In April 2009, Oregon Business magazine sent out an anonymous, 50-question survey to employees of small businesses all over Oregon. They also conducted an "independent assessment of the nonprofit employers’ workplace practices."
The result? Multnomah University was ranked #22 in the "Large Organization" category (over 75 employees worldwide) of "The 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon". The list included well-known non-profits like the Oregon Research Institute, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the American Cancer Society, the Girl Scouts, the Oregon Humane Society, and OHSU Foundation (MU ranking higher than the last three).
Organizations were ranked according to benefits and compensation, work environment, decision-making and trust, and career development and learning. Companies were placed into small, medium, and large categories according to employee number. More than 200 Oregon nonprofit organizations participated in the survey.
Big thanks to all of the Multnomah employees who participated in the survey, and to Multnomah itself for being such a great place to work!