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Our Recent Victories

WELC’s secret to success is tried and true: take a small but connected and determined force–WELC’s staff–give them a powerful lever–the law–and you can change the world.

Below are case and project specific victories. You can also read our most recent Victory Report publication.

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WELC: An Outside Magazine Best Place to Work for the fifth year running in 2023!

WELC believes in taking care of people. Our policies provide for generous vacation time, great benefits, and a strong culture of camaraderie. We’re small enough that we all know and care about each other but big enough to take down powerful corporate polluters and government scofflaws. We get to do high-level, large-scale work and execute it in places we know and love to explore. For these reasons and more, Outside Magazine named us as a best place to work for the fifth year in a row in 2023!

WELC: A 2023 NonProfit Times best nonprofit to work for!

The NonProfit Times, the leading business publication for nonprofit management, named WELC a best nonprofit to work for in 2023! This recognition takes into account personnel policies such as salary, vacation, and health insurance benefits. It also measures the cultures of applicant organizations, how happy staff truly are, how dedicated employees feel and how management supports them. We’re proud to receive this recognition, and we are always striving to improve our workplace so our talented attorneys and support staff can make the strongest possible difference for our environment and communities. Read more about the methodology here!

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WELC: 2023 Oregon Business Magazine #11 best small nonprofit to work for in Oregon!

WELC offers incredible work-life balance and tons of job flexibility, which among other things led Oregon Business Magazine to award us as one of Oregon’s best nonprofits to work for in 2023. We truly care for one another here, and management takes care of staff not only because kindness is a way of life at WELC, but also because our people are our greatest resource. We want people to stick around, have more fun, and do more good with the WELC team. Read more here.

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