America’s Charities Named ‘2022 Best Nonprofit To Work For’ For Second Consecutive Year
Independent Research Group Recognizes America’s Charities’ Industry-Leading Employee Engagement and Satisfaction Practices
Washington, D.C. – April 4, 2022 – America’s Charities, the nonprofit that inspires employees and organizations to support each other and the causes they care about, today announced it was selected as a 2022 Best Nonprofit To Work For by the impartial research organization Best Companies Group (BCG). This is the second consecutive year that BCG has recognized America’s Charities as one of the 50 best employers in the industry, scoring well above industry benchmarks for staff engagement and satisfaction. The NonProfit Times published the full list of nonprofit awardees on April 4.
“Being recognized as a Best Nonprofit To Work For, for the second year in a row, is a tremendous honor,” said Jim Starr, president and CEO of America’s Charities. “It is a testament to the commitment and compassion of America’s Charities’ staff, leadership, and Board of Directors. This is more proof that each team member cares for our mission, our clients and causes, and each other. We strive to nurture an environment where our people can meaningfully connect with each other, the impactful work of our mission, and the causes they care about, and feel empowered to shape the organization and improve their community.”
The 2022 Best Nonprofits To Work For evaluation process had two parts. BCG first analyzed America’s Charities’ policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics, totaling 25 percent of the total evaluation score. Second, they surveyed staff to measure the quality and consistency of their employee experience, worth the remaining 75 percent of the evaluation. The scores were then combined to determine their final top 50 rankings out of the hundreds of nominated nonprofits.
Eight key categories were measured: leadership, corporate culture and communications, role satisfaction, work environment, relationship with supervisor, training and development, pay and benefits, and overall engagement. America’s Charities scored 91 percent across all eight categories, which was two points above their 2021 score and well above the industry average. BCG considers 70 percent to indicate “strong” levels of engagement and satisfaction, while scores of 80 percent and higher represent “greatness.” America’s Charities’ engagement and satisfaction scores – at 92 percent and 90 percent, respectively – were comparable to their scores last year and also above industry benchmarks.
Drilling down, 99 percent of America’s Charities’ staff value their work environment, and 97 percent said they have confidence in the organization; feel that they are treated as a person, not a number; and rely on the organization’s ample communication. All scores were on par with their 2021 evaluations. Additionally, 91 percent said they are satisfied in their role and have a good relationship with their supervisor, and 90 percent value America’s Charities’ corporate culture and communications. 83 percent of employees would recommend America’s Charities as a place to work, an increase of two points from their 2021 score.
There were several areas about which 100 percent of America’s Charities employees agreed:
- They are proud to work for this organization
- They understand the organization’s long-term strategy
- They like their coworkers
- They understand the importance of their role in the success of America’s Charities
“We work with organizational leaders every day, helping them create corporate social responsibility strategies and programs to engage their employees and create social change,” added Starr. “Employee engagement starts with how your people feel about where and with whom they work. It’s also about empowering them to shape their communities, providing incentives for meaningful participation, building-in opportunities to listen and learn from each other, and creating a purposeful culture where a workforce cares for one another and their organization’s mission. Being named a Best Nonprofit To Work For last year, and again this year, truly reflects who America’s Charities is as an organization and what we do to ‘help you help others.’ I am immensely proud to work with such incredibly talented, passionate people.”
To be considered a Best Nonprofit To Work For in 2022, organizations had to be in business for a minimum of one year, be a nonprofit with 501(c)(3) status, have a U.S. facility, at least 15 employees in the U.S., and be a separate legal entity or subsidiary. BCG managed the overall registration and survey process, analyzed the data, and determined the ranking. The NonProfit Times, the leading national business publication for nonprofit managers, hosted the survey and published the final list.
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About America’s Charities
America’s Charities is a 501(c)(3) membership-based nonprofit that inspires employees and organizations to support each other and the causes they care about. America’s Charities’ deep expertise in workplace giving and employee engagement is anchored in its history of helping employers of all shapes and sizes support causes and their communities and create sustainable impact. Since 1980, America’s Charities has raised nearly a billion dollars in corporate, federal, state, and local government workplace giving campaigns, benefiting tens of thousands of nonprofits addressing a wide range of causes including education, human rights, hunger, poverty, research, animal welfare, veteran assistance, disaster relief, and health services. More information about America’s Charities is at www.charities.org, as well as on our social media networks.
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