Six Oregon Credit Unions Among Top 100 Nonprofits to Work For

Six Oregon credit unions were named among the 100 best nonprofits to work for by Oregon Business Magazine. The sixth annual list, announced Thursday, was compiled using feedback from over 5,500 nonprofit employees in the state.    

The list was split into three size categories: large, meaning 50 or more Oregon employees; medium, 20-49 employees; and small, fewer than 20 employees. Credit unions enjoyed a strong showing in the large and medium categories.

Rogue Credit Union, Maps Credit Union, Pacific Crest Federal Credit Union, and Pentagon Federal Credit Union all made the large category list. The medium category list featured Trailhead Credit Union and NW Preferred Federal Credit Union.

“It’s important to our employees to work in an organization that supports the positive initiatives and groups among our members,” said Pacific Crest Federal Credit Union CEO Kathie Philp, “and that supports folks in need on an individual level. That’s why our employees feel that Pacific Crest is the best place to work. It is an honor to be named among the many other excellent credit unions and organizations that are on the 100 top nonprofits to work for in Oregon. We are just doing what we feel is right for our employees and our members.”

Nonprofit employees who took park in the project highlighted pride in the missions of their organizations, flexible work schedules, and fair treatment of differing racial, gender, sexual orientation, age, and economic groups, among the workplace characteristics that made their jobs great. In fact, according to Oregon Business, more than 60% of the 100 nonprofits listed employ women in senior management roles — an above average rate compared with for-profit and public companies.

Maps Vice President of Development Shane Saunders pointed out that this is Maps’ third year making the list. “We have worked hard over the years to ensure that our employees have the tools they need to excel in their jobs,” said Saunders, “whether it is training on the products and services we offer, coaching on how to build deeper relationships with members and coworkers, or just a competitive benefits package that keeps them happy and healthy. So this continued feedback from our staff that we are doing that part of our jobs well is immensely gratifying.”

Saunders concluded, “There are more than 22,000 registered nonprofits in Oregon. Being ranked in the top 100 is a huge honor.”

Questions about this story? Contact James Pearson: 206.340.4790, jpearson@nwcua.org.

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