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April 16 - 19, 2018 · Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

For the Fifth Time, Space Foundation Named Among 50 Best Nonprofit Organizations to Work For

04/03/2018

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 3, 2018) - For the fifth time since 2012, the Space Foundation has been designated by The NonProfit Times and Best Companies Group as among the 50 Best Nonprofit Organizations to Work For in the United States, ranking 18th best organization overall.

"The message throughout our organization is that our success depends on support from all team members, regardless of job description or seniority, from CEO to part-time employees and volunteers. Everyone embraces our common vision to be the world's premier organization to inspire, educate, connect and advocate on behalf of the global space community," said Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Thomas Zelibor.

The Space Foundation has made the Best Nonprofits to Work For list every time it has been screened, including in 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2017.

The Nonprofit Times partnered with Best Companies Group to identify nonprofit organizations that have excelled in creating quality workplaces for employees. This survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the 50 best employers in the nonprofit industry, benefiting the industry's economy, workforce and businesses.

To be considered for participation, organizations had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

*    Must be in business a minimum of one year
*    Must be a nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) status
*    Have a facility in the United States
*    Have a minimum of 15 employees in the United States

Nonprofits from across the United States entered the two-part survey process to determine Best Nonprofits To Work For. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated organization's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25 percent of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75 percent of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top nonprofits and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process, analyzed the data and determined the ranking.

For more information on The Nonprofit Times' Best Nonprofits To Work For program, visit http://www.bestnonprofitstoworkfor.com/.

Learn more about Space Foundation programs and employment opportunities at www.spacefoundation.org.

About the Space Foundation
The Space Foundation has the support of hundreds of dedicated volunteers and currently employs 57 people nationwide, in addition to interns, Federal Work Study students and contractors. Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is a 501(c)(3) and the world's premier organization to inspire, educate, connect, and advocate on behalf of the global space community. It is a nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs, and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium. Space Foundation headquarters is in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, and has a public Discovery Center, including El Pomar Space Gallery, Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere® and the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center. The Space Foundation has a Washington, D.C., office and field representatives in Houston and the Florida Space Coast. It publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity, and through its Space CertificationTM and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, recognizes space-based innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit both of our websites – www.SpaceFoundation.org and DiscoverSpace.org – and follow us on FacebookTwitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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Space Foundation Contact:   
Carol Hively, Director - Public Relations & Team Communications
[email protected]