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Nonprofit Compensation Associates, Inc. was formed in 2010 by Bob Orser and Rita Haronian, capitalizing on their combined 75 years' experience producing compensation and benefits surveys with accurate and detailed data. Bob was a founder of The Management Center, which first produced the Fair Pay for Southern California Nonprofits survey in 1978. In 2019, following a 40-year career working with nonprofits, Bob stepped back from full-time involvement, while remaining Publisher Emeritus.

Along with her work on the Fair Pay for Southern California Nonprofits survey, Rita has worked with local sponsoring organizations around the country to produce compensation and benefits surveys for their communities since 2002. She has also produced four surveys for VisionServe Alliance, a national association of nonprofit organizations that provide services to people with vision loss.

Also on the team are Finuala Liberti, Elaine Gordon and Danielle Montague. Finuala conducts research and manages all of our information systems. Elaine manages our relationships with our Southern California survey's regional partners and markets the survey directly, by email and phone, to prospective survey participants. Danielle conducts survey-related research and assists in the production of the survey report.

NCA team
From left: Danielle Montague, Finuala Liberti, Elaine Gordon, Rita Haronian and Bob Orser.

In addition to publishing Fair Pay for Southern California Nonprofits: The Compensation and Benefits Survey, surveys completed to date include:

Region
Sponsor
Year(s)
Southwest Pennsylvania
(Pittsburgh area)


Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management, Robert Morris University
2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021

Central Florida
(Orlando area)

Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership at Rollins College
2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019


Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and adjoining communities

TSNE MissionWorks, Boston
2010, 2014, 2017
 
 
 
 
Northeast Florida

Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida, Jacksonville

2016, 2020
 
 
 
We conduct regional surveys for both Southern California and Northern California

We conduct regional surveys for both Southern California and Northern California, gathering data from both larger and smaller nonprofit organizations, as well as those from urban, suburban and rural areas.

Regional Partners and Sponsors

  • Regional Partners help us publicize the survey to their nonprofits
  • Sponsors help us keep costs low for participating nonprofits