Linda Lampkin

Linda Lampkin is former Director of the National Center for Charitable Statistics at the Urban Institute where she was instrumental in improving Form 990 and in developing databases that make 990 data useful to researchers and practitioners. She co-authored the New Nonprofit Almanac and numerous research papers on the nonprofit sector. After a 30-year career as an economist working for various nonprofits and labor unions, she now heads up the Washington, D.C., office of Economic Research Institute, where she “gets paid to write blogs about the nonprofit sector and play with compensation data.” She can’t believe her good fortune in finding this job.

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