The List: 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon

Oregon Business magazine’s seventh annual 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For project attracted more than 150 nonprofits from around the state from a variety of sectors, including social services and environmental advocacy.  More than 5,000 employees and volunteers filled out the survey, rating their satisfaction with work environment, mission and goals, career development and learning, benefits and compensation, and management and communications.
Oregon Business magazine’s seventh annual 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For project attracted more than 150 nonprofits from around the state from a variety of sectors, including social services and environmental advocacy.  More than 5,000 employees and volunteers filled out the survey, rating their satisfaction with work environment, mission and goals, career development and learning, benefits and compensation, and management and communications. Here is the list of the 2015 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon, including short profiles of new entrants to the list this year. 

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50 OR MORE OREGON EMPLOYEES

1. Rogue Credit Union | Medford

Oregon employees/volunteers: 324

Overall score: 527.99 

2. Bridgeway Recovery Services | Salem

Tim Murphy, executive director of Bridgeway Recovery Services, set the tone for the culture he wanted to create on the very first day this Salem-based drug rehab and addiction recovery center opened in 2009. Customer service and care are the center of this organization’s culture and mission. Every employee is conscious of how they are presenting themselves and interacting with others, says Renee Hancock, director of human resources. “We want this to be a place of refuge. Employees need to be conscious of how they are interacting,” says Hancock.

The culture stresses transparency. All staffers take part in monthly meetings. When they first start at Bridgeway, employees go through an orientation on workplace culture and ethics boundaries. The organization took part in the survey for the first time this year because it wanted to recognize the good work and dedication employees have to its culture and mission.

Oregon employees/volunteers: 97

Overall score: 508.79 

3. The Nature Conservancy | Portland

Oregon employees/volunteers: 85

Overall score: 498.63 

4. Self Enhancement | Portland

Oregon employees/volunteers: 101

Overall score: 496.02 

5. Maps Credit Union | Salem

Oregon employees/volunteers: 200

Overall score: 494.26 

6. Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst | Lake Oswego

Oregon employees/volunteers: 315

Overall score: 493.66 

7. Energy Trust of Oregon | Portland

Oregon employees/volunteers: 99

Overall score: 493.60 

8. Childpeace Montessori | Portland

Oregon employees/volunteers: 60

Overall score: 488.16

9. Nursingale | Portland

Oregon employees/volunteers: 73

Overall score: 488.03 

10. Life Flight Network | Aurora

Oregon employees/volunteers: 300

Overall score: 486.34 

11. Community Vision | Portland

Oregon employees/volunteers: 225

Overall score: 485.71 

12. Pathway Enterprises | Medford

Oregon employees/volunteers: 135

Overall score: 485.59 

13. DePaul Industries | Portland

Oregon employees/volunteers: 58

Overall score: 483.09 

14. Willamette Family | Eugene

Oregon employees/volunteers: 200

Overall score: 479.73 

15. Transition Projects | Portland

Oregon employees/volunteers: 87

Overall score: 479.09 

16. OCHIN | Portland

Oregon employees/volunteers: 187

Overall score: 475.60 

17. Cascade Health Solutions | Eugene

Oregon employees/volunteers: 164

Overall score: 473.59 

18. Capital Manor Retirement Community | Salem

Oregon employees/volunteers: 175

Overall score: 470.62 

19. B’nai B’rith Camp | Beaverton

Oregon employees/volunteers: 68

Overall score: 468.98 

20. Emerald People’s Utility District | Eugene

Oregon employees/volunteers: 70

Overall score: 467.63 

21. Wauna Credit Union | Clatskanie

Oregon employees/volunteers: 92

Overall score: 466.23 

22. Alvord-Taylor | Eugene

Oregon employees/volunteers: 260

Overall score: 463.81 

23. Dallas Retirement Village | Dallas

Oregon employees/volunteers: 280

Overall score: 461.93 

24. South Coast Business Employment Corporation | Coos Bay

Oregon employees/volunteers: 60

Overall score: 461.08

25. ColumbiaCare Services | Medford

Oregon employees/volunteers: 380

Overall score: 458.42 

26. Living Opportunities | Medford

Oregon employees/volunteers: 160

Overall score: 457.11 

27. Metropolitan Family Service | Portland

Oregon employees/volunteers: 85

Overall score: 456.99 

28. Health Republic Insurance | Lake Oswego

Oregon employees/volunteers: 52

Overall score: 456.02 

29. United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon & SW Washington | Portland

Oregon employees/volunteers: 178

Overall score: 455.32 

30. Outside In | Portland

Oregon employees/volunteers: 150

Overall score: 453.25 

31. Northwest Family Services | Portland

Oregon employees/volunteers: 67

Overall score: 452.98 

32. BestCare Treatment Services | Redmond

Oregon employees/volunteers: 150

Overall score: 450.92 

33. Abilitree | Bend

Oregon employees/volunteers: 60

Overall score: 449.79 

34. Ride Connection | Portland

Oregon employees/volunteers: 84

Overall score: 447.21

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Kim Moore

Kim Moore is the research editor for Oregon Business magazine.

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