Compassion International, located in northern Colorado Springs, ranks first among the region’s largest nonprofits in total income with a reported $716 million in 2013.
Compassion International, located in northern Colorado Springs, ranks first among the region’s largest nonprofits in total income with a reported $716 million in 2013.

Forbes Magazine ranked Compassion International, a Colorado Springs-based nonprofit, as one of America’s Best Midsize Employers in 2017.

The “holistic child development-through-sponsorship organization” ranked No. 40 on the list, the highest ranked Colorado-based company in the category. Compassion was among 300 employers nationwide chosen for the award.

According to a Compassion news release, Forbes determined its America’s Best Employers list by partnering with Statista, a database and consumer research firm, “which anonymously surveyed thousands of employees across multiple industries at companies with 1,000 to 5,000 U.S. workers. The list names the best places to work in America based on employee satisfaction, pay and workplace environment, among other considerations. One of the most important factors in the assessment is how likely the employee is to recommend their employer to friends and family.”

From 2012 to 2014, Compassion also received the Gallup Organization’s Great Workplace Award, which recognizes the top workplaces in the world for demonstrating an ability to create an engaged workplace culture.

“We are honored to be recognized as a great place to work,” said Tom Beck, Compassion’s vice president of human resources, in the release. “Employees choose Compassion because of the impact we’re making on the lives of children living in poverty around the world. We are proud to build and support a culture for our employees that makes Compassion an enjoyable and unique workplace. Rescuing children from poverty is a more than a job, it’s a calling, and our employees are here in response to that calling.”

Compassion partners with more than 6,700 churches in 25 countries to deliver its child development program. For more, visit compassion.com.

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