Concern regarding misuse of charitable funds and the desire of elected officials to give the appearance of protecting the common good have combined to create pressures on nonprofit leaders to provide accountability, especially in the area of compensation.
This has been true of religious organizations as much as any other. In response, the Commission on Accountability and Policy for Religious Organizations, sponsored by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, issued “Enhancing Accountability for the Religious and Broader Nonprofit Sector.”
“Enhancing Accountability” offers six recommendations for religious and charitable organizations. They are:
Exempt religious organizations should actively participate in appropriately managed salary surveys.
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