Oregon Business magazine has named the second annual 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon. The rankings were revealed Wednesday night at the Portland Downtown Hilton, along with the October issue of the magazine, which spotlights the winners and the nonprofit sector.
September 30, 2010
PORTLAND — Oregon Business magazine has named the second annual 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon. The rankings were revealed Wednesday night at the Portland Downtown Hilton, along with the October issue of the magazine, which spotlights the winners and the nonprofit sector.
Nearly 5,000 employees at 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 Robin Doussard. “So we created a workplace best-practices project — a 100 Best project — just for them. We wanted nonprofits to have the insight into their workforce that the corporate world has so readily come to value over the years.”
The Top 4 Best Small Nonprofits were:No. 1/Providence Federal Credit Union; Milwaukie
No. 2/Child Care Development Services; Gresham
No. 3/Northwest Pilot Project; Portland
No. 4/Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems; Lake Oswego
The Top 3 Best Medium Nonprofits were:
No. 1/Full Access; Eugene
No. 2/Oregon Partnership; Portland
No. 3/Children’s Nursing Specialties, Portland
The Top 3 Best Large Nonprofits were:No. 1/Susan G. Komen for the Cure, OR/SW Wash. Affiliate; Portland
No. 2/Make a Wish Foundation of Oregon; Portland
No. 3/Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst; Lake Oswego
Any not-for-profit or nonprofit organization with 10 or more Oregon employees 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 Davis, Hibbitts and Midghall 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 65 workplace qualities in six categories: benefits and compensation; work environment; decision-making and trust; performance management; career development and learning; and sustainable workplace practices.
For the full list of the 100 Best Nonprofits, click here.