October 2009

A workplace full of hope

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.

Foosball, focus and bare feet

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.

Caring mixed with laughter

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.

The 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon

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

Pulling together

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

Commuters get a bus boot

Workers commuting between Astoria, Warrenton and Hammond this fall got a much better bus schedule as the local transportation district expanded its service.

Top 10 Oregon twits

TwitterListOregon businesses and organizations tweet the tune of the latest fad in social networking,
but individual networkers build the biggest dam of followers in the Beaver State.