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Executive Compensation at the National Student Clearinghouse

The National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) is a tax-exempt, non-profit and non-governmental organization (a 501 (c) 4) that counts itself as the leading provider of educational reporting, data exchange, verification, and research services for nearly 14,000 high schools (representing 70% of secondary students enrolled) and 4,000 colleges and universities (representing 99% of students enrolled).

Based in Herndon, Virginia, NSC is governed by a board of directors (15) from educational institutions, associations, and finance.  In the most general terms, NSC raises about $60 million annually (primarily from verification, transcript, research, and enrollment verification services), spends about $60 million annually, and has about $25 million in net assets. So, NSC is a small non-profit whose primary expense is compensation for the employees. Read more »


Executive Compensation at Centura Health (2018)

Centura Health is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501 (c) 3 healthcare provider based in Centennial, Colorado.  With 17 hospitals, 14 affiliate hospitals, and hundreds of other healthcare providers (clinics, practices, etc), Centura Health is a faith-based organization with more than 21,000 employees.

This post addresses the executive compensation at the Centura Health Corporation (CHC) – an organization that has two members: Portercare Adventist Health System (a Florida not-for-profit corporation) and Catholic Health Initiatives Colorado (a not-for-profit Colorado corporation)  – that provides overall management of the healthcare system.  There are 9 voting members of the governing party, 7 of whom are independent; 8 of the board members are male while 1 is a female. Read more »


Executive Compensation at the National Restaurant Association (2018)

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) had a windfall of about $170 million in 2018 when they sold the “National Restaurant Association Show” to a unrelated private company Winsight, LLC – an information services company focused on the food and beverage industry. Consideration received included a promissory note (about $150 million) and an equity investment in Winsight, LLC. A sponsorship agreement provides annual royalty payments equal to 2% of the gross revenues of the show for 45 years, beginning in 2019.

The NRA is the largest food trade organization in the world. Governed by a Board of Directors comprised of 90 leaders (although the Form 990 indicates there are 71 independent board members with 74 listed (60 males and 14 females) because of timing differences) in the industry, the National Restaurant Association is a professional trade association, a tax-exempt non-profit organization based in Washington, DC. Read more »


Executive Compensation at the National Mining Association

The National Mining Association (NMA) is a trade association that represents the interests of miners before Congress, the judiciary, the administration, federal agencies and the media. A tax-exempt, non-profit 501 (c) 6, the NMA’s stated mission is to “build support for public policies that will help America fully and responsibly utilize its coal and mineral resources.”

Headquartered in Washington, DC, the NMA has a membership of more than 250 corporations and organizations. By most accounts, coal mining is a shrinking industry because natural gas and renewable facilities are cheaper, although Wyoming and West Virginia may have a different opinion since they are the two states with the largest coal production. Read more »


Executive Compensation at the National Confectioners Association

The National Confectioners Association (NCA) is tax-exempt, non-profit trade association (501 (c) 6) that promotes chocolate, candy, gum, and mints along with the companies that make these treats. Based in Washington, DC, the NCA focuses on 7 key areas:

  • Public Policy and Government Affairs
  • Scientific and Regulatory Affairs
  • Industry Affairs and the Sweets & Snacks Expo
  • International Business Development
  • Meetings and Membership
  • Public Affairs and Communications
  • Administration and Finance

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Executive Compensation at Yale New Haven Health (2018)

Yale New Haven Health Services is a healthcare provider with more than 26,000 employees that work in 5 hospitals and numerous medical offices in Connecticut.  Based in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale New Haven Health Services (the system) consists of dozens of non-profit organizations, corporations, partnerships, and trusts that provide an integrated health experience from routine medical care to debt collection.

The parent corporation of the integrative healthcare system known as Yale New Haven Health Services (YNHHS) is Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation (YNHHSC). This post reports the executive compensation at YNHHSC as reported to the IRS on Form 990. To learn about executive compensation at affiliated organizations, the Form 990 for the related organization that employs the person must be consulted. Read more »


Rawmantic Bars

If there is one product that has commanded more shelf space in recent years, it’s the energy/protein/snack bar.  From a one shelf allocation in the cookie aisle of grocery stores years ago to a partial grocery aisle today, bars have become the go-to supplement for millions of Americans.

Although bars are convenient, most of them have too much sugar and/or unhealthy ingredients, or just taste awful.  For me, it got to the point that the only time I packed a bar was if I was going for a hike or a road trip because the alternative was worse – no food or SAD (Standard American Diet) food. Read more »


Executive Compensation at SSM Health (St Louis,MO)

SSM Health is a Catholic tax-exempt not-for-profit healthcare provider made up of dozens of organizations (non-profits, corporations, trusts, and partnerships) that provide services in four states (Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Oklahoma) in 23 hospitals, about 300 physician offices, 10 post acute, comprehensive home and hospice services, a pharmacy benefit company, health insurer, and more.

SSM Health Care Corporation is overseen by 17 voting members of a governing party, 15 of whom are independent.  18 directors are listed on the Form 990 (due to timing differences). 8 directors are female while 10 are male.

The system as a whole is overseen by SSM Health Care Corporation, the parent who provides management and centralized support services to the hospitals and other organizations in the system.  Consequently, most revenue comes from corporate fees, investment fees, and investment income. Read more »


Executive Compensation at the ASPCA (2019)

The ASPCA is a non-profit tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) based in New York City, New York. As such, the organization submits a Form 990 to the IRS annually and makes a copy available to the public. The most recent IRS Form 990 (2019) reports the ASPCA: Read more »


Where Does $100 to the ASPCA Go (2019)?

If you donated $100 to the ASPCA in 2019 and want to know how your donation was spent, know that more than half ($53) went to pay staff, office-related expenses, travel and conferences.  $26 went to pay advertising and promotion and fees for outside services, including professional fundraisers. $10 out of every $100 was spent on veterinary services, operating supplies, and grants to other non-profits whose mission is to help protect animals. $2 out of every $100 was spent on miscellaneous expenses leaving $10 unspent and allocated to the organization’s general fund. Read more »