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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Talent Investment and Nonprofit Pay: A Study in the Arts Community
by Loftis, Sally E., M.S., Pepperdine University, 2020, 120; 28026929
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Mangiofico, Gary
Commitee: Egan, Terri
School: Pepperdine University
Department: Organizational Development
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 82/1(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Organization Theory, Labor economics, Labor relations
Keywords: Nonprofit employee pay, Organizational design, Organizational structure, Talent investment
Publication Number: 28026929
ISBN: 9798662470538
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