April 22, 2010; Washington Post | We assume that our readers remember that the compensation package of the Boys and Girl’s Club National CEO is under scrutiny in Congress in relationship to a $425 million funding bill for the network of clubs around the country. Here, Paul Light offers his suggestion that as long as the Obama administration is taking on CEO salaries on Wall Street—and especially in bailout banks, it may wish to address the compensation of very highly paid nonprofit CEO’s at the same time. But I would rather have you go straight to this article than to waste time with my summary of it. Suffice it to say, I think his argument is extremely well reasoned if also provocative. I have asked Dr. Light to respond to comments made to our site on this issue and he agreed, so I encourage you to respond.—Ruth McCambridge
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Ruth is the founder and Editor Emerita of the Nonprofit Quarterly. Her background includes forty-five years of experience in nonprofits, primarily in organizations that mix grassroots community work with policy change. Beginning in the mid-1980s, Ruth spent a decade at the Boston Foundation, developing and implementing capacity building programs and advocating for grantmaking attention to constituent involvement.