2014-12: The National Institute of Aerospace honored as a Best Nonprofits to Work For 2014 by The NonProfit Times

2014-12: The National Institute of Aerospace honored as a Best Nonprofits to Work For 2014 by The NonProfit Times

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         April 17, 2014

Harla Sherwood

National Institute of Aerospace, Hampton, Va.



NIA Release:  2014-12


The National Institute of Aerospace honored as a Best Nonprofits to Work For 2014 by The NonProfit Times


Hampton, Va – On Tuesday, April 1, 2014 the NonProfit Times released its national list of the 2014 Best Nonprofits to Work For. The National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) placed 12th among all nonprofits in the United States and 5th among medium nonprofits (50-249 employees).


The Best Nonprofits to Work For program is one that is open to all nonprofits with 501(c)(3) status that have a facility with a minimum of 15 employees, in the United States. The assessment process was managed for The NonProfits Times by Best Companies Group (BCG) in Harrisburg, PA, an independent workplace research firm specializing in identifying and recognizing great places to work throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.  BCG utilized an 81-question survey to collect information about benefits, policies, practices and other information regarding the work environment, which comprised 25 percent of an organization’s overall evaluation. The other 75 percent of the evaluation was derived from a confidential 76-question employee Engagement & Satisfaction Survey.


“NIA likely ranked at the top, not only because we offer competitive pay and great benefits, but also due to the team-oriented and collaborative nature of our workforce,” said Cathy Hopkins, Director of Human Resources.  “We value the feedback received from the survey and continuously look for areas to improve upon to make NIA an even better and more rewarding place to work.”


“We are honored and proud to be recognized by The NonProfit Times as a 2014 Best Nonprofit to Work For,” said Dr. Douglas Stanley, President and Executive Director. “We consider our employees to be our greatest strength and make every effort to treat them with respect and to reward their efforts.  I am so very pleased that they value the culture of collaboration that we have created.”

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About the National Institute of Aerospace:


The National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) is a non-profit research and graduate education institute headquartered in Hampton, Virginia, near NASA’s Langley Research Center. NIA’s mission is to conduct leading-edge aerospace and atmospheric research, develop new technologies for the nation and help inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.


NIA was formed in 2002 by a consortium of research universities to ensure a national capability to support NASA’s mission by expanding collaboration with academia and leveraging expertise inside and outside NASA. NIA performs research in a broad range of disciplines including space exploration, systems engineering, nanoscale materials science, flight systems, aerodynamics, air traffic management, aviation safety, planetary and space science, and global climate change. For more information, please visit,




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