Navigating the Midwest Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Report

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST

Are you setting a competitive salary and benefit package to attract and retain talent? This special members-only webinar is all about information contained in the 2022 Midwest Grantmaker Salary, Benefits, and Demographics Report—a free report available only to members of MCF and our regional philanthropy-serving partners in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa. This report is based on data from the Council on Foundations’ national salary survey. Brittany Kienker, Ph.D., will present key findings from the report and address frequently asked questions about how to use and navigate the data to best meet your foundation's unique needs. It is becoming increasingly critical for philanthropy to offer the best employee benefits in today’s competitive market. During this program, we will have an open dialogue for you and your Midwest counterparts to share indirect and non-cash employee benefits that can help give you an edge.

Speaker: Brittany Kienker, Ph.D., Knowledge Insights Specialist, Council of Michigan Foundations

Dr. Brittany Kienker serves as a researcher for Council of Michigan Foundations and Indiana Philanthropy Alliance. Throughout her career, Dr. Kienker has served as both a practitioner and scholar of philanthropy. She brings over ten years of experience in foundations, nonprofits, and higher education to her firm, Kienker Consulting LLC. In collaboration with Dr. Eugene Tempel at the Indiana University Foundation and Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Dr. Kienker developed nationally-recognized research, presentations, and publications on philanthropy, board governance, and best practices in the nonprofit sector, including on behalf of The Fund Raising School at Indiana University.

Dr. Kienker has also played an integral role in strategic and master planning initiatives, leadership transitions, organizational restructuring, and implementation of best practices in philanthropy at such institutions as the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Indiana University Foundation, Michigan Aerospace Foundation, St. Mary Mercy Hospital, The Henry Ford, and Anthem Foundation.

At CMF, Dr. Kienker regularly develops cutting-edge educational resources and presentations designed for grantmakers, in addition to generating the annual Midwest Salary Survey Report. Her work has also been featured by the Johnson Center for Philanthropy (GVSU). Dr. Kienker serves as an adjunct professor in Central Michigan University's Master of Science in Administration - Philanthropy and Fundraising program, having previously taught at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She is a full member of the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers and a member of the Council of Michigan Foundations’ Consulting Services Network.

Dr. Kienker received her Ph.D. from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She also earned a M.A. in Philanthropic Studies (IU), M.A. in Public History (IU), and B.A. in Public History (Western Michigan University).