A discussion about museums and cultural nonprofits initiated by the QM2 community of consultants.
Friday, April 1, 2011
Best Nonprofits to Work For in US
Members of the NHA staff dressed for the parade of the Daffodil Festival,
an annual springtime event on Nantucket.
The Nantucket Historical Association is the first museum to appear on the list of the top 50 nonprofit organizations to work for in the US.
For several years we have encouraged the museum leaders we work with to have their museum become the first on this prestigious list. Being known as a great place to work helps to attract talent. It's also a boost to the museum's reputation, a key driver of financial sustainability.
We point to Wegmans Supermarkets as the prime example in the for-profit world. Wegmans is one of the most successful supermarket chains in the country, in an industry not known for treating employees well. It is regularly ranked among the top 10 businesses to work for in the US. Its success is built on loyal customers, strong relationships with suppliers, and philanthropic community involvement. However, at the core of its success is a friendly and knowledgeable workforce. Wegmans has a saying: "we take care of our people, so that they can take care of our customers."
"The Fifty Best Nonprofits to Work For" is a program of the NonProfit Times. This year the Nantucket Historical Associationis ranked #8 among small nonprofits, and #13 overall. Congratulations to Bill Tramposch and the Board of Trustees for creating one of the best places to work in America for a talented staff.