Why not add an element of charity to your incentive event — a way to give back to the community or the environment? Here are five suggestions from LHR Co., Bellevue, Wash.

  • Honor incentive qualifiers with a piece of the rain forest by “adopting” an endangered wildlife species or planting a tree.

  • Use room gifts, teasers, and calendars from such charitable organizations as www.tenthousandvillages.com, www.theenterprisingkitchen.org, www.earththatgives.com, www.unicef.org.

  • Organize a silent auction of artwork from local artists to help raise funds for a good cause.

  • See if there is a local children's music or dance troupe that would consider a performance in exchange for a donation to its scholarship fund or costume treasury.

  • Seek out an initiative in the country you visit that is similar to your company's adopted charity.