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Posts from the ‘Non-Profits’ Category


Where Does $100 to the Alzheimers Association Go (2019)

The Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders is commonly referred to as the Alzheimers Association. A tax-exempt, non-profit 501 (c) 3 whose goal is to eliminate Alzheimers Disease through research but also offer support, information/public awareness, and education on the disease, raised $390 million in 2019, primarily from contributions, gifts, and grants ($366 million including $24 million from the government). Read more »


Executive Compensation at the National Association of Realtors (2018)

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) is the largest professional trade association in the US. A non-profit tax-exempt 501 (c) (6) based in Chicago, Illinois, NAR represents 1.4 million members who belong to one or more of the 1,200 associations/boards and 54 state or territory associations.  Members can be residential or commercial brokers, sales people, property managers, real estate appraisers, counselors and others who work in the real estate industry.

NAR functions as a self regulatory agency, a lobbying organization, and as a provider of accreditation and certification of designations. Read more »


Executive Compensation at the National Pharmaceutical Council

Pharmaceutical companies have gotten a lot of bad press lately, and for good reason. When epipens cost $650-$700 in the US for a pack with two auto injectors (compared to $150 in Canada or $38 in Australia), people get upset. Or, when pharmaceutical companies (i.e Perdue) have acted irresponsibility by promoting and marketing opioids, people question the motives of companies they are supposed to trust and the value of medicines as an integral part of healthcare. One of the ways the pharmaceutical industry operates is to fund a trade association called the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC).

NPC is a Washington, DC-based trade association whose mission is to put forth science and good information to foster an environment that supports what they call “medical innovation” or what others would call “drug innovation” (where were they during the decades long opioid crisis?). In short, they gather research to support the use of pharmaceuticals and disseminate that information. Read more »


Executive Compensation at the National Multifamily Housing Council

The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501 (c) 6 – a trade association – that advocates for multifamily rental organizations – that pays its President, Doug Bibby very well ($1.3 million in 2018 and $150,000 into a retirement account) along with its other top executives (7 other executives received $300,00 – $450,000 in 2018).

By most standards, NMHC is a small non-profit:  they raise about $18 million annually, most of which comes from two sources:  membership dues ($10 million) and meeting revenue ($7 million). Expenses total about $18 million with the largest being compensation ($10 million) and conferences/conventions/meetings ($3 million). At year-end 2018, NMHC had $13 million in assets. Read more »


Executive Compensation at the NCAA (2018)

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) organization focused on college sports in the US. With 1,100 member colleges and universities in 102 athletic conferences across the country that participate in 90 championships in 24 sports in 3 divisions, the NCAA is a powerful and well financed organization.

There are 16 independent members of the governing party although 18 board members are listed on the Form 990 (probably due to timing differences). 14 of the 18 (78%) board members are male while 4 of the 14 (22%) are female.

The NCAA raised about $1.1 billion in 2018 – most of which came from from television rights (83%) and championships/National Invitation Tournament (13% of revenue).  Expenses were $1 billion with the 3 largest expense scholarships and grants ($635 million), championship expenses ($145 million), and compensation ($78 million). Read more »


Executive Compensation at the American Red Cross (2019)

The American Red Cross (ARC) is one of the most recognized charities in the world. Based in Washington, DC, ARC works to “prevent and alleviate human suffering” by mobilizing employees and volunteers in emergencies and through the collection and sale of blood (ARC collects, tests, and distributes 40% of the nation’s blood). To do this, ARC relies on it’s 19,363 employees who were compensated $1.4 billion (an average of $72,000 each) in 2019. 1,464 employees received more than $100,000 in compensation with the 18 most highly compensated employees listed below: Read more »


Executive Compensation at the US Chamber of Commerce

The US Chamber of Commerce (also known as the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America) is the largest business organization in the United States representing businesses. A tax-exempt, non-profit 501 (c) 6 organization, the US Chamber of Commerce (USCOC) is based in Washington, DC.

The USCOC raises about $160 million annually (primarily from contributions, gifts and grants with only $5 million coming from membership dues) and spends what it receives. In fact, the USCOC has a negative net asset position (-$26 million) which is an important consideration when the 10 most highly compensated employees received $24 million in compensation in 2018.   In addition, USCOC paid for first class and charter travel, companion travel, health or social club dues or initiation fees, and for personal services (i.e. maid, chauffeur, chef). Read more »


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 »