CENTRAL POINT, OR; Just announced on Tuesday, Dogs for Better Lives (DBL) has been recognized by Oregon Business as a 100 Best Nonprofits to work for in Oregon, for 2019. This is the fourth year in a row that DBL has been recognized by the magazine, in the medium size nonprofit category.
This is an employee-driven process with all staff invited to provide anonymous feedback through a survey which is directly submitted to Oregon Business magazine. Employees are surveyed about their experiences working for their nonprofit, opportunities to grow professionally, training and support services, benefits offered, and asked about how environmentally proactive their organization is.
Based on the size of DBL, a minimum of 10 employees needed to fill out the survey to make the nonprofit eligible. DBL had 32 employees fill out the survey, which represented 80% of the organization’s workforce in Oregon.
Later this year in October, Oregon Business and the Nonprofit Association of Oregon will host a banquet in Portland to announce the official order on the list of 100 nonprofits, encompassing large, medium, and small organizations throughout Oregon.
“We’re honored and humbled to be acknowledged in this way,” stated Development Director Harvey Potts. “We would not be on this list if it wasn’t for such great employees who are very mission and value-driven and care so much about giving their best, in making a positive difference in the lives of others.”
In 2018 DBL ranked 8th, in 2017 the nonprofit ranked 13th, and in 2016 ranked 20th. In the state of Oregon there are more than 30,000 nonprofit organizations.