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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Charity Navigator certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’

Charity Navigator has been certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work, the global authority on workplace culture, for the first time this year. In order to achieve certification, 70% of employees must respond having had a consistently positive experience at the workplace, however, survey results from Charity Navigator employees hit and exceeded that benchmark. A unanimous 100% of employees responded that Charity Navigator is, in their opinion, a great place to work. 

The certification is based on direct employee feedback provided through an anonymous survey about their experience working at Charity Navigator, enabling honesty in the results. The survey and rating system used by Great Place to Work is based on over 25 years of global research in understanding employee perspective on what makes their workplace culture great and how companies can improve.

Workplace culture and environment are more important in an organization now than ever. Charity Navigator values inclusivity and vibrance in the work that they do within the nonprofit sector, but also within their own company culture, and it is reflected in the way employees feel. The majority of employees describe their work at Charity Navigator as having a special meaning to them, and further, over 90% felt that the environment was fair, credible and that they could be themselves

But don't just take my word for it, current Charity Navigator employees have shared personal statements as to why they love working where they do.

Kevin, Chief Relationship Officer
"Charity Navigator is a unique place. We have a large footprint, but we're much smaller than most think we are. A team of just 23, everyone is extremely bright and passionate, which goes a long way in helping us punch well above our weight. One example that speaks to this is how responsive everyone is in providing tools to donors during moments of crisis. Analysts, engineers, members of our programs and operations teams, and leadership all band together to ensure that we're delivering curated lists of trustworthy nonprofits that are providing relief and recovery. You can tell that everyone takes great pride in being a part of the Charity Navigator team."


Kyle, Senior Development Manager
"I enjoy so many things about working at Charity Navigator! First, the team. Everyone is so dedicated to their distinct roles while also bringing forth such a positive spirit of collaboration that really undergirds our culture. Second, the mission and the work. We are increasing trust in nonprofits that are good at doing good and that feels incredible. Third, we are always seeking to improve and not doing things just because that's what we've always done. Last, our Slack channel for sharing music, #cnradio."


Julia, HR & Operations Manager
"Charity Navigator is committed to being a culturally sensitive and inclusive workplace.  We are a close-knit group that fosters a supportive environment. Our people are invested in what they do. They deeply care about our work and making an impact in the nonprofit space. We have biweekly brainstorming sessions to foster new ideas and produce innovative thought. Our work is challenging, which requires our employees to grow in new ways.

Beyond the people and the community, Charity Navigator’s leadership encourages flexibility and a people-first approach to all policies and decisions. We offer employees 20 paid days off and 10 personal days. We close our office early for Summer Friday’s and have also given staff an additional 5 days off this year during the summer months, including time to reflect for Juneteenth. We’re a civic minded organization have also given staff time off for past primaries, and the upcoming presidential election. Moreover, managers encourage individuals to take time off for restoration purposes. Here at CN, we value open, and transparent communication amongst all levels of the organization.

Our community, flexibility and comprehensive benefits package are some of the reasons why Charity Navigator is a Great Place to Work."


Megan, Grants Manager
"I've worked for Charity Navigator for 3 years, and in that time I've had the opportunity to produce my best work while being supported by everyone on this small but mighty team. My favorite part of coming to work everyday is my colleagues - all are passionate, smart, and incredibly hardworking people. Everyone here brings their unique knowledge of the sector and enthusiasm for a variety of topics. There's truly never a dull moment with our conversations (and hard hitting debates!) ranging widely from determining Central NJ's "realness" or sharing family recipes. I'm thrilled to see CN being recognized as a great place to work!"

To read more about the Great Place to Work certification, click here >>


Written by Amanda Knox, Marketing & Communications Assistant at Charity Navigator


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