Catlin Gabel named one of Oregon's 100 best nonprofits to work for

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Oregon Business magazine recognizes CGS, July 09

From Evie Waltenbaugh, director of human resources:

Lucky us! Catlin Gabel has been selected by Oregon Business magazine as one of the 100 best nonprofits to work for in Oregon.

 I received the following e-mail letter today:

 Dear Evelyn Waltenbaugh:

 Congratulations! I am very pleased to announce that your organization has made the 2009 list of the first annual 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon.

 It’s a remarkable feat considering that more than 200 nonprofits participated and 6,700 employees completed the survey. We congratulate you and your staff for fostering an outstanding workplace. The rankings were based on the confidential input of employees who answered 60 questions about workplace satisfaction questions such as benefits, management, trust, work environment and development. The survey was voluntary and free of charge, and independently calculated by research partners Davis, Hibbitts and Midghall.

 On September 29 we will reveal the much-anticipated rankings in the October issue of Oregon Business magazine, along with a countdown of the top ten nonprofits.

 Additionally, your organization’s survey results will be available in mid-August.

 Again, I want to congratulate your organization’s ranking as a 100 Best Nonprofit and for being part of this important project.

 Sincerely,
Robin Doussard
Editor, Oregon Business

 Ninety-three teachers and staff members – 46% of our workforce – completed the survey, which is a tremendous sampling. Thank you to all who participated!

 It is an honor to be in the top 100, but even more important is gaining access to the survey results as we establish five-year goals for benefits, salary, and work environment.

 Stay tuned for more information.