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Partner Event - Spotlight on Compensation: Calculating a Living Wage

This event is co-sponsored by Maine Association of NonprofitsMaine Philanthropy Center, and Common Good Vermont

What does “a living wage” actually mean? Why isn’t being paid the minimum wage enough for people to get by? Join us for a free, virtual lunch & learn with Professor Amy Glasmeier, architect of the MIT Living Wage Calculator, to learn about a tool that can help nonprofit employers compare wages, set wages, form policy around wage rates, create competitive human resource programs, and stand out among their peers. 

Through this webinar, participants will: 

  • Learn about the difference between “living wage” and other measures of basic needs
  • Get ideas for using the Living Wage Calculator to inform your compensation philosophy 
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions of a leading researcher on living wages

Intended Audience
All are welcome, and nonprofit funders, board members, executive directors, finance staff and human resources professionals are especially encouraged to attend.

About the Presenter
Amy Glasmeier is professor of Economic Geography and Regional Planning at MIT, and is a founding editor of the Cambridge Journal of Economics. Her research focuses on economic opportunities for communities and individuals and the role of geographic access and the effect of locational accident on human development. She is the creator of the MIT Living Wage Calculator, which analyzes the minimum level of income required for individuals and families to pay for basic living expenses. Glasmeier holds a professional Masters and PhD in Regional Planning from UC Berkeley.


Date/Time: Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00 pm
Fees: Free

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