It's no secret that no one goes into the nonprofit sector for the pay or benefits. But this Seattle-based social services provider, through investing in technology that has greatly streamlined its administrative work, is able to provide its employees with competitive pay, plus benefits that sound more like they come from the technology sector as well.
Medical and dental insurance covers 100 percent of premiums for full-time employees and their children. They have fully paid life and disability insurance, 401k plans with company contributions and three weeks of paid vacation to start. There are free Orca cards to encourage use of public transportation and free, online training programs for staff members who want to improve their skills or acquire new ones. But most importantly, the 500 regular employees here have the satisfaction of knowing they're helping 14,000 people every year who need help with chemical dependencies, mental illness, homelessness, disabilities and more. As one employee says, "No one in Seattle does more for people who need it the most."