100 Best Nonprofits 2009

The 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon
October 2009

gearheartOregon Business is proud to launch the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon this year to recognize nonprofits as key businesses critical to the economic health of the state, and ones that employ hundreds of thousands of Oregonians

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The nonprofit project
October 2009

We realized nonprofits see themselves as very different from other businesses, but we also believed they had one thing very much in common: caring about their employees. So we decided to develop a groundbreaking workplace best-practices project — a 100 Best project — just for them.

 

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Reader input: Strong support for nonprofits
October 2009
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A different nonprofit strategy
October 2009

These days, it's good to remember that there are actual entities out there that fail to make a profit, but do so on purpose. I am referring of course to the plethora of nonprofit organizations that dot our great state.

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Pulling together
October 2009

Tough times are making nonprofits around the state look at partnerships and collaboration to survive.

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Caring mixed with laughter
October 2009

OBMOregonRehabilitation-311Tucked into a generic strip of offices off a heavily trafficked road in Salem, the Oregon Rehabilitation Center feels like the kind of place where every penny of the $1 million annual budget counts. But underneath that thrift runs a rich sense of cooperation and cheer. Because at the heart of it, these people like each other.

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Foosball, focus and bare feet
October 2009

OBMIdealistOrg-238The Idealist.org office is a place where a brighter future refers not to stock options but a gentle reshaping of society. That’s because the nonprofit aims to encourage more service, involvement and action from professionals and volunteers around the globe.

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A workplace full of hope
October 2009

OBMKomen-309In an organization with the simple, yet profound mission “to save lives,” it’s not surprising to see raw emotion cracking the surface of cool professionalism during meetings, phone calls and public events.

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Winning workplaces of the Top 10
October 2009

We study and highlight some of the methods of the 100 Best Nonprofit Companies to Work for in Oregon, 2009.

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Compare and contrast
October 2009

Two important themes emerged in a comparison of the inaugural 100 Best Nonprofits survey and those from the 100 Best Company survey: The two groups of employees are very similar in the importance they place on what makes a great workplace, but their satisfaction levels with several key issues are very different.

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