Compensation equity is a big, often ignored issue in the non-profit and public sector. Many people assume the social sector’s mission driven philosophy and female dominated workforce would insulate it from the societal and systemic issues that perpetuate inequality in other sectors. However according to the 2018 GuideStar Nonprofit Compensation report, white women made 77% of the total earnings made by white men. This gap is even more pronounced for women of color. In comparison to white men in the nonprofit workforce, Black or African American women made 61% of total earnings and Hispanic women made 53% of total earnings in 2017. Asians, Native Americans, and other women of color reported similar pay discrepancies.
These inequalities have real consequences for nonprofit and public sector professionals, but you can make a difference for yourself and others! Join a diverse panel of philanthropic, nonprofit, and government agency professionals as they demonstrate how you can leverage publicly available tools and information like Salary and Jobs Survey Reports and form 990s to address wage and title discrepancies and advocate for change.
Kaitlin Ostlie started her career in philanthropy working for the Minnesota Council on Foundations in 2011. In late 2014, she joined InFaith Community Foundation team as their Grants Associate where she is responsible for supporting all grantmaking activities across the Foundation, including due diligence and compliance for grants from donor advised funds and community foundation initiatives. Kaitlin has successfully made the case for pay equity for herself and others, increasing associate level pay at her organization by 40% over 5 years. She is the James L. Oberstar Fellow in Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School working towards her Master’s in Public Affairs. She received a B.A. in East Asian Studies and Anthropology from Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and is an active member of the Peak Grantmaking Minnesota Steering Committee.
Tashie Sloley is the senior grants manager at Borealis Philanthropy. She has over a decade of grants and database management experience in nonprofit and philanthropic organizations. Prior to joining Borealis, she served as senior grants manager at the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, and served as grants
manager at NEO Philanthropy, where she provided programmatic and administrative support for five collaborative funds and over fifty fiscally sponsored projects. As a woman of color devoted to social justice, she believes in the power of developing leadership of all community members, especially those most marginalized. Tashie is passionate about grants and data management, philanthropy, collaboration, activism, and social justice. She is currently the co-chair of PEAK Grantmaking’s Communications Committee for the New York Chapter.
Indya Hartley is the grants manager at The ELMA Philanthropies Service (U.S.), Inc., which provides philanthropic advisory services to the ELMA Group of Foundations. In her role, Indya is responsible for leading ELMA’s grants and knowledge management across all ELMA offices, with locations in New York, Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Kampala. Prior to joining ELMA, Indya served as the grants manager for the Heckscher Foundation for Children, a private foundation in New York City whose mission is to level the playing field for underserved youth in the city. Indya was responsible for the comprehensive database, managing over $10 million in disbursements annually. She holds a Master’s in Public Administration in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from Walden University and a BS in Health Studies from Utica College. Indya is a member of Pi Alpha Alpha, the Global Honor Society for Public Affairs & Administration, and is also co-chair of the PEAK New York Chapter.