On January 31st, I retired from Nonprofit Compensation Associates and its annual Northern California Nonprofit Compensation and Benefits Survey, and sold my half of the firm to long-time business partner, Rita Haronian.

Rita and I go way back.  We worked together for 34 years, beginning at The Management Center in San Francisco in 1983.

Since 2002, Rita, our colleagues and I produced 35 nonprofit organization compensation and benefits surveys for Northern California and our other client organizations.  Without a doubt, these surveys are the best of their kind!

The most recent is "Fair Pay for Northern California Nonprofits: The 2019 Compensation & Benefits Survey", with 614 participating nonprofit organizations, reporting on over 33,000 jobs.  This 2019 edition is the largest and most robust in the survey's 41-year history and the 7th year in a row the survey broke its own participant record!

I was thrilled that Rita saw fit to dedicate the 2019 survey to me (see this website's Dedication section).

I’m a huge fan of NCA and the Northern California survey and wish our team nothing but the best in the years ahead.

But what’s the Doctor up to now?

Taking the advice that I have given to nonprofit organization soon-to-be retirees over the years, I am taking several months off to relax and have fun.

I have become “addicted” to pickle ball and play three days a week at a recreation center several blocks away from our home in Boulder, Colorado.

My girlfriend Suzi and I also go for long walks.

But we had one big problem during our winter here in Boulder.  (I have no idea why we were surprised.  After all, we spent one long year in Taos, New Mexico, at the foot of Taos Mountain!)

We moved here from Carmel, California in early October of last year.  As it gets colder and more snowy here in Boulder, many residents go skiing (often), but we’re not very, er, Nordic, so we don’t.

So we are getting through the long winter/early spring here by spending a week each in Charleston, South Carolina, the Northeast coast of Florida, Bermuda and Maui.

And that suits us just fine.

Next, we’ll have a glorious summer here in Boulder and explore every corner of the beautiful state of Colorado.

After that, we’ll see.

So what will the Nonprofit Doctor do?

Hey, I’m wide open.

In the meantime please, please look at my “body of work” outlined in my resume and give me your ideas and thoughts.

And stay tuned!