Space Foundation wins “best place to work” award

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The Space Foundation has been named one of 2011′s best nonprofit organizations to work for by The NonProfit Times and Best Companies Group.

The foundation, based in Colorado Springs, was the only Colorado nonprofit organization to make the list, and ranked 19 out of the 50 groups honored nationwide.

Organizations from across the nation entered the two part process to determine which workplace was best.

The first part evaluated workplace policies, practices and demographics and gathering information from business that work with the group. The second part involved an employee survey. The combined scores determined the top organizations and the final ranking.

The Space Foundation is an advocate for all sectors of the space industry and was founded in Colorado Springs in 1983.