Nonprofit

David Peery, Director of Finance

American Mensa

Challenge

To continue focusing on their mission, American Mensa needed to attract and retain talent by providing rich benefits as a counterbalance to a tight budget for salaries.

Solution

With TriNet, the ability to have all HR solutions in one place contains costs, time and resources so Mensa can offer comprehensive benefits.

It's the whole package that TriNet brings. That’s who we want to partner with; that's who Mensa wants their name to be associated with.

Pam Donahoo, Executive Director, 1997-2017

American Mensa is a network, a social network of people who are very highly intelligent. So we serve a wide variety of different types of people and their needs. More recently, we've been doing a lot more focus on gifted youth; making people understand that gifted youth needs some additional challenges, as students and as young people. To join Mensa, you have to score in the top 2% of a standardized intelligence test. Our youngest member is two, our oldest member is 102.

I've been with Mensa for 20 years, and so when I first came onboard, we were still very much in the early stages - we had a payroll company that handled our payroll, we dealt with another company for our retirement benefits, another company that handled our health insurance. It has been a very pleasant change to be able to have so much of all that hard work done for us by TriNet.

David Peery, Director of Finance

While Mensa may not be able to offer the level of salary that is competitive more in a for-profit industry, the suite of benefits across the board really brings forth the whole benefit package from top to bottom in a very competitive way.

Pam Donahoo, Executive Director

I think the employees really value that we offer a really nice suite of benefits through TriNet that competes with a corporate entity that might have 10 and 20 times the employees that we have. The ability to have discount programs, the ability to have those HR people that they can call on and ask questions, even when I can’t have an HR person here in the office. All of those things combined, I think, really help us to compete against that same kind of market.

David Peery, Director of Finance

As a partner with TriNet, it's the suite of benefits. It's the HR functions. It's the whole package that TriNet brings. So that's who we want to partner with; that's who Mensa wants their name to be associated with.

Pam Donahoo, Executive Director

I think any nonprofit can benefit from partnering with TriNet because they're the expert in the field and we're not. What we want to be able to do as nonprofits is focus on the mission that we were founded for, and use our resources in that direction. So let TriNet do the important things as far as HR, and let us do the stuff for our mission.