FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: I've been having some conversations lately with a friend who is on the board of a large charity that is currently seeking a new chief of finance, and he is encouraging me to apply for the job. I've been in the same role as chief financial officer at a technology company for some time now, and I'd welcome the chance to try something new, especially since I believe strongly in the value of the work this nonprofit is doing.My only reservation is that I have two kids in college and can't afford a cut in pay right now. I've been looking at nonprofit job boards to get an idea of salary ranges, but the postings usually say something vague like "salary commensurate with experience." Can you give me an idea of what kind of compensation it would be reasonable to expect?
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