Benefits Options for Nonprofits happening TODAY

Learn with UMC: Benefits Options for Nonprofits, will be held TODAY at the Picker Room of the Camden Library at 3 p.m.  This two-hour workshop will discuss options for a variety of nonprofit employee benefits packages.

Nonprofit boards sometimes consider employee benefits an unnecessary expense and avoid including them in their budget. However, Maine Association of Nonprofit’s 2018 nonprofit compensation report indicates that Maine’s nonprofit wages are stagnant despite a cross-sector labor shortage. Nonprofit employees may be forced to look to other sectors to keep up with the rising cost of living.  A strong benefits package can help recruit and retain the top-quality staff that nonprofits rely on to accomplish their mission.

Learn with UMC: Benefits Options for Nonprofits will offer the real-life experiences of a local nonprofit’s decision to offer employees benefits. Meg Rasmussen, executive director of Georges River Land Trust, will talk about how benefits have affected the trust’s impact as well as the bottom line. Sheila Lowe of Aflac Insurance and Sherree Craig and Abe Dugal of Allen Insurance & Financial will discuss flexible, affordable options often requested by nonprofits. Dr. Brian Pierce of Megunticook Family Mediine will discuss how the new model of Direct Primary Care can work for employers of various sizes.  UMC staff will share research on which benefits are most desirable to employees. Attendees will learn how to improve their recruitment and retention efforts in a financially sustainable way and leave with the tools to get started.

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