United Way of Southwest Michigan ranks No. 14 on The NonProfit Times “50 Best Nonprofits To Work For 2019”

Nonprofits nationwide compete each year to be declared a “Best Nonprofit To Work For” by nonprofit management publication.


United Way of Southwest Michigan is proud to announce it was chosen as the 14th “Best Nonprofit to Work for” in the country by nonprofit management publication The NonProfit Times. Benton Harbor-based nonprofit—and United Way funded-partner—Kinexus ranked No. 29 on the list of 50 nonprofits.


“Best Nonprofits To Work For” is a survey and awards program dedicated to identifying and recognizing the best employers and providing organizations with valuable employee feedback.


“In addition to the rewarding and outstanding work that United Way does in serving our community, it is also an incredible place to work,” said Anna Murphy, President and CEO of United Way of Southwest Michigan. “Each person’s unique skills and diverse backgrounds are genuinely appreciated and are important in helping United Way accomplish its mission.”


The NonProfit Times, a newspaper covering the business management of nonprofit organizations, partners with The Best Companies Group for an online survey to determine what employees think of where they work, what outsiders think and how that aligns with what managers believe.


According to The NonProfit Times, flexibility, benefits and feeling appreciated were key drivers among this year’s top nonprofit work environments. Organizations that were recognized as the “Best Nonprofits To Work For” scored an average 90 percent positive responses overall. Many organizations, including United Way, use the survey data to gauge their own operations and garner employee feedback.


The 2019 Best Nonprofits to Work For report was dominated by small organizations (15 to 49 employees) and medium nonprofits (50 to 249 employees). Eighteen small organizations—United Way of Southwest Michigan among them—made the top 50.


“We’re happy that our funded partner Kinexus was also recognized for being a best nonprofit to work for, and we extend our congratulations to them,” said Murphy.


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United Way of Southwest Michigan fights for the Health, Education and Financial Stability of every person in every community. We have the influence and relationships to make sustainable change a reality. By harnessing resources from corporate, nonprofit and public partners, we provide immediate assistance to our most vulnerable populations while addressing the root causes of our community's longstanding challenges and changing lives for the better. To join the fight—through giving, advocacy and volunteering—visit www.uwsm.org.

Ryan CheeversComment