• Eric Fraint

    Ruth, as usual, you are right on the money. I’ve also written on the pay disparity of nonprofit executive directors. See my blog at: http://ericyptc.com/2013/03/30/executive-directors-are-underpaid/ .

  • Yes, but…

    The exchange between Richards and Chaffetz shows both to their disadvantage. Every nonprofit CEO should know that their compensation is public record. Any nonprofit CEO – especially one testifying to Congress under stressful circumstances – should be prepared to answer questions about it.

    What Richards should have said (assuming it’s true, of course) is that the PPFA board sets her compensation based on an independent process. The relatively sudden increase in her compensation between 2009 and 2013 is notable, but explainable, and placed her compensation well within the range for similarly-sized nonprofit organizations.