WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas
26 Nov 2013 | Commentary

Washingtonian Magazine Names WOLA as One of DC’s “50 Great Places to Work”

In the non-profit sector today, having good intentions simply isn’t enough. Organizations need to be well-managed in order to be effective.

Last week, WOLA was humbled and excited to learn that we were named by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the capital’s “50 Great Places to Work.” We are not a huge shop, but we punch above our weight as an organization. In fact, we were the smallest organization ever chosen for this honor and one of few nonprofits selected in a competition that was “the toughest since [the Washingtonian] started ‘Great Places to Work’ in 1999.”

This recognition means a lot to WOLA staff, who use their creativity and skills to make Latin America a safer and more just place. “WOLA has a unique way of supporting courageous people who are facing some of the toughest issues imaginable,” says Senior Fellow Kathy Gille. This is exactly why WOLA is a great place to work.

We also believe that our mission to promote human rights, democracy, and social justice in Latin America is of critical importance, so we work hard to make sure that WOLA is sustainably and efficiently run in order to have the greatest impact possible.