2021 Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Survey is Now Open!

The 2021 Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Survey is now open for responses. Since 1980, the annual Grantmaker Salary and Benefits (GSB) Survey has provided the philanthropic sector with the most comprehensive data on foundation staff and board compensation. Grantmakers across the country rely on the survey findings to inform budgeting, talent recruitment and retention strategies. 

Your participation in the GSB survey is needed – the greater the participation, the greater the insights for the sector and for your fellow SECF members. Through a partnership with the Council on Foundations (COF), SECF provides custom salary tables for Southeast grantmakers each fall. 


What’s the benefit for participating organizations?

All survey participants (both COF members and non-members) will receive a copy of the full GSB report (a $499 value) and access to COF’s benchmarking platform to create custom salary reports. Reports and data are expected to be released in September 2021.


How to Participate:

  • Visit the COF website to learn more about how to participate and for detailed instructions. 
  • See this page for answers to frequently asked questions as well as a list of documents you’ll need to complete the survey.

The deadline to complete the GSB Survey is May 24, 2021.

Thank you in advance for your participation!


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