Get Involved: Become an IRF Trustee

IRF is now accepting trustee applications for the service term beginning January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2024.

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The Incentive Research Foundation (IRF), a private not-for-profit foundation, funds research studies and develops products serving all segments of the global incentive industry. The Foundation focuses its initiatives on pragmatic research highlighting the premise and the power of incentive and motivational programs. Through these efforts, the IRF helps businesses to develop effective motivational and performance improvement strategies.

The IRF Board of Trustees represents the voice of the industry. To ensure that the Board has the vision and the ability to provide the industry with a variety of benefits including opportunities for learning, building relationships, and growing their businesses, it is required that the board collectively possess the following traits and skills:

Diversity | Commitment | Accountability | Respect | Communication | Professionalism | Reputable | Open-Minded | Fiscally Responsible | Management Skills 

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Board Positions

Executive Committee

Trustee Committee
Each of the following committees will be comprised of a Chair, Vice Chair, and Trustee Members as deemed necessary by the Executive Committee and may also include Consultant and volunteer members.

Eligibility and Term Length

To be eligible for election to Incentive Research Foundation Board of Trustees you must have;

Elected Trustee term is three (3) years; with a maximum of number of two (2) terms being served consecutively for a maximum of six (6) years. All trustees must apply for a second term when eligible.


All applications for candidates interested in servining on the board of trustees for the upcoming term cycle, January 1, 2022-December 31, 2024, must complete their application in full no later than August 15, 2021.

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