Thursday, August 4, 2011

Another Abuse Study Group or Real Reform?

by Gary Snyder

The Wall Street Journal updates us that N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that a task force will investigate salaries and other compensation at nonprofit agencies where he says about 2,000 workers are paid more than $100,000 a year. Its creation comes after The New York Times (see yesterdays NI story) reported high salaries at nonprofit organizations receiving Medicaid funding for the developmentally disabled. The newspaper reported that two brothers received nearly $1 million a year and billed their group for their children's college education. The group will also recommend other fiscal controls to "ensure taxpayer dollars are used to serve and support the people of this state, not pay for excessive compensation." Cuomo said a 2010 preliminary analysis by the state found that nearly 2,000 employees had salaries averaging just under $169,000 a year.

Nonprofit Imperative gathers its information principally from public documents...some of which are directly quoted. Virtually all cited are in some phase of criminal proceedings; some have not been charged, however. Cites in various media: Featured in print, broadcast, and online media outlets, including: Vermont Public Radio, Miami Herald, National Public Radio, Huffington Post, The Sun News, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Wall Street Journal (Profile, News and Photos), FOX2, ABC Spotlight on the News, WWJ Radio, Ethics World, Aspen Philanthropy Newsletter, Harvard Business Review, Current Affairs, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, St. Petersburg Times, B, USA Today Topics, ,, Responsive Philanthropy Magazine, New York Times...and many more • Nonprofits: On the Brink (iUniverse, 2006)
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