Education Week Among 2020 'Best Nonprofits To Work For'
Education Week has been selected as one of the 2020 Best Nonprofits To Work For by The NonProfit Times, a leading national business publication for nonprofit managers. Partnering with Best Companies Group (BCG), The NonProfit Times recognizes and honors employers in the nonprofit sector that have excelled in creating quality workplaces.
“We are humbled and energized to be selected as one of the top fifty 2020 winners, particularly during these very challenging times,” says president and CEO Michele Givens, who has held a leadership role with Education Week for more than 15 years.
“As the cornerstone news source for the nation’s K-12 educators, policymakers, researchers and product providers, our coverage of COVID-19’s impact on the education community and our ability to serve as an independent and trusted resource has been critical. It’s during times like these, when the entire team is working long hours from home, alongside children and other family members, pushing the boundaries of our office technology, all while trying to stay healthy, that I most fully appreciate the benefits of consistently caring for and about our people.”
To be recognized, BCG puts organizations through a battery of surveys and employees are asked to answer 79 questions and statements. Responses to anonymous surveys highlight a balance of mission driven work, top benefits and a focus on individual professional growth:
- “The overall corporate culture, emanating from the top down, is one of inclusiveness, caring for both mission and employees”
- “Top management is very dedicated to being a good steward of the company”
- “Great work/life balance, very supportive and encouraging of professional development, the benefits are great, the people are absolutely amazing to work with, the organization sticks to its mission”
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Driven to build a better education ecosystem
To achieve its mission, any nonprofit organization depends on its people. It needs to attract smart, diverse, engaged individuals; cultivate their talents and provide opportunities to meet their full potential; and nurture their ongoing growth with a strong and supportive culture. This recognition is a testament to the passion and commitment that can be seen in every corner of Education Week—from the newsroom to the sales team to the back office.
—Chris Swanson, Vice President, Development and External Communications, Education Week
The nonprofit model has been a big hit in journalism circles lately, which is great to see. But it’s also nice to see one of the pioneers in nonprofit journalism be recognized for having built the special kind of mission-oriented work culture that others are trying to create.
—Scott Montgomery, Editor-in-Chief and Chief Content Officer
Education Week’s customers span a wide range of organizations from across the K-12 ecosystem, including school districts, education companies and nonprofits, colleges and universities, and members of the government and policy communities. Serving this diverse set of stakeholders requires a deep commitment to understanding their unique challenges and needs, and is only achieved by a smart and dedicated workforce who are willing to ensure our organization delivers excellent service to each customer. We’re honored to receive this award and to celebrate the devotion of all of our colleagues who contribute to EdWeek’s culture.
—Ben Delaney-Winn, General Manager, Global Sales & Advertising Product Management
Putting inspiration to work for a more positive tomorrow
Education Week, founded in 1981, is an independent news organization that provides comprehensive coverage on K-12 education news, analysis, and opinion. Education Week believes that an excellent education is possible for all students and our mission is to inspire and empower our readers to continue advancing the field every day.
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