The Public Interest

Are nonprofit CEOs overpaid?

Peter Frumkin

Winter 2001

THE nonprofit sector has acquired a black eye in recent years. Financial scandals at the United Way, NAACP, Adelphi University, and the Baptist and Presbyterian Churches have shaken public confidence in the stewardship of charitable organizations. As money flows in and out of nonprofit organizations at record levels, the question of how much their CEOs should earn has become a major issue. 

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