NonProfit Times Releases 2017 ‘Power & Influence’ Top 50 List

NonProfit Times Releases 2017 ‘Power & Influence’ Top 50 List

The NonProfit Times, a leading nonprofit business publication, has released its twentieth annual Power and Influence Top 50 list.

This year, fifteen newcomers were added to the list, while eight executives returned to the list after at least a year’s absence. This year’s newcomers include Fred Blackwell, CEO of the San Francisco Foundation; Laura Callanan, founding partner of Upstart Co-Lab; James Canales, president and trustee of the Barr Foundation; Raj Jayadev, co-founder of Silicon Valley De-Bug and A.C. Justice Project; Cristina Jiménez, executive director and co-founder of the United We Dream Network; Patrick W. Lawler, CEO of Youth Villages; Ray Madoff, professor at Boston College Law School; Rebecca Masisak, CEO of TechSoup Global; Heather C. McGhee, president of Demos; Tracy Palandjian, CEO and co-founder of Social Finance; Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International; Nancy Roob, president and CEO of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation; Lawrence "Muzzy" Rosenblatt, president and CEO of the Bowery Residents Committee; Douglas Rutzen, president and CEO of the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law; and Julia Stasch, president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Leaders who returned to the list after an absence of at least a year include Tim Delaney, president and CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits; Susan N. Dreyfus, president and CEO of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities; Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International; Robert Greenstein, founder and president of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; Jacqueline Novogratz, founder of Acumen; Michelle Nunn, president and CEO of CARE USA; Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America; and Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Several of this year's honorees have been on the list at least ten times. They include Diana Aviv, CEO, Feeding America (fifteen); Emmett Carson, president and CEO, Silicon Valley Community Foundation (seventeen); Brian Gallagher, president and CEO, United Way Worldwide (fifteen); and John H. Graham IV, president and CEO, ASAE/The Center for Association Leadership (fifteen).