor Kirk Caldwell delivers his budget plan to the council. The Caldwell administration proposed charging the trash fee that would be paid through property tax bills, but it faced overwhelming opposition.
Oahu businesses and nonprofits would pay more: $75 per trash can per month or $314 per dumpster.
"It's a slippery slope of fees that actually contribute to nonprofit overhead and increased business costs. This type of overhead expense is very hard to recoup in fundraising initiatives," said Lisa Maruyama, president of the Hawaii Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations.
"Once it was added to the property tax, what's to stop them from increasing it next year or the year after?" asked Barbra Armentrout of St. Louis Heights, who testified before the council budget committee on Feb. 26.
Caldwell officials said Oahu's $10 fee would much lower than Kauai's monthly trash fee of $36 or Maui's $18 fee and would cover just 20 percent of the cost of trash collection.
"People have grown accustomed to it and they feel they are entitled to it for free. But our cost of services are going up, everything goes up, the parts to replace on our vehicles, the fuel costs," said Lori Kahikina, director of the city's environmental services department.
- 28 February 2014
Wondering how to get your board more engaged in fundraising? HANO’s recent workshop featuring Patti Look, CFRE, of the FundDevelopment Group based in Honolulu, tackled this topic -- one with which countless nonprofit organizations wrestle.
According to "Underdeveloped," a recent study published by CompassPoint and the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund, three out of four executive directors polled said board member engagement in fundraising was "insufficient." Our workshop participants agreed.
So, how can nonprofits engage their boards and create the conditions for success in fundraising? A key step is to dispel board member myths and beliefs that is only about asking for money. There are a variety of ways that board members can support fund development efforts and one size does not fit all:
- Smaller organizations can recruit board members who can help the organization connect with prospective donors and others who can give the organization's value to the community credibility by being associated with it.
- Larger organizations can recruit board members who are comfortable making direct and personal contact with potential donors.
- Staff members can and must support board members by providing training and materials and keeping the processes concrete, simple and structured.
Patti Look shared other valuable tips and thoughts on how to create a culture of philanthropy within a nonprofit organization. Click HERE for Pacific Business News' coverage of the workshop.
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