Opportunity Knocks Announces Award Winners of 1st Annual Best Nonprofits to Work For

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Opportunity Knocks, the national online job site focused exclusively on the nonprofit community, announced the winners of the 1st Annual Peoples Choice Best Nonprofit to Work For Awards. Winners were selected from nominations based on employee essay submissions on why they consider their organization a great place to work.

Opportunity Knocks announced the winners today of the 1st Annual Peoples Choice Best Nonprofit to Work For Awards. Winners were selected from nominations based on employee essay submissions. National nominations were held November 15, 2007 through December 31, 2007 and individuals were told to submit a brief essay on why they consider their organization a great place to work.

Nominators could take into consideration factors that are important to them such as, quality of work/life balance, their organizations' adherence to its mission, camaraderie of employees, unique benefits, training programs and career paths.

A total of fifteen (15) winners were awarded based on three categories of operating budget size.

And the winners are...
Operating Budget $1.5 Million or Less
ArtsWest
Brain Injury Association of Georgia
Marin Ventures
Our House, Inc.
Silicon Valley Independent Living Center
Operating Budget $1.5 Million to $3 Million
Family Violence Law Center
The Great Lakes Colleges Association GLCA
Health Education Council
Jewish Publication Society
Junior Achievement of the Bay Area
Operating Budget $3 Million or More
Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia
Camp Boggy Creek
City Year
Metro Atlanta YMCA
The New Teacher Project

"Opportunity Knocks saw the need to provide nonprofit professionals a platform to give recognition and appreciation to the organizations providing quality work environments for the people in jobs that change the world," says Karen Beavor, President and CEO of Opportunity Knocks. "The 1st Annual Peoples Choice Best Nonprofit to Work For Awards demonstrates how nonprofit organizations can not only make a difference in the community but also have an incredibly positive impact on the lives of the people that work for them. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all that took the time to submit their nomination."

About Opportunity Knocks:
Opportunity Knocks is the national online job site focused exclusively on the nonprofit community. For Nonprofit professionals, http://www.OpportunityKnocks.org is the premier destination to find nonprofit jobs and access valuable resources for developing successful careers in the nonprofit community. For Employers, http://www.OpportunityKnocks.org is the best way to find qualified candidates and receive valuable information that nonprofit organizations need when building successful recruitment, retention and human resource strategies.

Contact: Lynne Norton, Marketing Manager, Opportunity Knocks, 678-916-3066 or lnorton @ opportunityknocks.org.

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