|Title:||United States top 50 best nonprofit organizations to work for with number of US employees for 2012|
|Source:||The Non-profit Times|
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NPT's BEST NONPROFITS
TO WORK FOR 2012
TOP XX U.S. Rank Organization Listing Employees
X Wounded Warrior Project XXX X Brighton Center XX X Alzheimer's Association XXX X Grand Rapids Community Foundation XX X New Jersey Society of Certified Public XX Accountants X Animal Legal Defense Fund XX X Natural Resources Defense Council XXX XX Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York XX and Western New York Inc. XX NOLS XXX XX Parents as Teachers National Center, Inc. XX XX IREX XX XX Make-A-Wish Foundation of America XXX XX Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona XXX XX Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando XX Counties, Inc. XX Home Start, Inc. XX XX Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida XX XX PRS, Inc. XX XX AHC Inc XX XX Solar Energy Industries Association XX XX Arts Midwest XX XX Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands XX XX Mayo Clinic Health System--Chippewa Valley XXX XX Year Up XXX XX LiveStrong XX XX The National Society of Collegiate Scholars XX XX San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind XXX XX Cross Cultral XX XX Bayaud Enterprises, Inc. XX XX Masonic Homes of Kentucky, Inc. XXX XX Keep America Beautiful, Inc XX XX Playworks Los Angeles XX XX National Institute of Aerospace XX XX Mayo Clinic Health System--Northland in Barron XXX XX Child Guidance & Family Solutions XXX XX Better Business Bureau serving Central, Coastal, XX Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin XX Global Kids, Inc. XX XX American Heart Association X,XXX XX Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse XX XX Caring Voice Coalition, Inc XX XX Palm Beach Habilitation Center, Inc. XX XX Silicon Valley Community Foundation XX XX Hammer Residences, Inc. XXX XX Pathway Homes, Inc. XX XX The Mission Continues XX XX PENCIL Foundation XX XX Mayo Clinic Health System--Eau Claire Clinic, X,XXX Inc. XX Century Housing XX XX The Children's Home of Cincinnati XXX
Darlene Kiyan, executive director of Playworks Los Angeles, believes she knows what doesn't attract would-be employees.
"They don't come here for the pay or the benefits," said Kiyan, whose organization was number XX in the Small Organizations category and XX overall in The NonProfit Times' XX Best Nonprofits to Work For in 2012. It's all about mission.
For the second year in a row, Wounded Warrior Project was selected the best nonprofit for which to work, as well as being at the top of the Medium Organization list.
This is the third annual NPT best places to work survey. Most XXX(c)(X) organizations can apply to be considered.
For example, management support organizations were not eligible to participate. Emails were sent to subscribers to The NonProfit Times' print and electronic editions. Announcements were also placed in The NonProfit Times inviting organizations to compete. Best Companies Group of Harrisburg, Pa., conducted the interviews and compiled the score sheets. Those with the overall best scores made the "Fop XX. Those winners were then subdivided into three categories, small, medium and large.
So if potential employees are not anywhere near a salary level that would put them in America's famed X percent, what draws employees to nonprofit organizations and, more important, what keeps them so happy?
That isn't really much of a surprise.
"I got to thinking, and in particular we see a high level of engagement from employees of nonprofits" compared to other industries, said Susan Springer, director of workplace assessments for Best Companies Group. "This particular group (nonprofit employees) is very dedicated to the mission: helping people, making a difference, whether locally, nationally or internationally, There's something that's intrinsically satisfying about it."
As in previous years, the 2012 survey included a questionnaire sent to employers to glean information about policies and practices, followed by an employee survey that consisted of approximately XX statements to which employees responded using a five-point agreement scale.
Statements/responses were broken down into subject headings, such as Leadership and Planning, Corporate Culture and Communications, Role Satisfaction, Work Environment, Relationship with Supervisor, Training and Development, Pay and Benefits, and Overall Employee Engagement.
Regarding questions included under Leadership and Planning, XX percent of all Small Organization survey participants had positive responses, compared to XX percent of those that made the Top XX. In the Medium Organization category, XX percent of all respondents gave positive responses, compared to XX percent of Top XX winners. In the Large Organization category, XX percent of all respondents gave positive responses, compared to XX percent of the eventual Top XX respondents.
Regardless of size, XX percent of respondents gave positive reactions under Leadership and Planning, compared to XX percent for organizations making the top XX. One statement under this heading, for example, was "I understand the long-term strategy of this organization."
Under Corporate Culture and Communications, XX percent of all respondents gave positive responses, compared to XX percent of organizations in the Top XX. This category included the statement: "Changes that may affect me are communicated to me prior to implementation."
Under Role Satisfaction, XX percent of all responding organizations gave positive responses, compared to XX percent for organizations in the Top XX. This category included the statement: "I like the type of work that I do."
Under Work Environment, XX percent of all respondents gave positive responses, compared to XX percent of organizations in the Top XX. This category included the statement "I feel physically safe in my work environment."
Under Relationship with Supervisor, XX percent of all respondents gave positive responses, compared to XX percent of organizations in the Top XX. An example of a statement from this category is: "My supervisor treats me fairly," Under Training and Development, XX percent of all respondents gave positive responses, compared to XX percent in the Top XX. This category included questions such as: "I trust that if I do good work, my company may consider me for a promotion."
Under Pay and Benefits, XX percent of all respondents gave positive responses, and XX percent of organizations in the Top XX gave positive responses. A typical question in the category is: "My pay is fair for the work I perform."