October 2009

Compare and contrast

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.

Winning workplaces of the Top 10

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