Wisconsin Chapter Receives
Top Workplace Award
The Business Journal of Milwaukee presented the National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Wisconsin Chapter with a Top Milwaukee Workplace award. The Chapter was one of 44 southeast Wisconsin businesses to be recognized out of nearly 100 companies that were nominated. The Business Journal published the following overview and photo in its Top Milwaukee Workplace special section on Friday, August 20, 2010.
Type of business: Mobilizes people and resources to drive research and provide services for individuals diagnosed with multiple sclerosis
Year founded: 1978
Owners: Nonprofit organization
Top executive: Colleen Kalt
Annual revenue: $4.8 million
Employee perks: The Society offers a “great” work environment, free parking, on-site kitchen, flexible scheduling to support work-life balance, team-centered culture, casual Fridays, robust training with more than 450 courses available online plus educational webcasts and conferences, and a comprehensive benefits package. Each Thursday, staff comes together at a “stand-up” meeting to celebrate successes of the chapter’s mission.
Why we rank: “Even with its focus squarely on the mission (85 percent of all revenue generated in 2009 supported MS research and support services for people with multiple sclerosis), the leadership team of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Wisconsin Chapter has been able to create an enviable work environment that consistently attracts top talent. Part of the attraction, undoubtedly, is a company culture that teaches teamwork and values volunteers. Additionally, the chapter encourages career development and internal promotions. Half of the current staff has experienced promotions during their career with the organization.”
Why the National Multiple Sclerosis Society ranks: “The leadership team...has been able to create an enviable work environment that consistently attracts top talent.”
Published in the August 20, 2010 edition of The Business Journal of Milwaukee