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2020 Foundation Benefits and Salary Survey

2020 Foundation Benefits and Salary Survey

In 2020, CNJG will again gather salary and benefits information from our members to generate our 2020 New Jersey Foundation Benefits And Salary Summary Report. There are two major parts: The CNJG Benefits Survey and the Council on Foundation’s Salary Survey.

CNJG Benefits Survey
CNJG and our members want specific questions about the benefits offered to their employees, board, and more. Therefore, CNJG created our Benefits Survey that will gather this comprehensive data specific to New Jersey’s grantmaking community. The benefits information will be presented in the same report with CoF’s salary summary, creating the 2020 New Jersey Foundation Benefits and Salary Survey Summary Report which will be available for CNJG members only. Similar to the survey we conducted in 2017, the survey is online, making it easier to skip sections that do not apply to your organization.

Once CNJG analyzes the benefits survey and receives the CoF salary data, we will generate and distribute the 2020 New Jersey Foundation Benefits & Salary Summary Report, which will present the comprehensive benefits data specific to New Jersey's grantmaking community, alongside the data from the Council on Foundations' annual salary survey. Members tell us that this document is one of the most important and effective benchmarking tools for our field.

All of the FAQs for CNJG’s Benefit Survey may be found here, on our website.

CNJG's past Summary Reports may be found on our website:
2017 New Jersey Foundation Benefits & Salary Summary Report, release in September 2017
2014 New Jersey Foundation Benefits & Salary Summary Report, released in February 2015
2011 Mid-Atlantic Foundation Benefits & Salary Summary Report, released in June 2012

Council on Foundations (CoF) Salary Survey 
The salary survey was administered by our partners, the Council on Foundations. This nationwide effort by CoF and other Philanthropy-Serving Organizations across the country, benchmarks the salaries of employees at foundations, corporate giving programs, and other philanthropic organizations.

How do we participate?
Designate one or more individuals from your team to represent your organization. Multiple individuals from the same organization can work on your submission simultaneously. If you participated in the 2019 survey, go to Benchmark Central and log in using your credentials to start the survey. If you did not participate in the 2019 survey, email the first and last name, title, and email for each individual needing access to [email protected].

If you do not recall your password, please use the password reset function.

What information will I need?
Answers to frequently asked questions, as well as a list of documents needed to complete the survey are available on CoF’s website.

For more information, visit or email [email protected].

Both CNJG and CoF recognize that many organizations are experiencing business disruptions related to the COVID-19 outbreak, so we understand that you may not be able to prioritize participation in either survey right now.