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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Vice President Reviews

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Dr. Preston Campbell
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Pros
  • You can feel good knowing you are helping families that are trying to find a cure for themselves or their loved ones (in 6 reviews)

  • Great cause and families to work with, opportunity for growth and networking as well as a flexible schedule for meetings and field employees (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Many long hours, however worth if for the mission of the organization (in 10 reviews)

  • Pay isn't great but that is expected from a non-profit (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Highly innovative, results-oriented nonprofit, best in class, 1st to develop pioneering "venture philanthropy" biz model"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Vice President in Bethesda, MD
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    I have been working at Cystic Fibrosis Foundation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Highly innovative
    -Entrepreneurial culture
    -First charity to develop "venture philanthropy" business model recognized by Forbes, Fortune, Harvard Business School, Wall Street Journal and the New York Times
    -Developed drug to treat 4% of patients with disease; approved by FDA in 2012
    -Very results oriented
    -Very efficent; 90 cents of every dollar goes to medical research
    -Relentless in drive to find a cure for cystic fibrosis

    Cons

    -Extremely intense and taxing pace of work
    -Some employees become burned out
    -A very atypical nonprofit -- runs very much like a "for profit" (also "pro")
    -Very bottom-line driven (this is also a "pro")

    Advice to Management

    Create more career pathways for entry level employees, many of whom must leave for career advancement.