October 2012

Shoe company runs minimalist race

1012 GamePlan SkoraThe highest hurdle facing Portland minimalist running shoe company SKORA since it officially brought its first two models to market in February hasn’t been convincing runners of the potential of the new shoes. Instead, it’s been one of simple recognition among retailers in a field dominated by big guns like Vibram FiveFingers and the Nike Free Run.

Live, work, play: Gale Castillo

1012 LiveWorkPlay GaleCastilloGale Castillo, President of the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber, balances life, work and play.

Serving the law

1012 Launch ManzamaA graduate of Willamette University’s joint MBA/law program, Peter Ozolin was always more interested in entrepreneurialism than the practice of law. So in 2010, he co-founded Manzama, a startup that searches the Internet for data relevant to the company’s legal clients.

Business support for nonprofits changes

1012 InputGraph 04We’ve charted the business community’s nonprofit support for the past four years, and this year we find support for board membership and earmarking profits for charities have decreased over the past year.

Video: 100 Best Nonprofits 2012

What makes a great place to work? For any organization, it's a challenge but for some of the tens of thousands of nonprofit companies in Oregon, it can be even harder. See interviews from some of the 100 Best Nonprofit winners for 2012 to see what makes their organization a great place to work.

100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon 2012

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Our 4th annual 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon project celebrates great workplaces in the nonprofit sector. Nearly 5,000 employees and volunteers from 169 nonprofits statewide participated in this year’s survey.

Building trend lines

This year marks the fourth annual survey to determine the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon. With four years and the responses of 22,000 nonprofit worker surveys under our belt, we can now see trend lines taking shape.