International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Voted a ‘Best Nonprofit to Work For’ for Fourth Year

April 1, 2024

CHICAGO (April 1, 2024) – The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) today announced it has been named a 2024 Best Nonprofit to Work For by The NonProfit Times. This is the fourth time the organization has been awarded this distinction, having earned the honor in 2011, 2021, and 2023.

The Fellowship ranked #5 overall according to the Times’ 2024 rankings of 50 organizations nationwide (19th place in 2023, and 35th place in 2021). Among medium-sized employers, The Fellowship ranked 3rd out of 24 (7th in 2023 and 13th in 2021). This is the Fellowship’s highest ranking to date.

The NonProfit Times partnerswith Best Companies Group (BCG) annually to identify nonprofit organizations where leaders have excelled in creating quality workplaces. Nonprofits across the U.S. completed a two-part survey process, including a review of their workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics, and completed an employee survey to measure the employee experience. BCG managed the overall process, analyzed the data, and determined the ranking.

“One of our greatest sources of pride is our team’s diversity. In a world of animosity and isolationism, The Fellowship’s incredible geographic, racial, religious, and personal diversity is proof that doing good unifies everyone. We have all come together to share one mission of helping others,” said Fellowship President and CEO, Yael Eckstein. “Being awarded this honor for a third time in four years confirms the exceptional work of our team at every level, every day. We value each other and all the work we accomplish.”

The Fellowship, which sprang into action immediately following the devastating attacks in Israel on October 7, provided more than $19 million in emergency aid and assistance to hundreds of thousands of Israelis affected and their families during the first three months of the war.

“In a year where we have witnessed unimaginable tragedy and darkness, every single one of our team members help us bring so much light into the world on a daily basis,” Eckstein added. “All the lifesaving care we provide to Jewish communities in Israel and globally is only possible because of our team’s impressive dedication, hard work, and unity. Leading an organization that is so collaborative and mission-focused across multiple continents is the honor of a lifetime.”

“When Jews around the world are more in need than ever, strategically implemented care and organizational adaptability is essential to fulfilling our global mission,” said Robin Van Etten, Global COO of The Fellowship. “From walking into the office every morning or being on a call with staff 6,500 miles away, I feel we have one heart and one team committed to excellence. I am always blown away by how our staff values every team member, donor, and beneficiary with deep respect. We have truly saved so many lives in the past year alone, and I am blessed to help lead this one-of-a-kind organization.”

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