The purpose of this study is to explore employee perceptions of pay as part of a talent investment strategy at Penland School of Craft, the largest non-academic craft school in the United States. The study outlines action research completed when funds from a transformational endowment gift were used for employee needs. Study data reflected that structural and pay changes increased employee engagement. Study findings also informed recommendations for a nonprofit strategy to pay living wages connected to costs of living and a pay raise framework that supports different levels of employee development.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Nonprofit organizations -- Employees -- Attitudes; Wages; Employee retention
Date of Award
Graziadio Business School
Loftis, Sally E., "Talent investment and nonprofit pay: a study in the arts community" (2020). Theses and Dissertations. 1147.