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How Much Do You Make?
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How Much Do You Make?

Should you know how much non-profit directors make?

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Published: December 17, 2011


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Visitor Comments: 37

(34) Jonathan C, January 4, 2012 5:38 AM

Yes!

These salaries are often amazingly inflated, especially in Israel, where people will roll their eyes at the mention of an "amuta". Knowing that the salary will be published in the papers may help in a small way to keep such salaries at a reasonable level.

(33) David, December 28, 2011 9:41 PM

Why not?

No, being the head of the Simon Wiesenthal Center does not mean that your salary should be at everyone's finger tips. BUT, being the head of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, declaring your organization a nonprofit, exempting it from the payment of taxes, and then asking people to donate money to you changes things a bit... It's public information and, in all fairness, it's news.

(32) SusanE, December 28, 2011 4:54 PM

Oh Yes, we should all know Exactly what your Salary is.

Not just your salary Rabbi, but everyone's salary and exactly where the monies from ALL non profits is used, should be available to the public no matter how esteemed the organization or how esteemed the officers.--------------------- In New York State this non-profit that preys on the disadvantaged has been outed. I pray that many more disgraceful non-profits are outed and that it will happen soon. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/28/nyregion/operator-of-ny-group-homes-thrived-despite-lapses-in-care.html

(31) Anonymous, December 26, 2011 4:06 AM

Press and Technology at best...

I call it abuse of power in the name of generating profit. The press knows how to stir public animosity and attract attention to sell more newspapers. They do have that protected power. In my opinion it is wrong to disclose directors' or any staff's salary or any of their private information to the gereral public. If donors want to know that information, I am sure that the particular organization will not hide it from the donors, who is the only person that the information should be disclosed to. Neither the recipient who benefit from the organization should be part of the complaining crowd. Yes, with technology at hand, the press and the public have gone too too far, and it is very unfortunate. Thank you Rabbi Salomon for making us think about, and analyze the dark and discouraging realm that we force ourselves to continue to lead...there should be a time in our hectic lives when we occasionally come to a full stop and look around us an say,--do we really need that information? In what way can his salary inpact me if I am not personally benefiting one way or the other, neither I am donor? Thanks again Rabbi Yaakov.

(30) R, December 25, 2011 1:38 AM

This video is plain odd!

I'm floored that Aish posted this video. Rabbi Salomon usually has wonderful things to share, but this video did not contain any pearls of wisdom! It was sheer disappointing & made me wonder if there are alterior motives here. After all, a charity solicits donations. Donors have a right to know where their donations are going, no matter how big or small their donation. If you work for a non-profit, there are perks & you may view public knowledge as a donwside, however it is inherently part of this business. And yes, I call it a BUSINESS. Having been in the inner circle & having been related to philanthropists, I can vouch for how many of these so-called organizations are truly non-profit vs. cover-ups. If the excuse is that the executive director could be holding down an otherwise ritzy job, kudos to him & let him go get that job. Let the poor receive the charity money, not those capable of making big bucks elsewhere, utilizing the charity to line their pockets.

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