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Equitable Pay

Equitable pay is economic justice. Learn why we completed a compensation audit, how we did it, and why you should too.

One of the clearest ways an organization demonstrates how it values its employees is through compensation. Unfortunately, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, workers in the nonprofit industry make an average $3.36 less per hour than their counterparts in the for-profit sector. This pay gap only widens for BIPOC women—who are further disenfranchised by a gender and racial pay gap, and significantly more likely to take out loans due to a lack of general wealth. 

At Common Future, we decided to model by doing, and conducted a compensation audit to make sure our staff are equitably compensated. Learn more from our co-CEO, Jennifer Njuguna below: