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Uncovering Incentive Compensation Strategies in Higher Education Advancement

Retaining advancement staff is critical for meeting fundraising and campaign goals. 50% of EAB partner institutions use incentive compensation as one strategy to encourage staff retention. Of EAB partner institutions with incentive compensation programs in the United States, 51% were private institutions, while 49% were public institutions. Use this infographic to learn about three primary types of bonuses used by EAB Advancement partners.

Strategic considerations:

  • Provide bonus opportunities to both fundraisers and non-fundraisers.
  • Use fundraising and staffing data to make the case for bonuses to central HR.
  • Set goals that are both challenging and attainable.

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