Surveys & Resources

CESSE's current resource offerings include two benchmarking surveys that are available as a benefit of membership.

Compensation Survey

The goal of the Compensation Survey is to provide CESSE members with comparative data on the compensation level of their employees to the employees of other CESSE organizations within the same job classification. It also allows CESSE members to compare their employee compensation levels by job classification to the larger PRM Not-For-Profit Survey Report.

The 2018 Compensation Survey is available to those organizations who participated in the survey. To receive your copy, please contact CESSE at or 847.375.4736. If your organization did not participate in the survey, but you are a CESSE Member Organization, you may purchase it for $250.

Operating Ratio Survey

The goal of the Operating Ratio Survey is to provide CESSE members with comparative data on key operational areas: Conventions & Meetings, Education & Training, Finance & Administration (including General Society Information), Human Resources, Information Systems, Membership, and Publications.  This survey is a members-only benefit and can be accessed by clicking here

We're About Trust

The keyword that comes up again and again at CESSE is trust. Our community members meet through our hallmark events and continue the conversations well beyond. Whether you are looking for a sounding board to help you work through a challenge, tips and advice on industry practices, or referrals to other people who have a solution you can use, CESSE is here to be, or become, your professional network of choice.

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