Best NonProfit Workplaces Were Already Remote

Everyone and their brother, or sister, now works from home out of necessity because of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The best nonprofits to work for seemed to have been ahead of the curve and innovative before it was fashionable, or in some cases, necessary.

Many of the organizations recognized in the 2020 Best Nonprofits To Work For from The NonProfit Times have been flexible with employees in myriad ways. Some allow for telecommuting or working remotely from home and others provide immense flexibility in their work schedules and employees have shown that they appreciate that.

What staff also appreciate, according to surveys over the years, is comparable salaries, generous benefits, and tuition reimbursement. They also appreciate the things that are more intangible and can’t be quantified, like other forms of professional development, or simply consistent and genuine communication from organization leadership.

Among the top key drivers in the 2020 Best Nonprofits To Work For report were: “I can trust what this organization tells me,” “I have confidence in the leadership of this organization,” and “I feel I am valued in this organization.”

Registration is now open through October for the 2021 Best Nonprofits To Work For, brought to you by The NonProfit Times and Best Companies Group (BCG). There is no fee to participate online. Nonprofits must have 501(c)(3) status with a facility in the United States, have been in business a minimum of one year, and have at least 15 permanent employees.

The annual survey and awards program is dedicated to identifying and recognizing the best employers and providing organizations with valuable employee feedback. The process includes two surveys to gather detailed data about each participating nonprofit. BCG conducts the surveys, analyzes the data and determines the winners and rankings. The top 50 organizations are revealed in The NonProfit Times’ April edition and broken down by small, medium and large categories.