This research project looked at motivation, theories of motivation, and motivational factors. This research also looked at how to motivate employees and what the effects of motivating employees had on individuals and the organizations where they work. Surveys were sent to teachers of a nonprofit organization, asking questions specific to motivation, motivational factors and the True Colors™ assessment. This survey looked at personality type of the employees and cross referenced that with motivational factors they respond to positively and negatively. As a manager/supervisor, this is important to look at when motivating employees because a leader can then tailor their motivational tactics towards their employees based on their color from this assessment.