Compensation & Benefits Reports

,2024 SC Nonprofit Compensation & Benefits Research Plans

Together, SC aims to offer nonprofit members up-to-date compensation and benefits data by conducting two sector-wide surveys, first on benefits and then on compensation trends. 

We have partnered with Employers Network (EN) of Spartanburg to conduct these surveys and report the data nonprofits need. EN was formed in 1959 to provide central, easily accessed resources for its members, originally upstate corporations.  EN now serves employers of all types and sizes in South Carolina. They are the perfect partner with their long-standing expertise in compensation and benefits research.  Additionally, we are contracting with the College of Charleston Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Center for Livable Communities to help analyze the survey findings and prepare needed reports. 

Benefits Survey and Report - The Benefits Survey is currently open and will remain so until  January 9, 2024. Findings will be presented at the 2024 SC Nonprofit Summit.


This survey is not intended to be completed by employees themselves.  Nor is it designed for volunteer-run nonprofits that do not have any employees.

The CEO, HR, or operations staff should submit one survey response for the organization.  

Please have at hand:

  • your HR Policies for Leave and Benefits, like PTO and maternity leave. 
  • Insurance Plan design descriptions and calculation of costs for any of the following benefits that your organization offers: Medical, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, and Term Life / AD&D.

For question 4 - Which association do you belong to? - please select "Other" and write in Together SC.

Please allow 30 - 60 minutes to submit your survey responses. 

Remember, the accuracy of your responses determines the usefulness of the report.

Contact Mary Dell Hayes with questions. Her email is

Take the Benefits Survey now!

UP NEXT: The 2024 Nonprofit Compensation Survey will be conducted in the Fall of 2024
2022 SC Nonprofit Compensation & Benefits Study

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South Carolina’s nonprofit and philanthropic organizations need to know what constitutes competitive wages and benefits if they are to attract and retain the "best and the brightest." That's why Together SC engaged Kahle Strategic Insights to conduct the first statewide nonprofit compensation study in a decade. 

Nearly 500 charitable nonprofits that employ one or more professional staff replied to the 70-question survey last March. Their responses reveal pay and benefit disparities, indicating a critical need for funding to attract, invest in, and retain quality staff.

This 80+ page Study is filled with tables, graphs, and data on 41 job titles. It provides a sector-wide analysis of what it will take to ensure our strategic objective of having a pipeline full of diverse and talented professionals to lead our organizations going forward. 

Together SC has also retained  StopGap Consulting and Mary Dell Hayes to assist members in processing the findings and using the data. Read what's offered.

READ - Post and Courier October 30, 2022 article - SC nonprofits need to address pay and benefits to attract and retain much-needed talent

2022 Report Sponsors
  • Together SC knows collaborating makes everything more successful. This survey is no exception. We are thankful for the following Philanthropic Partners, sponsors and regional partners who have signed on to help.  They include:
    • Arras Foundation
    • Able SC
    • SC Arts Alliance
    • Central Carolina Community Foundation and United Way of the Midlands
    • Coastal Community Foundation
    • Community Foundation of the Lowcountry
    • Eastern Carolina Community Foundation
    • Find Great People
    • First Sun EAP
    • Greenville Partnership for Philanthropy and Jolley Foundation
    • SC First Steps
    • Self Family Foundation and Greenwood Community Foundation
    • Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC
    • Spartanburg County Foundation, Spartanburg Regional Foundation, Mary Black Foundation, United Way of the Piedmont and Chapman Cultural Center
    • WREN