CCFA (Crohn's & Colitis Foundation)

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Excellent Skill Builder

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Endurance Manager
Current Employee - Endurance Manager

I have been working at CCFA (Crohn's & Colitis Foundation) full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

This position is great if you want to build your skills. It is not an easy job and not one for someone that wants 9-5, M-F. You will learn a lot about everything. There is a little travel (to great places) involved. You will build great relationships with fantastic people. Management is helpful and tries to coach you to succeed. Most people have a real passion for the mission.

Cons

Sometimes irregular/long hours. Technology issues. Pressure to meet specific goals.

Advice to Management

Acknowledge the hard work of the professional staff more. Even those that don't make their goals. We all work extremely hard.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Walk Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Walk Manager
    Current Employee - Walk Manager

    I have been working at CCFA (Crohn's & Colitis Foundation) full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working to fulfill the mission and meeting some incredible families along the way. Establishing relationships with constituents and seeing how your day to day work positively impacts their life is the one inspiring thing about working for CCFA.

    Cons

    -There is little to no support when you start with CCFA. You will go through several routine conference calls to introduce databases, social media policies, mission, etc. However other than this, don't expect training or guidance from your superiors. Sink or swim. -Support from national staff and chapter staff is VERY limited. If you join CCFA expect to run a one-man show. This is not an environment that encourages team work or camaraderie. You will be responsible for a yielding a significant amount of revenue for the foundation with little to no support. If you do meet your budget goals, don't expect to be rewarded or even acknowledged for your accomplishment or hard work. -Investing in current staff (via professional growth opportunities, work-life balance, compensation, etc.) is not a priority. -Unfortunately there is an overwhelming sense of frustration among staff at CCFA due to lack of appreciation, resources, & support from national staff. This sentiment can be deflating and quite frankly, a shame. Typically one goes into the non-profit sector to make a positive mark on the world... don't expect to gain this from working for CCFA.

    Advice to Management

    If your employees to good to the organization, do good to those employees. Investing in staff can only lead to long term improvement, increased efficiency and success.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great cause, great volunteers, great field staff, poor management!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CCFA (Crohn's & Colitis Foundation) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The cause is incredibly important and volunteers are passionate! The work is rewarding because of these two factors.

    Cons

    There is a lot of turnover at CCFA because of poor management. Open positions are often filled by internal staff (sometimes with a promotion and sometimes through a division of work). Promotions happen even if the staff member is not yet qualified for the position. This kind of decision-making perpetuates the cycle of bad management. Once promoted, new management does not receive training, nor do they have resources to turn to when a problem does arise. HR does not seem experienced enough, nor do they have the resources to be fully effective because they have a very small staff and are only located in the HQ office. People are worked hard, goals are almost always just above what is reasonable, and upper management thinks pushing harder is the way to motivate staff. Upper management is often out-of-state and because they are spread so thin rarely has time to strategize or get to know employees or their territory. Worse than out-of-state upper management is bad management at the chapter level. The review process for managers includes revenue benchmarks, but no standards for staff contentment. I've seen these reviews as an employee and as a manager and am disappointed by their lack of effectiveness. I was promoted three times with CCFA, but now I wish I had just left sooner. I've seen two "restructures" in the three years I've been here and each time more funding is cut, resources are stretched tighter, and a lack of communication handed down to staff regarding changes.

    Advice to Management

    Review the many exit interviews left behind and make changes to create a better environment.


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