Contact: Emily McLaughlin | 

Washington, D.C. – Nuru is thrilled to be selected as one of the 2024 Best Nonprofits to Work For  by The Nonprofit Times, making the US top ten list in the small employer category. The NonProfit Times, the leading national business publication for nonprofit managers partnered with Best Companies Group to identify nonprofit organizations whose leaders have excelled in creating quality workplaces.

This survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in the nonprofit industry, benefiting the industry’s economy, workforce and businesses. Nonprofits from across the United States entered the two-part survey process for evaluation. 

The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated organization’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined survey scores determined final rankings, and Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process, analyzed the data and determined the ranking.

“What makes Nuru a great place to work is first and foremost its people. When you have a team like we do at Nuru that actively lives out the organization’s values (and humbly owns mistakes) a great work culture is inevitable.” – Emily McLaughlin, Nuru Chief Culture Officer

Nuru is proud to be among the 50 nonprofits organizations recognized on this list. This is the third time Nuru has received this honor. Nuru’s inclusive work culture and meaningful mission of poverty eradication empowers its team to drive lasting change. Staff carve out company time for fun, self-care, and team adventures. The organization strives to keep employees from reaching burnout by utilizing transparent internal communication systems and equitable organizational policies that ensure teams excel in their work and achieve work/life satisfaction.

“At Nuru our team is motivated by a shared mission, but we don’t choose that mission over our people. We take resiliency and staff care seriously at Nuru, knowing that a thriving team produces better results.”  -Aerie Changala, Nuru Chief Executive Officer 

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Established in 2008, Nuru is a 501(c)(3) organization and  a member of the Nuru Collective, a network of organizations with a shared vision of a world without cycles of unjust poverty, where resilience and hope are cultivated in the most marginalized communities. Through locally-led approaches, Nuru works in five countries in Africa: Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, and Ghana.