Community Foundation of Sarasota County Invites Non-Profit Organizations to Take Part in Compensation & Benefits Survey

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SARASOTA, FL – The Community Foundation of Sarasota County is conducting a regional survey to measure the compensation and benefits offered to employees in the non-profit sector. The survey is open to all 501(c)3 public supported charities located in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties and runs through February 15.

The survey is free to participate in and confidential. The results will provide the region with a broad view of salary and benefits among non-profit agencies in the region with a goal of helping organizations set fair and competitive compensation structures. To take part in the survey, visit For questions, contact Abigail Oakes at Copies of previous survey results are available a

In addition to the resources they provide the community, non-profit agencies in the four-county area generate more than $2 billion in annual revenue. According to the Florida Nonprofit Alliance, there are more than 4,250 agencies here that employ nearly 17,500 people with an annual payroll of nearly $675 million.

The Community Foundation previously conducted a similar survey in 2016 and 2010. The survey results are shared with all of the participants, as well as the greater community. This year’s survey is administered by Association TRENDS, which has 30 years of experience in the field of compensation reports specifically for non-profit agencies.


About the Community Foundation of Sarasota County: The Community Foundation of Sarasota County is a public charity founded in 1979 by the Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council as a resource for caring individuals and the causes they support, enabling them to make a charitable impact on the community. With assets of over $398 million in more than 1,400 charitable funds, the Community Foundation awarded grants and scholarships totaling $34 million dollars last year in the areas of education, the arts, health and human services, civic engagement, animal welfare and the environment. For more information, visit or call (941) 955-3000.