Compassion International Awarded Gallup Great Workplace Award for Third Straight Year

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Colorado Springs-based Nonprofit Recognized as One of the Best-Performing Workplaces in the World

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These award-winning organizations set a new standard for workplace excellence.

For the third consecutive year, Compassion International has been recognized as one of the top workplaces in the world by the Gallup Organization. The award, which is based on the most rigorous workplace research ever conducted, is presented to companies that demonstrate an extraordinary ability to create an engaged workplace culture.

“This award is a testimony to our hardworking, dedicated staff,” said Santiago Jimmy Mellado, Compassion International’s president and CEO. “Every employee is committed to our primary objective of releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Every day, we come to work with a full understanding of the importance of our mission. That commitment makes our team one of the best-performing workforces in the world—dedicated to serving more than 1.4 million children in 26 countries.”

To determine winners of the Gallup Great Workplace Award, a panel of workplace experts evaluates applicants and compares their outcomes against a research database composed of millions of work teams in more than 100 countries.

“These award-winning organizations set a new standard for workplace excellence,” said Dr. James Harter, chief scientist for Workplace Management and Wellbeing. “They have proven track records for improving lives along with performance. The management tenets they practice have proven value in both thriving and struggling economies overall.”

Compassion will formally receive the award as part of the Gallup Spring Summit on May 15, 2014 in Omaha, Neb.

Compassion International is the world’s leading authority in child sponsorship. Compassion revolutionized the fight against global poverty by equipping the Church to develop children out of poverty to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. It is the only child sponsorship program to be validated through independent, empirical research. Today, Compassion partners with more than 6,000 Christian churches in 26 countries to release more than 1.4 million babies, children and students from poverty in Jesus’ name. Compassion has been awarded the highest rating for financial stewardship and transparency for 12 consecutive years by Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator. For more information on the ministry, visit or follow on Twitter at @compassion.

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