Will New York City nonprofits be hiring in 2013? How will salaries fare in the upcoming year? How vital is fundraising staff? These are just a few of the questions that are addressed in Professionals for NonProfits' NY Annual Salary Survey Report, which was released last month. The four page document also examines salaries and hiring in 2012 and makes projections for this year. Here are a few highlights:
- 60% of organizations did not increase or decrease number of staff
- 61% gave no salary increases
- 63% reported belt tightening measures due to reduced funding and concerns about the economy
- At nonprofits that increased staff, 39% increased staff in fundraising, reflecting increased competition for support
- 62% of organizations do not plan to hire significant numbers of new staff
- 47% plan to keep salaries flat
- 49% plan action steps to enhance productivity and efficiency
- 42% plan increases in fundraising staff and new strategies to broaden revenue sources
Overall, survey responses indicated a sector moving ahead with greater confidence than the past three years. However, NYC area nonprofits are still recognizing the need for strategic change, and 74% indicated that the action step most needed is to diversity fundraising strategies and develop new income streams.
In addition to the above findings and projections, the report includes salary ranges for key nonprofit positions, and provides position qualifications and requirements that can be used for job postings.