2019 Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Survey Now Open

SECF is pleased to partner with the Council on Foundations and the United Philanthropy Forum to encourage participation in the 2019 Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Survey.

The annual Grantmaker Salary and Benefits (GSB) Survey provides grantmakers with the most comprehensive data on foundation staff salary and compensation data. The 2019 survey also includes questions related to board compensation and demographics.

Your participation in the GSB survey is needed – the greater the participation, the greater the insights for the sector.

What’s the benefit for participating organizations?

All survey participants will receive a copy of the full GSB report, the board compensation report, and access to COF’s benchmarking platform to create custom salary reports. The full report and board compensation report retail for $538, but are offered free to participating organizations. Both reports will be released in October 2019.

How to Participate:

If you participated in the 2018 survey, go to Benchmark Central and log in using your cof.org credentials to start the survey. Need help with your login? Email research@cof.org.

If you did not participate in the 2018 survey, email research@cof.org with the first and last name, title, and email address for each individual within your organization who needs access to the survey.

Note that multiple individuals from your organization can work on your submission simultaneously, but each team member will need their own login and we recommend appointing one person to coordinate your submission.

You can learn more about the survey online, including a list of documents you’ll need as well as answers to other frequently asked questions.

Thank you in advance for completing the GSB survey! Please submit your responses by Friday, June 28. For more information, visit the 2019 survey website or email research@cof.org.

Stephen Sherman is SECF's research and data manager.


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