|| Print ||
|Friday, September 28, 2012|
Oregon Business magazine has named the fourth annual 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon. The rankings were revealed Thursday night at the Portland Downtown Hilton, along with the October issue of the magazine, which spotlights the winners and the nonprofit sector. Max Williams, president and CEO of the Oregon Community Foundation, gave the keynote speech to the crowd of 500.
Nearly 5,000 employees at 169 nonprofits throughout the state participated in the project. Based on the magazine’s widely regarded 100 Best Companies project, the nonprofit version was created to recognize a critical business sector that employs hundreds of thousands of workers.
“We realize nonprofits see themselves as very different from other businesses, but we also believe they have one thing very much in common: caring about their employees,” said Oregon Business Editor in Chief Robin Doussard. “So we created a workplace best-practices project just for them. We wanted nonprofits to have the insight into their workforce that the corporate world has come to value over the years.”
1: Life Flight Network, Aurora
2: Oregon Research Institute, Eugene
3: Oregon Gymnastics Academy, Beaverton
1: Full Access, Eugene
2: Northwest Housing Alternatives, Milwaukie
3: Sponsors, Eugene
1: Oregon Environmental Council, Portland
2: Coquille Indian Housing Authority, Coos Bay
3: Aim High Academy of Martial Arts, Beaverton
4: Western Rivers Conservancy, Portland
Any not-for-profit or nonprofit organization with more than 10 Oregon employees and /or volunteers was eligible. Those who entered included a wide range of charitable nonprofits that help children, animals, breast cancer victims and many more; business associations; faith-based groups; government entities, and civic organizations.
There was no cost to enter the survey, which was comprised of an anonymous employee survey and an employer benefits survey administered by research partners DHM Research and Oregon Business research editor, Brandon Sawyer. The Nonprofit Association of Oregon consulted on the creation of the survey questions.
The 5,000 employees who participated in the 100 Best Nonprofits survey ranked satisfaction and importance of workplace qualities in six categories: benefits and compensation; work environment; decision-making and trust; performance management; career development and learning; and sustainable workplace practices.
The sign up for the 2013 100 Best Companies survey is now under way. For more information and to register, go to Oregon100Best.com.
|The Love Boat|
|The Food Pod Grows Up|
|The High Road|
|Tinker, Tailor, Portland Maker|
|The Shift to Community Health Care|
|The Harder They Fall|
|Another chapter to the Bezos/Musk space race story|
|Thanksgiving travel: Fuel costs low, terrorism anxiety high|
|Costco chicken salad linked to E. coli case in Washington|
|Nestle comes clean about benefitting from slave labor|
|Enormous drugmaker emerges from Pfizer, Allergan deal|
|Startups joining lobbying game|
|Merchants complain as Square goes public|
Economic diversity has proven a smart strategy for the Port of Hood River. How can other Oregon communities replicate the model?
Phone, Internet needs of small community school districts earn attention of top-five telecom provider.
Farmland LP grows its vision for organic farming in Oregon.
The Salem Convention Center has capped its tenth anniversary year by earning the prestigious “Best of the Best 2015” award from NW Meetings & Events magazine. Selected as the Best Convention/Conference Venue in Oregon by meeting and event planners from Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, the Salem Convention Center ranked above the Oregon Convention Center and the Portland Art Museum.
The Oregon Cooperative Hall of Fame honors individuals for their outstanding contributions to the successful building and operation of Oregon agricultural cooperatives.
Health insurer reports $10.2 million in net income after taxes through the first nine months of 2015.