Consulting for Philanthropic and Nonprofit Organizations

Compensation Consulting Services

Our consulting services for nonprofit and grantmaking organizations help clients develop market-based, insightful compensation strategies to motivate, retain and reward employees. We offer customized solutions to help foundations and nonprofits adapt to changing labor markets, complex regulatory landscapes, organizational change or internal states of flux. Our nonprofit consulting data and insights help clients manage change in their pay programs as they grow, reorganize or integrate with other organizations.

We also publish the Croner Compensation Survey of Foundations, considered the gold standard benchmark resource for total compensation information and data in the foundation sector. The survey contains everything required to know how to be competitive in attracting, retaining and motivating talent. Our nonprofit consulting uses the results of our annual survey to provide strong data analytics and pragmatic solutions to our clients.

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Compensation Solutions for World-Class Grantmaking and Nonprofit Organizations

Our nonprofit compensation consultants have extensive experience creating competitive nonprofit compensation programs for major U.S. foundations and nonprofits. The Croner Company acquired Lasnik∞Broida Consultants, Inc. in 2016 to build on the strengths of the two nationally recognized boutique consulting firms, blending Croner’s high-level, high-touch data analytics approach with Lasnik∞Broida’s annual survey of foundations and consulting services to foundations and nonprofits.

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Nonprofits and Foundations:

Our Distinguished Expertise

Depth and Breadth of Croner’s Knowledge and Experience
  • Our experience includes significant and concentrated work with major foundations and nonprofits

  • The Croner Company conducts the foundation sector’s most respected survey of total compensation, including pay and practices

  • We are uniquely positioned to study long-term trends and examine relationships between compensation and outcomes

Data Analytics and Attention to Detail
  • Data analysis and research are in our DNA

  • We provide comprehensive yet easy to understand reports that document and inform our findings and recommendations

Our Strong and Lasting Client Relationships
  • The Croner Company’s high-touch consulting allows us to develop and deepen our knowledge of our clients’ policies and practices, cultures and work ethics, which adds value to repeat engagements

  • We build partnerships and trust through issue identification, tailored approaches and pragmatic actions based on each client’s unique circumstances

High Quality Work Products and Services
  • Our comprehensive quality review process is supported by rigorous data systems, documentation and multiple reviewers

  • We are proud to go the extra mile and exceed the expectations of our clients

  • As a result, we have numerous repeat and long-term clients

Consulting Services for Nonprofits and Foundations

Total Compensation

Croner’s expert consultants will develop overarching compensation frameworks and talent market definitions; benchmark market analyses; competitive market-based salary structures and variable compensation solutions; and meaningful administrative guidelines.

Executive Compensation

Our experts will develop meaningful and defensible peer groups; assess competitive market data, practices and prevalence data on executive benefits and perquisites; and develop consultant opinion letters documenting compensation program reasonableness.

Board Advisory Services

We have deep and focused expertise to conduct independent, market-based assessments of CEO, executive and board compensation programs; review employment agreements and contracts; present trends and emerging issues in executive and board compensation; and support CEO and executive search activities.

Special Studies and Custom Surveys

The Croner Company is uniquely positioned to conduct special studies on various foundation or nonprofit policies and practices, including program positions, career pathing, board and staff diversity, staff composition and levels, paid leave and executive retirement and deferred compensation.


The Croner Company

To inquire about our compensation consulting services, contact us today.