Employee Motivation in Non-Profit: Evidence from a Community Based Voluntary Organization

  •  Md. Mohiuddin    
  •  Ms. Gurjit Dulay    


This paper explores employee motivation in one of the UK based voluntary organizations. It used a mixture of primary and secondary data. Primary data were collected in the form of questionnaires. By using Frederick Herzberg’s two factor theory we found that, in the absence of sufficient financial rewards, non-financial rewards such as: extra days off for employees; implementation of employee of the month; and simple verbal recognition in an attempt to recognise employee’s efforts were key motivating factors for the employees. Recommendations to management were made in terms of offering flexible hours and quality supervision in order to motivate unpaid volunteers. 

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