Date of Graduation

Spring 5-16-2020

Document Access

Project/Capstone - Global access

Degree Name

Master of Nonprofit Administration (MNA)


School of Management

First Advisor

Marco Tavanti, PhD


Any nonprofit organization's most valuable asset is their staff. Compensation can be used to show value and appreciation to employees and making sure this is equitable is of utmost importance. The purpose of this research is to examine nonprofit executive compensation negotiations and the influential factors it may face. Specifically, the research explores the influence of gender or ethnicity in the result of a compensation negotiation and explores how to remove implicit bias from all recruitment strategies. Through an analysis of existing literature and conduction of interviews with current and past nonprofit executives, this research concludes with recommendations for HR executives, hiring managers, and prospective employees.