Percentage-based compensation, let’s talk about it.
On Episode 4 of the Above Goal Podcast, Ken and his friend hash out the legal and societal issues with offering incentives to fundraising employees in the nonprofit sector. They discuss recruiting - and keeping - talent, and how to value the best employees in a world where being motivated by personal financial gain is frowned upon. There’s also a series of rapid-fire questions for Ken on everything from what to expect from a newly hired major gifts officer, to whether nonprofits should stop throwing large annual events.
Your homework, their references:
When we start talking about how talent fuels our causes, instead of lumping [compensation for talented top employees] into a “general operating bucket” or having a “90% goes to programs” number, our organizations will be much better.
Leave a voicemail with your fundraising questions at and we might just play your question out loud on the show!