I. Design and Administration
In June 2019, a group of resource development professionals working in Israel launched a survey to help better understand the current norms for salaries for resource development professionals in Israel. The last survey of this kind was undertaken in 2012 (Kimron, Nova Project), so it was time for a more current picture.
The survey effort was initiated and lead by Rachel Canar from NGO Catalyst and executed together with a volunteer committee from the members of the Resource Development Professionals in Israel Facebook Group. The findings in this report are based on responses from nearly 300 resource development professionals from across the Israel. The survey was distributed over a two-week period in June 2019, mainly via social media platforms and a shared email link. In order to attain a more comprehensive perspective, participants were also asked details about such topics as their organizational profile, professional roles and job satisfaction levels.
We hope that this report will be useful for a variety of audiences including:
Jobseekers: determine average salaries for prospective jobs and use the ranges to improve negotiating power
NGOs: establish appropriate salaries and assess their ability to attract and retain jobseekers based on compensation
Funders: benchmark compensation offered by applicants and grantees
Researchers: define trends in nonprofit compensation
II. Characteristics of Respondents
The majority of those surveyed work for organizations with comparatively small to medium- sized budgets and number of employees (Figure 1). The average number of resource development professionals employed by respondents’ NGOs is eight. Participation in the survey was highest among workers in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and the greater Central region. The periphery was not strongly represented within the survey with only 10% of respondents’ organizations being located in the South and 15% in the North (Figure 2).