Based on the magazine’s widely regarded 100 Best Companies project, the nonprofit version was created to recognize a critical business sector that employs hundreds of thousands of workers.
Sept. 29, 2011
Contact for more information:
Brandon Sawyer, 100 Best project manager
Oregon Business magazine has named the third annual 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon. The rankings were revealed Wednesday night at the Portland Downtown Hilton, along with the October issue of the magazine , which spotlights the winners and the nonprofit sector.
Nearly 5,500 employees at 170 nonprofits throughout the state participated in the project. Based on the magazine’s widely regarded 100 Best Companies project, the nonprofit version was created to recognize a critical business sector that employs hundreds of thousands of workers.
“We realize nonprofits see themselves as very different from other businesses, but we also believe they have one thing very much in common: caring about their employees,” said Oregon Business Editor Robin Doussard. “So we created a workplace best-practices project just for them. We wanted nonprofits to have the insight into their workforce that the corporate world has come to value over the years.”
The Top 3 Best Small Nonprofits are:
1. Child Care Development Services; Gresham
2. Oregon Environmental Council; Portland
3. Workforce Investment Council of Clackamas County; Oregon City
The Top 3 Best Medium Nonprofits are:
1. Full Access; Eugene
2. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon and Southwest Washington; Portland
3. Adelante Mujeres; Forest Grove
The Top 4 Best Large Nonprofits are:
1. Oregon Research Institute; Eugene
2. REACH Community Development; Portland
3. Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst; Lake Oswego
4. Oregon Gymnastics Academy; Beaverton
For the full list of the 100 Best Nonprofits, click here.
Any not-for-profit or nonprofit organization with more than 10 Oregon employees and /or volunteers was eligible. Those who entered included a wide range of charitable nonprofits that help children, animals, breast cancer victims and many more; business associations; faith-based groups; government entities, and civic organizations.
There was no cost to enter the survey, which was comprised of an anonymous employee survey and an employer benefits survey administered by research partners Davis, Hibbitts and Midghall and Oregon Business research editor, Brandon Sawyer. The Nonprofit Association of Oregon consulted on the creation of the survey questions.
The 5,500 employees who participated in the 100 Best Nonprofits survey ranked satisfaction and importance of workplace qualities in six categories: benefits and compensation; work environment; decision-making and trust; performance management; career development and learning; and sustainable workplace practices.
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