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100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon 2012

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Articles - October 2012
Friday, September 28, 2012
Article Index
100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon 2012
Top 33 Large Organizations
Top 33 Medium Organizations
Top 34 Small Organizations
Methodology
Alphabetical Index

1012 NonprofitList

  SMALL ORGANIZATIONS
  •••••FEWER THAN 20OREGON EMPLOYEES•••••
RANK 2012 2011 ORGANIZATION
WEBSITE
CITY SENIOR EXECUTIVE
TITLE
EMPs OR / TOTAL PURPOSE SCORE EMPLOYEE/ EMPLOYER TOTAL
1 2 Oregon Environmental Council
oeconline.org
Portland Andrea Durbin
Executive Director
17
17
Safeguards clean air and water, an unpolluted landscape and healthy food 451.3
86.1
537.33
2 NR Coquille Indian Housing Authority
coquilleiha.org
Coos Bay Anne F Cook
Executive Director
10
10
Indian housing programs 458.5
70.1
528.62
3 NR Aim High Academy of Martial Arts
aimhighma.org
Beaverton Dan Sikkens
Executive Director
19
19
Martial arts education and development for youth and adults 452.1
72.7
524.82
4 7 Western Rivers Conservancy
westernrivers.org
Portland Phil Wallin
President
11
14
Conservation of river ecosystems through land acquisition 445.3
78.4
523.68
5 20 Family Relief Nursery - Cottage Grove
frncg.org
Cottage Grove Heather Murphy
Executive Director
16
16
Child-abuse prevention and therapeutic family support services 459.7
61.9
521.58
6 4 Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp
mhkc.org
Portland Kaleen Deatherage
Executive Director
9
9
Outdoor experiences for individuals with disabilities for personal growth, inclusion 451.1
70.1
521.21
7 NR Friends of the Columbia Gorge
gorgefriends.org
Portland Kevin Gorman
Executive Director
13
13
Protects scenic, natural, cultural and recreational resources in the Columbia Gorge 445.3
71.1
516.4
8 23 Macdonald Center
macdcenter.org
Portland Patricia Janik
Executive Director
11
11
Outreach, housing, support for low-income adults with disabilities 441.7
73.7
515.38
9 16 Galt Foundation
galtfoundation.org
Salem Dennis Moore
Executive Director
10
20
Temporary staffing services employing individuals with disabilities 457
58.3
515.25
10 30 Society of St. Vincent de Paul
svdppdx.org
Portland Anna Plaster
Executive Director
14
14
Emergency food, rent and utility assistance 449.2
64.4
513.66
11 NR Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lane County
bbbslane.org
Eugene Sari M. Pascoe, Ph.D.
CEO
11
11
Mentoring programs 445.5
62.9
508.34
12 6 Northwest Pilot Project
nwpilotproject.org
Portland Susan Emmons
Executive Director
15
15
Assists low-income seniors in finding affordable housing and in living independently 449.6
58.8
508.32
13 NR Sitka Center for Art and Ecology
sitkacenter.org
Otis Eric Vines
Executive Director
7
7
Art and ecology workshops, artist residencies, annual contemporary art show 453.3
48.5
501.78
14 NR Portland Homeless Family Solutions
pdxhfs.org
Portland Brandi Tuck
Executive Director
14
14
Temporary emergency shelter for homeless families with children, etc. 435
66.5
501.49
15 13 “I Have a Dream” Foundation - Oregon
ihaveadreamoregon.org
Portland Mark Langseth
President andCEO
11
11
Helps low-income children succeed in school and college 426.3
74.2
500.57
16 4 Valley Credit Union
vhpecu.org
Salem Jean Wheat-Palm
President andCEO
18
18
Credit union serving the health care and postal service fields 430
66
495.98
17 NR Elders in Action
eldersinaction.org
Portland Leslie Foren
Executive Director
6
6
Quality-of-life advocacy for older adults 436.3
58.3
494.59
18 NR Compassion First
compassionfirst.org
Beaverton Mike Mercer
President
3
16
Aftercare and legal advocacy for child-sex trafficking survivors, police training, etc. 419
74.7
493.74
19 NR Gresham Chamber of Commerce
greshamchamber.org
Gresham Alison Hart
CEO
3
3
Chamber of commerce 441.7
51.6
493.22
20 NR Growing Gardens
growing-gardens.org
Portland Debra Lippoldt
Executive Director
8
8
Promotes home and school food gardening 427.3
63.9
491.25
21 5 Playworks
playworks.org
Portland Jonathan Blasher
Executive Director
19
450
Supports safe, healthy and inclusive play and physical activity in schools 410.7
79.9
490.57
22 NR Young Entrepreneurs Business Week
yebw.org
Salem Kelly O’Brien
Executive Director
2
2
Entrepreneurship, finance, career readiness, etc. for high school students 416.7
72.7
489.34
23 NR Oregon Wild
oregonwild.org
Portland Sean Stevens
Executive Director
11
11
Protecting and restoring Oregon's wild lands, wildlife and waters 423.3
62.9
486.23
24 14 Sustainable Northwest
sustainablenorthwest.org
Portland Martin Goebel
President
11
11
Nonpartisan support for a community-oriented, conservation-based economy 404.5
81.4
485.89
25 25 Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest
jvcnorthwest.org
Portland Jeanne Haster
Executive Director
18
18
Recruits full-time volunteers for social service, env., school and health programs 420.9
65
485.87
26 NR Pacific Rivers Council
pacificrivers.org
Portland John Kober
Executive Director
6
6
River conservation 427.9
56.7
484.62
27 26 Portland Women’s Crisis Line
pwcl.org
Portland Rebecca Nickels
Executive Director
9
9
Domestic- and sexual-violence intervention and response 425.9
57.7
483.62
28 NR Clean Energy Works Oregon
cleanenergyworksoregon.org
Portland Derek Smith
CEO
18
18
Energy-efficiency upgrades that create jobs and energy savings 417.4
65.5
482.85
29 NR Caldera
calderaarts.org
Portland Tricia Snell
Executive Director
17
17
Year-round youth-group mentoring through the arts 413.6
69.1
482.68
30 12 Northwest Catholic Counseling Center
nwcounseling.org
Portland Erin Peters
Executive Director
17
17
Behavioral-health services for all who seek counseling regardless of faith or finances 419.7
60.3
480.03
31 NR Centro LatinoAmericano
centrolatinoamericano.org
Eugene Marcela Mendoza
Executive Director
11
11
Social services, mental health and substance- abuse services for Latinos 430.3
49
479.28
32 NR Volunteers in Medicine Clinic
vim-clinic.org
Springfield DeLeesa Meashintubby
Executive Director
18
18
Free medical services for low-income, uninsured adults in Lane County 411
67
478
33 NR Jewish Federation of Greater Portland
jewishportland.org
Portland Marc N. Blattner
President andCEO
13
13
Fundraising and community building 410.3
63.9
474.23
34 33 Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center
866uswomen.org
Portland Paula Lucas
Executive Director
11
11
Serving American victims of abuse in foreign countries 419.7
51.6
471.25


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0 #1 Director of Youth Entrepreneur ProgarmmingGuest 2012-10-05 23:27:32
I was wondering, the guidelines say with at least 10 employees (and/or volunteers woh wor an average of 20 or more hours a month)...my question, besides your list showed companies with 2 or 3 or 6 employees, do the volunteers have to work at the non-profit an average of 20 hours a month for all 12 months? or just key months? Maybe when a conference or class or some other event is going on...I would like to enter our organization but we only have 5 employees and we do have some volunteers that work 20hours a month, but it may not be every month. Thank you, Bill Prows
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0 #2 Brandon Sawyer, Research editorGuest 2012-10-06 17:20:52
Bill,

Thanks for your question. If these volunteers are really part of the workplace team, familiar with your policies and, whether or not they work year-round, their average hours over the year add up up to about 220 hours per month/five hours per week, they can be included. We just don't want volunteers who are temporary or not really art of the team. The survey happens late April to June so they would need to be available then. They would participate in the survey except for the "Benefits and Compensation" section. Email me at if you have more questions or would like to be contacted next April.
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