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18
Jan

Executive Compensation at Goodwill (2018)

Goodwill Industries was established in 1902 and is widely known across the country as the place where people donate clothing and household goods to help others.

There are 157 Goodwill Industries agencies (community-based and autonomous) and more than 3,300 retail stores in the US and 12 other countries that generate about $5 billion in revenue annually.  Goodwill Industries International, Inc (Goodwill) is the executive member association organization that provides oversight, support, expertise, grants, and products to local agencies (each is a separate 501 (c) (3)) that operates independently but who collectively pay membership dues (revenue) to support Goodwill. Read more »

16
Jan

Executive Compensation at the Corn Refiners Association

The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) is a Washington, DC-based non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (6)  providing educational material and resources on corn and corn products.  A member-driven trade association, the CRA represents corn wet millers (companies that break corn kernels down into their component parts:  oil, starch, fiber, protein, by using water (as opposed to dry milling).

CRA has 6 member companies (Cargill, Archer Daniels Midland, Grain Processing Corp, Ingredion, Roquette America, and Tate & Lyles Americas) who pay membership dues totaling $9 million annually (note:  the website states there are 6 member companies but the Form 990 reports there are 4 member companies).

In 2018, CRA reported total revenue of $9.2 million and expenses of $6.6 million, which means $2.6 million was left unspent and allocated to the general fund which had $7.5 million at year-end (up from $4.9 million at the beginning of the year). Read more »

14
Jan

Executive Compensation at the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA)

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) is a Washington, CD-based non-profit tax-exempt 501 (c) (6) – a business association – representing “90% of the milk, cheese, ice cream, yogurt, and cultured products, and dairy ingredients produced and marketed in the United States and sold throughout the world.”

The IDFA reported total revenue of $7.8 million for the year ending June 30, 2017 (down 23% from the prior year when $10.2 million was reported).  Revenue came primarily from two sources:  membership dues ($4.6 million) and training and education programs ($2.2 million).  Expenses were $8.5 million and consisted primarily of three:  compensation ($5.3 million), office-related expenses ($1.6 million), and conferences and trade shows ($1.3 million). Read more »

12
Jan

Executive Compensation at Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is a non-profit tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) based out of New York City. Dedicated to protecting human rights around the world, HRW investigates human rights abuses, exposes the facts of the investigations, and presses for changes. As such, HRW is a staff intensive organization (318 employees in 2018) whose employees were compensated $48 million, which equates to an average compensation of $151,000. However, only 98 employees received more than $100,000 in compensation.

The 25 most highly compensated employees were: Read more »

10
Jan

Where Does $100 to Human Rights Watch Go?

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is a non-profit tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) headquartered in New York City. Dedicated to protecting human rights around the world, HRW investigates human rights abuses, exposes the facts of the investigations, and presses for changes. As such, HRW is a staff intensive organization (318 employees in 2018) whose focus is on providing a service to the world. Read more »

8
Jan

Where Does $100 to the March of Dimes Go (2018)?

The March of Dimes continues to endure. For people following the March of Dimes, the past few years have been difficult on the organization.

Just 5 years ago the March of Dimes had $75 million in net fund assets and was raising close to $200 million annually, but they were spending more than they raised.  Over the next few years, revenue started to decline and the organization went into a negative net fund position because they were spending anywhere from $8-$27 million more than they raised annually, had to fund a pension/post retirement liability, and had losses on investments. Read more »

6
Jan

Executive Compensation at the March of Dimes (2018)

The March of Dimes continues to endure. For people following the March of Dimes, the past few years have been tough on the organization.

Just 5 years ago the March of Dimes had $75 million in net fund assets and was raising close to $200 million annually, but they were spending more than they raised.  Over the next few years, revenue started to decline and the organization went into a negative net fund position because they were spending anywhere from $8-$27 million more than they raised annually, had to fund a pension/post retirement liability, and had losses on investments. Read more »

4
Jan

Pink Peppercorns

If you’re looking to spice up a salad, pasta dish, or virtually any side dish or entree, think about sprinkling pink peppercorns on the top.  In contrast to red, white, green, or black peppercorns which are hard and crunchy and really need to be ground to release their powerful flavor, pink peppercorns are light, airy, and have a hollow like texture making them very easy to eat.

In terms of flavor, pink peppercorns are slightly sweet with a very light peppery flavor (so you won’t be overwhelmed with eating them straight). These super beautiful and tasty dried berries add color, texture, and flavor to almost any dish. Read more »

2
Jan

How Membership Dues to the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) Are Spent

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) is a trade association in the food industry, representing  more than 200 companies that manufacture and market branded and private label food and consumer packaged goods through retail, wholesale and foodservice channels of distribution. Their mission “is to empower the industry to grow and thrive.”

Over the past several years, the GMA has undergone many changes including a substantial drop in revenue (from $38 million in 2015 to $19 million in 2018) which appears to have resulted in a big change in management (the departure of the President and CEO and several other executives and a new President and CEO installed in 2018). Read more »