Congratulations to all the charities who made it to this year's list of the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon for 2022.
Employers continue to face difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic as new variations continue to appear and surges continue to sicken tens of thousands of Americans every day. The pandemic's continued effects have made hiring difficult in a variety of fields, including the charity sector. Employers are in a difficult situation as they decide whether or not they want to reopen their offices to workers who had previously worked remotely and as they determine the best method to keep employees and the general public safe in the face of changing laws and public health guidelines.
Employers who topped the list were praised for offering flexible scheduling options to workers managing family obligations, health issues, and demanding workloads in addition to competitive pay and benefits. In more than one of the nonprofits on this list when personnel shortages were a result of heavy caseloads, executives, including CEOs, rolled up their sleeves and joined frontline workers.
Based on the results of surveys that were given to employees, this list honors businesses that have shown a commitment to best-in-class workplace standards. Employees rate their happiness with five aspects of the workplace, including the work environment, management and communication, mission and goals, career development and learning, and benefits and remuneration, for a total of 700 points.
Additionally, participating NGOs receive their scores based on the perks they offer and the proportion of employees who responded to the survey. Visit OregonBusiness.com to read more about the process.
Again, congrats to all the organizations who made the list!
Oregon employees: 80 | Score: 597.02
One worker at this nonprofit organization for mental health said, "We are a team of people supporting other people via our lived experience." Speaking with anyone who works for MHAAO makes it obvious that the organization's primary goal is peer-driven, strengths-based, and viewed through a peer-focused lens. We're figuring out whom we can assist and how we can assist them — specifically, how we can speak out for our peers so they can learn how to speak up for themselves. The workforce, in my opinion, embodies and supports the organization's goals.
Oregon employees: 107 | Score: 592.23
For African Americans and others, this organization aims to attain equality in education, employment, health, economic security, and quality of life. The company's flexibility, excellent benefits, mission, coworkers, and prospects for professional growth were all highly complimented by employees. "This is the first job I've ever had where the company upholds its objective. I value the emphasis, one employee says.”
Oregon employees: 66 | Score: 584.09
This group finds and offers career opportunities for those with impairments and other employment challenges. One worker claims, "The DPI Group still has an entrepreneurial vibe, despite being 50+ years old," adding that the company is eager to try out new strategies and change course if they don't work. "This company is refreshingly nimble," the author said.
Oregon employees: 150 | Score: 581.97
Pathway Enterprises is committed to giving disabled persons the chance to live, work, and have fun in their local communities. For all employees who work at least 30 hours per week, it provides 100% paid benefits for children, 100% paid insurance, and 100% funded medical transport memberships. The camaraderie among staff members was lauded, as was the directors' readiness to work in group homes when there was a staffing shortage. "Even if it's not part of our job description, we all pitch in."
At Pathway Enterprises, Inc., they help people with disabilities live more fulfilling lives in the community. This honor is a testament to the grit and perseverance of every team member who strives to perform at their highest level every day.
Oregon employees: 65 | Score: 581.85
One employee of this group that assists the families of young patients writes, "I appreciate how diverse the personnel is here at RMHC and how helpful everyone is." I've never worked in a setting where everyone consistently says "Thank you," making you feel highly respected and loved. Coming to work with the knowledge that others care about you is wonderful.
Oregon employees: 176 | Score: 581.80
This online institution allows the majority of its employees to work from home. Additionally, they get a lot of paid vacation time and a $2,000 annual stipend for professional growth. The staff praised the supportive work environment and the school's dedication to its faculty and students. "Everyone can be heard. The administration is open and I'm never left in the dark.” According to one employee, the institution as a whole and our students are put first when decisions are made.
Oregon employees: 125 | Score: 578.72
They genuinely believe that everyone here cares about the goal and the customers. They appreciate how everyone gives their utmost and always has the well-being of the team and the clients in mind. According to one of its employees, this Eugene-based group that helps people living with HIV reports having excellent collaboration and connections. Employees are qualified for several loan payback plans, including the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, the Oregon Provider Loan Repayment Program, and the Oregon Behavioral Health Loan Repayment Program.
The HIV Alliance assists people who have HIV/AIDS, works to stop new infections, interacts with the local community, and disseminates information about HIV to younger generations. They are quite proud of the arduous work that their whole staff, board, and volunteers do to accomplish these objectives.
Oregon employees: 150 | Score: 578.40
"This place has one of the nicest vibes I've ever experienced. Management always inspires and exhorts us to be the best versions of ourselves. Even urged to speak out if there is an issue, according to one worker at one NGO providing child services. "During certain parts of our biweekly meetings, management will involve everyone by performing games, singing, and dancing. This is one of the most fascinating employers.
Oregon employees: 92 | Score: 578.10
One employee at this supplier of homeless services says, "I love that Rogue Retreat is supporting about 500 individuals daily, assisting them in climbing out of homelessness, with shelter and social assistance." "People receive the care they require, whether it is for their physical or mental health, addiction recovery, or other problems interfering with their capacity to provide for their family. After getting back on their feet, people are frequently hired to work in the program and treated with care and respect.
Oregon employees: 51 | Score: 577.66
This hospice and palliative care provider has arranged for essential staff members to work remotely from out of state full-time and offers a professional development stipend and weekly educational staff meetings. Sign-on bonuses are given to new employees, and referral incentives are given to people who bring in new personnel for the business. The company runs a wellness program aimed at boosting employee morale and recognizing and celebrating staff birthdays.
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