Reward and Incentive Programs for Nonprofit Staff: Developing a Plan

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
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Nonprofit organizations are well known for their challenging jobs, impactful opportunities and amazing staff. While the possibilities are endless, long hours, complex situations and problems, and limited resources are part of our daily routines. And anyone working in our sector knows that, while the work is wonderfully rewarding and often very inspiring, the compensation can be, well, quite disappointing. With all the important work that needs to be done, and despite the limitations of nonprofit budgets, it is critical that managers and supervisors reward their employees and volunteers for all the hard work that they do.

The benefits of an effectively designed and implemented reward and recognition program are well established. When staff feel appreciated for their efforts, productivity increases, turnover is reduced, and staff are more engaged, creative and innovative. These all impact the organization’s ability to provide services, as well as the financials. But knowing where to start, what to include and how to pay for even the simplest rewards can be daunting.

Please join Lynn Ivey for a webinar that will explain key components of an effective reward and recognition program, explore a variety of options to include based on your staff’s preferences, and strategies to ensure your employees and volunteers feel they are valued, appreciated and important to the mission.

Sampling of what this webinar will cover:

  • Reasons and ways Recognition and Reward Programs make good sense
  • The most important aspects of any employee recognition program
  • Steps to take to develop a plan that has real meaning to your staff
  • Methods for communicating the plan to staff
  • Key strategies to fund your reward and recognition program
  • A variety of options to consider including many that are budget-friendly
  • Ways to measure your program’s success
  • Tips for appealing to a diverse staff
  • Common recognition mistakes to avoid
  • Examples and case studies

Your conference leader:

Your conference leader for “Reward & Incentive Programs for Nonprofit Staff: Developing a Plan” is Lynn Ivey. Lynn is a consultant, trainer and speaker for nonprofits throughout the U.S. Her nonprofit experience spans more than 20 years and includes senior executive and leadership positions with healthcare, education, and family support/intervention programs. Her roles have been diverse including: administrator of one of South Carolina’s largest nonprofit hospice programs, director and coordinator of volunteer programs, personnel manager, social worker, staff trainer, clinical instructor, and preschool director. Lynn is a licensed social worker and long-term care administrator with a passion for building stronger communities. Because of her wealth of first-hand experience, both in senior nonprofit executive and volunteer positions, she is a sought-after speaker and has presented at national, state and regional events and conferences. In addition to her professional work, she also has a wealth of volunteer experience including: women’s shelters, a theater company, U.S. Navy Family Service Center, and scouting. Lynn has also held volunteer positions serving on the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals CEO Steering Committee, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Cancer Control Advisory Committee, and the South Carolina Association of Residential Care Homes Board of Directors, to mention only a few.

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