The survey was voluntary and free of charge. Participating nonprofits had to employ at least 10 paid Oregon workers at the time of the survey. Organizations were categorized as small if they had 10-24 employees worldwide; medium if they employed 25-74; and large if they employed 75 or more. For the 2010 survey nearly 5,000 Oregon workers rated their satisfaction with 155 organizations in 50 workplace qualities — 10 in each of the following categories:
1. Benefits and compensation: health coverage, fitness and wellness, retirement plan, compensation, employee retention.
2. Work environment: scheduling, diversity, family balance, teamwork, fun, technology, community support, policies and procedures.
3. Decision-making and trust: collaboration and cooperation, creativity, trust and openness, organizational pride, ethical standards.
4. Performance management: performance feedback and goals, employee and employer accountability, rewards and acknowledgement.
5. Career development and learning: opportunities, promotions, employee training, educational support, management diversity and communications.
Employer benefits survey
Organization representatives answered more than 50 questions covering a comprehensive set of benefits including health and wellness, time off, family-friendly policies, work scheduling, incentives, retirement plans and culture.
The employee survey counted for 5/6 of a nonprofit’s score. For each organization, the average employee satisfaction rating was calculated in each of the five categories above on a scale of 0-100. The benefits survey was also scored on a 100-point scale, accounting for the remaining 1/6 of the overall score, resulting in a total possible score of 600.
How to enter the 2011 100 Best Nonprofits:
(Note: Survey eligibility and size category rules are changing as described below)
1. Eligibility: Any nonprofit 501(c)-type organization, government agency, association, hospital, credit union, etc., with at least 10 employees or regular volunteers in Oregon will be eligible to enter the 2011 survey. Organizations may be based outside the state, but will be categorized for ranking purposes in 2011 as small, medium or large based on their Oregon employee/volunteer count.
2. Survey period: The process for 2011’s list will begin in April and end in June 2011. There is no charge to participate, and organizations that do not make the list will remain anonymous. All participants that complete the process can obtain survey results.
3. Submitting your nonprofit: Send an e-mail with your name, title, phone number and e-mail address to: 100best(at)oregonbusiness.com.
4. Mark your calendar: The sign-up link will be posted to oregon100best.com in April.
|LARGE ORGANIZATIONS||MEDIUM ORGANIZATIONS||SMALL ORGANIZATIONS|
|Cascade Health Solutions||21||Artz Center for Developmental Health & Audiology||23||1000 Friends of Oregon||21|
|Cedar Mill Community Library Association||11||Ashland Supportive Housing||20||Bend Area Habitat for Humanity||25|
|ColumbiaCare Services||23||Blanchet Catholic School||29||Broadway Rose Theatre Company||20|
|Community Connection of Northeast Oregon||19||Bonneville Environmental Foundation||14||Child Care Development Services||2|
|Dallas Retirement Village||16||Cascade AIDS Project||33||Christians as Family Advocates||23|
|Family Building Blocks||10||Childpeace Montessori School||15||Community Action Resource Enterprises Inc.||26|
|Human Solutions||29||Children’s Nursing Specialties||3||Community Warehouse||28|
|Impact Northwest||24||Children’s Relief Nursery||22||The Dougy Center||7|
|La Salle Catholic College Preparatory||31||Community Counseling Solutions||16||Family Relief Nursery||19|
|Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, OR/SW-WA/ID/MT||32||CORIL||30||Hands On Greater Portland||9|
|Life Flight Network||15||DePaul Industries||7||Housing Development Center||5|
|Living Opportunities||20||The Freshwater Trust||5||Innovative Housing Inc.||27|
|Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon||2||Friendly House Inc.||31||Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest||10|
|Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst||3||Full Access||1||JOIN||18|
|Mercy Corps||22||Growing Tree Children’s Center||8||The Macdonald Center||12|
|Metropolitan Family Service||12||Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East||32||Meyer Memorial Trust||32|
|Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency||25||HIV Alliance||18||Mid-Valley Women’s Crisis Service||13|
|The Nature Conservancy||27||The Next Door Inc.||24||Northwest Catholic Counseling Center||30|
|NeighborImpact||33||Northwest Family Services||6||Northwest Pilot Project||3|
|Open Meadow Alternative Schools||8||Northwest Housing Alternatives||10||Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems||4|
|Oregon Humane Society||30||Oregon Partnership||2||Oregon Environmental Council||6|
|Oregon Research Institute||4||Oregon Tourism Commission||9||Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation||11|
|Oregonians Credit Union||6||Our House||19||Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives||29|
|Outside In||17||Pearl Buck Center||21||Portland Housing Center||22|
|Partnerships in Community Living Inc.||28||Portland YouthBuilders||4||Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors||16|
|Pentagon Federal Credit Union||14||Raphael House of Portland||17||Providence Federal Credit Union||1|
|REACH Community Development||5||Ride Connection||13||Ronald McDonald House Charities of OR & SW-WA||15|
|Rose Villa Senior Living||13||Rural Development Initiatives Inc.||28||Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Portland Council||17|
|Shangri-La Corporation||18||Saving Grace||27||Sunstone Montessori School||33|
|Stand for Children Leadership Center||9||Sisters Of The Road||11||The Children’s Center||31|
|Susan G. Komen for the Cure, OR/SW-WA Affiliate||1||South Coast Business Employment Corp.||12||Travel Salem||24|
|United Cerebral Palsy of OR & SW-WA||7||United Way of Lane County||26||Valley Health & Postal Employees Credit Union||14|
|United Community Action Network||26||Worksystems Inc.||25||Volunteers in Medicine Clinic of the Cascades||34|
|Western Rivers Conservancy||8|