Fair Pay Surveys - About Us

Fair Pay Surveys are produced by Bob Orser and Rita Haronian, operating as Nonprofit Compensation Associates (NCA), and capitalizing on our combined 75 years of experience in producing compensation and benefits surveys, beginning with The Management Center's Northern California Survey, first produced in 1978.

The Fair Pay Surveys Team. From left: Danielle Montague, Finuala Liberti, Elaine Gordon, Rita Haronian and Bob Orser. Photo taken on July 20, 2018 at our annual staff meeting at the downtown San Francisco offices of CPA firm Hood & Strong, sponsor of the Northern California survey since 2004.

NCA is a virtual organization with a team of five Northern Californians — one in Carmel, two in Oakland, one in American Canyon and one in Vallejo. We are in constant contact with each other, which is common for virtual entities, and with our clients, even though we might not meet physically very often.

Co-publishers Bob and Rita have been working together for 35 years now, beginning at The Management Center in San Francisco in 1983.

Bob is the Nonprofit Doctor, who has been a key leader in the nonprofit organization management movement for over 40 years. He is co-founder of three of the most successful nonprofit management support organizations in the country — The Support Center in Washington, D.C. in 1972, The San Francisco Support Center (now CompassPoint Nonprofit Services) in 1975 and The Management Center in San Francisco in 1977.

For a number of years, Rita served as Project Manager for the annual compensation and benefits surveys of both Northern and Southern California nonprofit organizations. She has designed customized applications for nonprofit surveys in Philadelphia, Louisiana, Seattle, Houston, Kansas City, Oregon and North Carolina. She has also produced four surveys for VisionServe Alliance, a national association of nonprofit organizations that provide services to people with vision loss.

Finuala Liberti, located in American Canyon, Elaine Gordon, located in Vallejo and Danielle Montague, located in Oakland, round out NCA's team of five. Finuala conducts research and manages all of our information systems. Elaine manages our relationships with our Northern California survey's regional partners and markets the survey directly, by email and phone, to prospective survey participants. Danielle, the newest member of our team, conducts research and assists in the production of the survey report.

For more information about Fair Pay Surveys, please contact us. We will be glad to send you a sample copy of one of our surveys for your review.