Public perceptions undercut benefits in the voluntary sector

The same business case for a comprehensive benefits package in the private sector is applicable for non-profit organizations
By Todd Humber
|CHRR, Guide to Pensions & Benefits|Last Updated: 10/29/2003


akes are a pretty common commodity in office life. Whether brought in to celebrate a birthday, mark a departmental milestone or congratulate a co-worker having a baby, they’re a fairly inexpensive way of getting employees together and giving morale a bit of a boost.

But Kelly Grove, director of finance and administration for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada, a Toronto-based charity with 30 paid staff, said these are the kind of little perks that might be commonplace in the corporate world but are almost unheard of for non-profit organizations even though the morale boost would be equally appreciated.