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PathWays PA Earns National Honor

Opportunity Knocks Names PathWays PA as Award Winner In 5th Annual "Best Nonprofit to Work For" National Contest

Holmes, PA / Feb. 13, 2012 -- Opportunity Knocks announced today that PathWays PA is a winner of the 5th Annual Peoples' Choice Best Nonprofit to Work For Awards. Winners were selected from nominations based on employee essay submissions. National nominations were held November 8, 2011 through December 31, 2011 and individuals were told to submit a brief essay on why they consider their organization to be a great place to work.

Details about the Awards can be found at

“This award is a great recognition of our staff, who work together to fulfill our mission each day,” said Carol Goertzel, President/CEO of PathWays PA. “This is a great credit to the leadership of a wonderful staff in a field that can produces burnout,” added Donna Brennan, PathWays PA Board Member. “PathWays PA’s sensitivity to this and encouraging staff to move up and around is what produces a great team.”

Nominators could take into consideration factors that are important to them such as, quality of work/life balance, their organizations’ adherence to its mission, camaraderie of employees, unique benefits, training programs and career paths.

A total of fifteen (15) winners were awarded based on three categories of operating budget size.

“Opportunity Knocks celebrates the rewards of working in the nonprofit sector, by honoring those organizations who do it best,” says President and CEO Karen Beavor. “Our annual Best Nonprofit To Work For Awards provide nonprofit professionals a platform to give recognition to the organizations providing top quality work environments for people doing ‘jobs that change the world.’ The enthusiasm of our nominators for their employers demonstrates how nonprofits can not only make a difference in the community but also have an incredibly positive impact on the lives of the people that work for them.”

About PathWays PA
PathWays PA serves more than 6,000 women, children and families who reside in the Greater Philadelphia Region by keeping families together, supporting teen parents and their children, providing in-home services to prevent child abuse and assisting families in their move toward self-sufficiency.

About Opportunity Knocks
Opportunity Knocks is the national nonprofit job board, HR resource and career development website exclusively focused on the nonprofit community. For professionals, is the premier destination to find nonprofit jobs and access valuable resources for developing successful careers in the nonprofit community. For Employers, is the best way to find qualified nonprofit candidates and receive valuable information that nonprofit organizations need when building successful recruitment, retention, and human resource strategies.


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