The Salary & Benefits Survey for Greater Kansas City Regional Nonprofit Organizations & Associations (2014 edition)

The Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership of the University of Missouri-Kansas City's Henry W. Bloch School of Management, Support Kansas City, Nonprofit Connect, Executive Service Corps of Greater Kansas City (ESC) and Kansas City Society of Association Executives (KCSAE) in Kansas City have formed a collaborative partnership to conduct the Salary & Benefits Survey of Greater Kansas City Regional Nonprofit Organizations & Associations - the only one of its kind in Kansas City! Legally, politically, and ethically, it is more important than ever for nonprofit agencies to use research-based information to establish, benchmark, and defend their salaries and benefits.

This Salary Survey is the tool that provides your nonprofit - and all nonprofits in the Kansas City metro region - with these three benefits.

  • Matching your salaries and benefits to the local nonprofit employment market ensures that your compensation practices are competitive for hiring and retaining the best people while still being responsible with your agency's limited resources;
  • Benchmarking your salaries and benefits levels ensures that you are being fair to your staff when determining an appropriate level of compensation; and
  • Basing key executive salaries, benefits, and perquisites on the results of a research-based salary survey provides your agency with strong legal and political protection for your decisions. Nonprofit regulatory authorities and many funders are paying more attention to the legitimacy of salaries and benefits that nonprofits are providing and the best defense for your salary decisions is the use of a legitimate, well-researched salary survey that is representative of your hiring market.

PowerPoint Presentation from The Human Resources Landscape for Kansas City Nonprofits: Compensation, Benefits, and the Implications of the Affordable Care Act workshop held on June 26, 2014.

Here is a list of counties that were covered in the survey:

Counties covered in survey

Bates County, Mo.
Caldwell County, Mo.
Cass County, Mo.
Clay County, Mo.
Clinton County, Mo.
Jackson County, Mo.
Johnson County, Mo.
Lafayette County, Mo.
Platte County, Mo.
Ray County, Mo.
Atchison County, Kan.
Douglas County, Kan. (Lawrence)
Franklin County, Kan.
Johnson County, Kan.
Leavenworth County, Kan.
Linn County, Kan.
Miami County, Kan.
Shawnee County, Kan. (Topeka)
Wyandotte County, Kan.

Participating Organizations

(The organizations that participated in the 2014 survey will receive a 50% discount on the Final Report)

Accessible Arts/VSA Kansas, Inc.
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
Alpha Phi Omega
American Advertising Federation of Kansas City
American Institute of Architects Kansas City
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
Argentine Betterment Corporation
ARMA International
Arts and Recreation Foundation of Overland Park, Inc.
ASET - The Neurodiagnostic Society
Associated Youth Services
Base academy of Music
Bike Walk KC
Bishop Sullivan Center
Blue Hills Community Services
Blue River Watershed Association
Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City
Brain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City
Camp Fire National Headquarters
Catholic Charities of Kansas City - St. Joseph
Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas
Center for Developmentally Disabled
Center for Human Services (Children's Therapy Center of Pettis County, Inc.)
Charlie's House
Charlotte Street Foundation
Child Advocacy Services Center, Inc.
Child Care Aware of Eastern Kansas (ERC Resource & Referral, Inc.)
Child protection center
Children's Center for the Visually Impaired
Children's Therapeutic Learning Center
City in Motion
Clay County Senior Services
Command and General Staff College Foundation, Inc.
Communities Creating Opportunity
Community Blood Center
Community LINC
Community Services League
Concerned Care Inc.
Connecting for Good
Cristo Rey Kansas City High School
Cross-Lines Community Outreach, Inc.
Cultivate Kansas City
Culture through Ballroom Dance
Deaf Cultural Center Foundation
DeMolay International
Developmental Disability Services of Jackson County - EITAS
District III Area Agency on Aging
Douglas County Historical Society/Watkins Museum of History
Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City
Drumm Center for Children, Inc.
Environmental Institute for Golf
Episcopal Community Services
Exodus Cry
Families Together, Inc.
First Downs for Down Syndrome
Franklin County Historical Society
Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area
Friends of the Kaw, Inc.
Front Porch Alliance
Genesis School, INC.
Gilda's Club Kansas City
Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri
Girls on the Run Serving Greater Kansas City
Global Scholars
Good Samaritan Center
Grain Valley Education Foundation
Grain Valley Education Foundation of the Grain Valley R5 School District
Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
Greater Kansas City LISC
Greater Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation
Hartsook Institutes for Fundraising
Head Start of Shawnee Mission, Inc.
Health Care Collaborative of Rural Missouri
Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City
Health Partnership Clinic
Heart to Heart International, Inc.
Heartland Center for Behavioral Change
Heartland Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
Heartland Men's Chorus
Heartland Regional Alcohol & Drug Assessment Center
Homes from the Heart
Hope Family Care Center
Hope Haven of Cass County
Hope House, Inc.
Hotel and Lodging Association of Greater Kansas City
Huddle Learning Inc.
Immacolata Manor, Inc.
International Association of Administrative Professionals
International Association of Assessing Officers
International Association of Operative Millers
Jackson Count CASA
Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City
Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City
Jewish Vocational Service
JobOne, Inc.
John Knox Village Foundation
Johnson County Community College
Johnson County Library Foundation
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - Kansas City Chapter
Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas Action for Children
Kansas Advocates for Better Care
Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved
Kansas Children's Service League
Kansas City Anti-Violence Project
Kansas City Art Institute
Kansas City FilmFest
Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey
Kansas City Kansas Community College Endowment Association
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Kansas City Quality Improvement Consortium
Kansas City Rescue Mission
Kansas City Southwest Clinical Society
KC Healthy Kids (Hartwig Legacy Foundation)
KidsTLC, Inc.
KVC Health System Inc.
Labor-Management Council of Greater Kansas City
Landon Center on Aging, University of Kansas Medical Center
Lawrence Meals on Wheels
LeadingAge Kansas
Learning Club of KCK
Leavenworth Main Street Program, Inc.
Leawood Chamber of Commerce
Lee's Summit CARES
Lee's Summit Social Services
Liberty Symphony Orchestra
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (Greater Kansas City LISC)
Local Investment Commission of Greater Kansas City (LINC)
Love Fund for Children
Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Inc.
MainStream Coalition
Mattie Rhodes Center
Menorah Legacy Foundation
Metro Lutheran Ministry
Metropolitan Medical Society of Greater Kansas City
Mid America Assistance Coalition
Mid-America Arts Alliance
Mid-America Coalition on Health Care
Mid-America Region of the Design-Build Institute of America
Midland Care Connection, Inc.
Midwest Foster Care & Adoption Association
Miles of Smiles, Inc.
Missouri Council on Economic Education
Moneytalk Financial Foundations, Inc.
Mother & Child Health Coalition
Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council
NAMI Kansas, Inc.
National Association of Parliamentarians
National Auctioneers Association
National Center for Fathering, Inc.
National Soccer Coaches Association of America
National WWI Museum at Liberty Memorial
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art
Niles Home for Children
Nonprofit Connect
Oak Grove Neighborhood Association and HNMA
Operation Breakthrough
Ottawa University
Outreach International
Park Hill School District Education Foundation
Folly Theater (Performing Arts Foundation of KC)
Piano Technicians Guild, Inc.
Plate Senior Services, Inc.
Project EAGLE
Public Television 19, Inc.
Puppetry Arts Institute
Quality Hill Playhouse
Rainbow Center for Communicative Disorders
Reach Out and Read Kansas City
Reach Out Kansas
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City, Inc.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast, KS
Rose Brooks Center, Inc.
Rosedale Development Association
Saint Luke's Health System
SAVE, Inc.
Saving Sight
Science Pioneers
Second Harvest Community Food Bank
Shawnee Mission Education Foundation
Shawnee Town Museum--City of Shawnee
Shepherd's Center of KC Central
Shepherd's Center of the Northland
Shumaker Family Foundation
Skills to Succeed (Lifeskills Management Center, Inc.)
SoCCM Foundation
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
Sosland Foundation
Special Olympics Kansas
Spring Hill Recreation Commission
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
Sunflower House
Support Kansas City
Sustainable Sanctuary Coalition
Synergy Services, Inc.
The Civic Council of Greater Kansas City
The Executive Service Corps of Greater Kansas City
The Family Conservancy
The FarmHouse Foundation
The First Tee of Greater Kansas City (Junior Golf Foundation of Greater Kansas City, Inc.)
The Folly Theater
The Hope Center of Kansas City
The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (The Nelson Gallery Foundation)
The Principle Foundation
The REACH Healthcare Foundation
The Whole Person
tiny-k Early Intervention, Inc.
Tri-County Mental Health Services, Inc.
Trinity In-Home Care
Truman Medical Centers
Turner House Children's Clinic
Tutorious Inc.
United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Kansas City (Open Options, Inc.)
United Community Services of Johnson County
United Inner City Services
United Way of Greater Kansas City
Unity School of Christianity
Urban Ranger Corps
Vaughn-Trent Community Services, Inc.
Visiting Nurse Association
Wayside Waifs
Westside Community Action Network (Westside CAN Center)
Wildwood Outdoor Education Center
Women's Foundation of Greater Kansas City
Wyandotte Pregnancy Clinic
Youth Ministry Institute Midwest
Youth Symphony of Kansas City
Youth Volunteer Corps

To view pricing (including discounts for survey participants) and to order a copy of the Report, please use the order form below.

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Note: On completion, the Salary Survey report will also be available in our Nonprofit Resource Center (4747 Troost Avenue Suite 207 - 816-235-5720) so you can view it for free - the 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2011 versions are also available to view. Here is a sample portion of the 2006 Survey Report so you can see some of what the report covers.

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Kansas City, MO 64110

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