How much should we pay our nonprofit staff?

Should you pay people who work in your organization?

Absolutely. While your group may start off as an all-volunteer effort, at some point you’re going to need to bring on paid staff — at least part time! — in order to grow.

And there’s nothing wrong with paying competitive wages. You’ll attract more talent — after all, even rock star nonprofit folks have families to support.

But how much?

Take a look at these resources.

Links to resources for how much to pay: Payscale

And while you’re at it, don’t forget to allocate salaries and wages as programs costs rather than overhead or operating expenses whenever you can.  Why? Well, check out this article for an overview.

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