About Us

The Incentive Federation was founded in 1984 as an alliance of associations involved in various aspects of the incentive field, encompassing rewards, recognition, promotional products, and related promotions.

Originally founded to focus on government affairs, the Federation continues to educate state and federal governments and agencies to protect the field. It has been successful at providing constructive input into tax laws related to the treatment of qualified noncash rewards, in helping OSHA see the benefits of safety incentive programs when writing related regulations, and in helping federal regulators understand that financial institutions have legitimate uses for premiums and incentives.

Since its founding, the Federation has expanded into three related domains: Corporate outreach, education, and research through its administration of industry studies.

Promoting, protecting, and researching the optimal use of incentives, rewards, and related promotions in business.