We recently sat down with Gayle Brandel, CEO of PNP Staffing Group to talk about her company and the importance of the Salary Report PNP produces each year, and how this year, in particular, is critical in gathering as many surveys as possible in order to help the nonprofit industry.

NRH: Tell us about PNP and the services it provides

GB: Since 1996, PNP Staffing Group, also known as Professionals for NonProfits, has been providing talent exclusively to the nonprofit sector.  Specializing in Executive Search and Direct Hire, Interim Professionals, Consultants, Temp-To-Hire, and Contract/Temporary Staff – offering a single source of staffing solutions a nonprofit might need.    

Our specialties are in the areas of Executive management, Fundraising and Development, Finance, Human Resources, Program Management, Database, and Office Support.  

NRH: Can you tell us a little about your role at PNP?

GB: I currently serve as the CEO of PNP. Prior to founding PNP, I served in a financial and business management capacity in numerous leading NYC nonprofit institutions. I have extensive strategic talent management, and capacity-building experience.  But above all, I am committed to helping nonprofits make smart hiring decisions.

I sit on several nonprofit Boards, have authored numerous articles on hiring, retention, and professional development for publications in this sector.

NRH: Can you tell us a little about your team at PNP?

GB: Our team is comprised of a diverse group of executives and recruiters who have many years of experience in the nonprofit sector.  Team members have been with PNP between 7 to 22 years.  Our expertise, experience, and connections to leaders in the sector help us reach the top 10% of talent in the marketplace to bring the best staff to help nonprofits sustain their missions and advance capacity.  

NRH: What is  PNP’s motto?

GB: We believe in the power of nonprofits to make a difference in people’s lives and are proud that PNP provides the staff to help make that difference.  

NRH: Gayle, can you explain what the Salary Report is and why it is so important for nonprofit organizations to take the time to complete and submit the survey?

GB: Every summer we start gathering salary information from nonprofits by sending out a salary survey to the sector. It is critical that as many people as possible fill out the survey so that our information on our Salary Report is accurate.  PNP’s Annual Salary Report for Nonprofits provides hiring managers with valuable salary information to help them compete effectively for talent in the marketplace.  This free report is available every November. 

NRH: What would you say is the key to a nonprofit organization’s success?

GB: I would say the key to an organization’s success and sustainability, large or small, is the quality of its staff.  In addition, a staff that is diverse tends to be more innovative and productive.  Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of all our placements as we spread a wide net in the marketplace for the best talent for our clients.  

NRH: What are the goals for PNP as you move forward into the future?

GB:  We always strive to provide staffing expertise and service to our current clients and to expand our reach more fully into the association sector and universities. In addition, we would like to increase our partnerships with companies providing services in the sector to be able to offer more robust services to clients.  

We would like to thank Gayle for spending some time with us and for all this great information.

If you want more information about Gayle, PNP Staffing, or would like to access the salary survey, white papers, and other valuable resources, go to

Lost in Translation: Bridging the Gap Between Development and Finance

Join YPTC for an interactive discussion on breaking down and overcoming the most common barriers to collaborative relationships between development and finance staff.

Learning Objectives:

1. Discuss common barriers that can cause the breakdown of collaborative relationships between development and finance staff

2. Share common reporting differences between development and finance departments

3. Identify solutions that support collaboration between departments

4. Provide tips for building collaborative relationships between development and finance staff

Powered By Professionals

Powered by Professionals (PBP) ( is a national fundraising and event management firm, based in New York City, that specializes in helping charity and non-profit organizations exceed their fundraising goals. Utilizing their unique strategic approach (, PBP identifies the key individuals involved in your organization including board members, honorees, and committee members, and works with them to transition their personal relationships into fundraising relationships.

Over the last 20 years, PBP has worked with over 100 nonprofit organizations ( to maximize their fundraising efforts and in the process have managed and produced hundreds of in-person, virtual, and hybrid events (, resulting in close to $150 million raised for these charities.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, PBP has been at the forefront of the virtual and hybrid event space (, working with dozens of nonprofits to rethink their fundraising strategy and take both their event and fundraising online. Here are a few tips from PBP that can help you plan a successful virtual fundraising event (


Whether you are looking to go hybrid or fully virtual for your annual fundraising gala, awareness run/walk, or benefit concert, you will need to determine your event format and how you envision it happening so that the rest of the event planning falls into place. Once you have figured out what parts of your event you want prerecorded vs. live, create an event timeline ( and run of show to start outlaying your event planning process.


There are so many types of virtual event platforms available now; it can be difficult to decide which to use. PBP is constantly exploring new platforms and revisiting existing ones, as the platforms are continuously evolving and adding new services. Sometimes a combination of different tech platforms works best for your event. PBP has a couple blog posts that can help you pick the best platform for your organization linked here ( and here (


You cannot rehearse too much. If your event has live components, you will need to make sure all your speakers know how to access the event, when they will be seen on screen, and how they will interact with the audience. Even if your event is fully prerecorded, you will need to watch your video content many times to find the best places to put any graphics, make sure the videos transition well, and that your program’s message is clear to the audience. The more you rehearse, the more flawless your event will be because you will be able to pick up little details you may not have thought of before.

For more virtual and hybrid event fundraising and event planning tips, tune into our webinar on September 21, where PBP CEO and Founder, Darren Port, will be discussing how to adapt your event and fundraising strategy in a world of COVID-19 uncertainty. More information about the webinar and how to register is below.

Register for the webinar here.

Unveiling Financial Purpose, Power & Prosperity: Pandemic & Beyond

Unveiling Financial Purpose, Power & Prosperity: Pandemic & Beyond

About This Event

Unveiling Financial Purpose, Power & Prosperity: Pandemic & Beyond

This seminar will present the tools and resources with strategies to strengthen and develop new skills to discover and re-discover avenues for wealth building power, aligning purpose and financial prosperity for personal lives and nonprofit organizations. The Zoom information will be emailed upon receipt of your registration.

The proceeds of this symposium will help to support the Work of Hidden Halos Kingdom Assets.

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Innovative Strategies For Open Enrollment and Benefits Communication

Innovative Strategies

Featuring our Guest Speakers Edward Probst and Tommy DiMisa From Vanguard Insurance Agency.
They will be discussing:
• Developing an effective communication plan
• Taking a proactive approach to employee education
• Easing the administrative burden on your HR Department
• Adapting to remote or geographically diverse employees
• Budgeting for Technology to create efficiencies

Audit Committee Bootcamp: Roles and Responsibilities

Roles and Responsibilities

Roles and Responsibilities

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Ken Cerini & Tania Quigley

The role of the audit committee – we will discuss the audit committee, what its purpose is, who should be on the audit committee, what the audit committee should be focusing on, what should be discussed at each meeting, etc. This is more of an overview that feeds into the second and third meetings.

Disability Vanguard Employer Educational Series-Income Insurance & Non-qualified Executive Benefits

Healthcare Is Not a 6 Figure Business

James McTighe and Anthony Mazza of Lee, Nolan & Koroghlian, LLC

Topics to include:
• Disability Income Insurance planning for individuals and business owners
• Life Insurance Funded Non-qualified Executive Bonus Plans
• Split Dollar Plan
• Non-qualified deferred compensation plan
• Plan design and legal and tax characteristics

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Vanguard Employer Educational Event-Self Funding 101

Healthcare Is Not a 6 Figure Business

Join us for our Employer Education Series
Date: Wednesday, February 10th
Time: 12:00-1:00 PM
Register in advance for this meeting:

Robert L. Belvedere
Executive Vice President of IBA

With over 20 years’ experience and a demonstrated history of working in the insurance industry, Robert brings to IBA strong professional skills in Health Insurance, Self-Funded Health Plans, Employee Benefits Design, Stop Loss Insurance, and Medical Claim Management. Robert Studied at the University of California at Irvine and has a B.S. in Philosophy from Hofstra and is an alum of Chaminade High School. Robert lives in Merrick, NY with his wife and two children.

Topics to Include:

  • Introduction to Self Insurance
  • Types of Stop Loss Contracts
  • Why Self Fund?
  • Evaluating TPA Services
  • Who is Right for Self Insurance?