Need advice: Providing valuable insight when withdrawing from an application from a job
I read this article about how to decline a job offer (https://fairygodboss.com/articles/how-to-decline-a-job-offer#reactbar-BeL9VDhJN) and I need advice regarding the last principle for providing valuable insight...
I just interviewed for a job where the title is a step up for me (going from Project Manager to Program Manager), but I learned the compensation is $10K less than my current salary, and $20K less than the goal I'm aiming for in my next position. The organization is not-for-profit with most funding sources from municipalities and donors, so I could see myself accepting it if the pay was similar to what I have now, but I cannot afford to go down in pay... I've done a lot of research on my personal worth as well as cost of living, and according to businessinsider.com, the compensation they offered is $30K less than the recommended income for living *comfortably* in my region. I recognize this compensation rate is unrealistic for nonprofits, but $30K is not even the same ballpark. I am tempted to share this datapoint with them to encourage them to improve payment to their staff, so they can attract and retain valuable talent. But I also want to maintain a strong relationship with this organization because they are in my industry and I hope to stay within the industry... So would it be inappropriate to share this info? Or is there a constructive way to make this suggestion as I decline to proceed with the interview?
Thanks in advance for your advice!