In the Top 10 at Number Six Out of 50 Nonprofits Nationwide
Washington, D.C. – For the fifth consecutive year, ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer has been named one of The Nonprofit Times’ “Top 50 Best Nonprofits to Work For.” ZERO jumped four spots in 2018, from number ten to number six, and is also ranked number two among small nonprofits on the list.
The majority of the nonprofit organizations ranked on this year’s list had one thing in common: longevity in their leadership roles. In fact, ZERO’s CEO Jamie Bearse has held the role for over five years, and has been with the organization for more than 15 years. His leadership and dedication to ZERO’s mission have been vital in ensuring a culture in which employees feel supported and challenged all while working toward a shared goal.
Training, communication, confidence in leadership, and fun at work were all additional factors that made up this year’s rankings. Providing critical patient support programs, protecting research funding, and educating men about the disease are just a few of the things ZERO’s dedicated employees work toward each day. It is all about the shared goal of ending prostate cancer, and ZERO is making progress. In March, the Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) – a program for which funding has led to three new treatments and a new diagnostic screening tool – was allocated $100M, the highest level since 2001. This historic advancement in research funding would not have been possible without ZERO’s efforts in coordination with the actions of passionate advocates from around the country.
“We are thrilled to be ranked as one of the best nonprofits to work for for the fifth consecutive year,” said ZERO CEO Jamie Bearse. “This ranking is a testament to our dedicated staff, whose passion for working on behalf of men battling prostate cancer is unrivaled. Every day ZERO and our advocates are making strides in our mission to end prostate cancer, increasing research funding, and providing critical patient support.”
An increase in PCRP funding is just one of the accomplishments ZERO has spearheaded in the last two decades. ZERO pioneered free early detection with two mobile screening units that tested more than 125,000 men in high-risk communities. In the past few years, ZERO has educated thousands of men through the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk series with annual events in more than 40 cities nationwide. Additionally, ZERO launched a one-on-one patient support service, ZERO360, that has helped provide resources to more than 600 men on their prostate cancer journey.
ZERO’s culture of courage and transparency encourages alignment among teams and helps employees create impact and fulfill their passion to help men and their families. To read more about ZERO’s ranking, view the article here.
About ZERO — The End of Prostate Cancer
ZERO — The End of Prostate Cancer is the leading national nonprofit with the mission to end prostate cancer and help all who are impacted. ZERO advances research, provides support, and creates solutions to achieve health equity to meet the most critical needs of our community. From early detection to survivorship, ZERO is the premier resource for prostate cancer patients and their families to access comprehensive support, make meaningful connections, and take action to save lives. Our dedicated national and chapter staff is joined with a growing team of passionate volunteer champions to increase advocacy, awareness, and community engagement to ZERO out prostate cancer. ZERO is recognized with four out of four stars by Charity Navigator and accredited by the Better Business Bureau. ZERO spends more on programs than any other prostate cancer charity, dedicating 85 cents of every dollar to support, education, and research.