Space Foundation Again Named Among 50 Best Nonprofit Organizations to Work for
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 2, 2014) - For the second time in four years, the Space Foundation has been designated by The NonProfit Times and Best Companies Group as among the 50 Best Nonprofit Organizations to Work for in the United States. Previously listed in 2011, the Space Foundation now ranks 17th among similarly-sized organizations for 2014.
"I am very proud of our Space Foundation team," said Space Foundation Chief Executive Office Elliot Pulham. "They are the heart of all that we do, and their professionalism and dedication make our organization exceptional. We strive for work-life balance, in spite of our rapid growth, and we give our team members opportunity to grow with the organization."
According to The NonProfit Times, leaders at organizations on the list shared a common approach to empowering employees and encouraging them to find their own creative solutions. The program was open to all United States nonprofits with 501(c)(3) status and with a minimum of 15 employees.
The assessment process was managed for The NonProfit Times by Best Companies Group (BCG), Harrisburg, Pa., an independent workplace research firm specializing in identifying and recognizing great places to work throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
The BCG Employer Questionnaire (EQ) is an 81-question document used to collect information about benefits, policies, practices and other information and comprised 25 percent of an organization's overall evaluation. The other 75 percent of the evaluation was derived from a confidential 76-question Employee Engagement & Satisfaction Survey (EESS), which was used to evaluate the workplace experience and organizational culture. More than 10,000 employees working for the nominated organizations were surveyed.
The Space Foundation employs 44 people in Colorado Springs, Colo., Florida, Texas and Washington, D.C. Learn more about Space Foundation programs and employment opportunities at www.spacefoundation.org.
About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is the foremost advocate for all sectors of space, and is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium, all in support of its mission "to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity." Space Foundation world headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., features a public Discovery Center including the El Pomar Space Gallery and the Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere®, and is a member of the American Alliance of Museums. The Space Foundation has a field office in Houston, and from its Washington, D.C., office, conducts government affairs, publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and provides three indexes that track daily U.S. stock market performance of the space industry. Through its Space Certification™ and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, the Space Foundation recognizes space-based technologies and innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit www.SpaceFoundation.org, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.