About

Why we exist

Show The Salary was born out of frustration at the lack of action being taken to address pay gaps and inequity in the charity sector. At the heart of our campaign is a commitment to fairness and equity, and to the people with lived experience of the impact of salary secrecy.

One very basic enabler of these pay gaps is job roles being published without transparent salaries.

There’s a lot more work for the charity sector to do when it comes to tackling inequity and addressing power and privilege than just simply showing the salary for the roles they advertise. But we have to start somewhere and this should be the simplest of asks if we are serious about addressing the pay gaps we all know exist.

We believe this is a discriminatory practice and there’s no excuse for it. And we’re here to make it a thing of the past.

What we do

  • We approach charities, and other recruiters, directly when we see roles advertised without a salary. We demonstrate why this is a discriminatory practice and ask them to #ShowTheSalary
  • We ask organisations to sign our pledge to ONLY promote roles that #ShowTheSalary
  • We compile the evidence, in terms of amplifying the voices of those this practice discriminates against and collating papers and articles, so those in the sector can arm themselves with the evidence they need to challenge the practice

How you can help

  • If you see jobs shared without a salary, please share with us/tag us on Twitter and we’ll take it up with the advertiser. We’ll keep you up to date with the conversation too so you can see the impact of your action!
  • Encourage your employer to sign the pledge, if they haven’t already done so
  • Join us in thanking and celebrating those who take action

“But who are you REALLY?”

We are Show the Salary. We are a small campaigning group working to make the system fairer. But this isn’t about us. We are amplifying the voices of thousands and want to keep the message focussed on the campaign, not any small group of individuals. 

We are also keen to protect ourselves. Several of our members fear for their job security if they are directly associated with the campaign. It’s a sad situation, but it demonstrates the power imbalances, the silencing and secrecy that we are trying to put a stop to in this sector.

We are all fundraising practitioners working at or alongside charities. None of us works in recruitment or has anything directly to gain from the campaign. We have no affiliations with any membership or regulatory bodies. But we have all been affected by salary secrecy, like so many of our peers in the sector. 

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