Opportunity Knocks Announces Award Winners of 2nd Annual Best Nonprofit 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 2nd 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.

The 2nd 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

Opportunity Knocks announced the winners today of the 2nd Annual Peoples Choice Best Nonprofit to Work For Awards. Winners were selected from nominations based on employee essay submissions. National nominations were held November 12, 2008 through December 31, 2008 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, comradery 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 areā€¦

Operating Budget $2.5 Million or Less
100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc.
Breast Cancer Connections
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
Open Books
ProCon.org

Operating Budget $2.5 Million to $5 Million
Center for Literacy
Homeless Prenatal Program
Indian Oaks Academy
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Georgia Chapter
United Way of the Central Savannah River Area, Inc.

Operating Budget $5 Million or More
Facing History and Ourselves
Family Planning Council
Hillcrest Family Services
The Doe Fund
World Wildlife Fund

"The 2nd 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" says Karen Beavor, President and CEO of Opportunity Knocks. "Opportunity Knocks continues to see 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. 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

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