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  •  I once considered writing a paper on this...... (2+ / 0-)
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    Rich in PA, VClib

    thesis is that vague rules + overly draconian penalties that are unlikely to be enforced yields a situation where charities will push the vague rule to the breaking point.  if something like intermediate sanctions could be levied more easily, that would be helpful, but really what we need is congressional action to change a vague guideline into a brightline rule.  its the only way to get compliance.

    •  Great Point (0+ / 0-)

      This is the best way to go.

      •  I don't know about that (1+ / 0-)
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        VClib

        I'm not sure what that bright line rule would look like and the collateral effect on nonprofit hiring.

        Do you really want nonprofit hiring to be second tier?  

        •  Second Tier? (0+ / 0-)

          Let's keep in mind that many of us who went into not-for-profit work did so because we believed in the organization's values and the work it was doing. And though salaries may not always compare with those in the private sector (frequently they in fact do), there often is more job security and the compensation packages (health and retirement benefits) are often better, transportable, and more secure. And then there are the life style benefits--more vacation time and those wonderful sabbaticals.

          Thankfully, it not just about money. So I wouldn't worry too much.

          •  I don't think thats true across the board (0+ / 0-)

            I've worked with charities that have that, but I have also worked with ones where those are the first things to get cut.  

            I always bristle at the idea that nonprofits should pay less?  I think we ought to value their work more ... we shouldn't demand that you take less because its a nonprofit.    It's one thing to pay too much, its another to say we can't invest in our people and pay them market rate because they are nonprofits.

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