NonProfit Times names 2020 'Top 50' influencers

NonProfit Times names 2020 'Top 50' influencers

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

This year's list features twelve newcomers and seven executives who are returning to the list after an absence of at least a year.

The newcomers include Sylvia Acevedo, CEO, Girl Scouts of the USA; Yolanda Coentro, president and CEO, Institute for Nonprofit Practice; Cindy Cohn, executive director, Electronic Frontier Foundationr; Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO, Feeding America; Alicia Garza, co-founder, Black Lives Matter; Sharon Greenberger, CEO, YMCA of Greater New York; Dean Karlan, professor of economics and finance, Northwestern University; Nicole Lamoureux, president and CEO, National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics; Gail McGovern, president and CEO, American Red Cross; Cynthia Muller, director of mission investments, W.K. Kellogg Foundation; Rashad Robinson, president, Color of Change; and Rajiv Shah, president, Rockefeller Foundation.

Nonprofit leaders returning to the list after an absence of at least a year include Echoing Green president Cheryl Dorsey; Bill Gates, co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Robin Hood CEO Wes Moore; Rob Reich, co-director of the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at Stanford University; Lorie Slutsky, president of the New York Community Trust; Equal Justice Institute founder and executive director Bryan Stevenson; and Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation.

Four of this year's honorees have been included on the list at least ten times. They are Brian Gallagher, president and CEO, United Way Worldwide (eighteen appearances); Gates (fourteen appearances); Melanie L. Herman, executive director, Nonprofit Risk Management Center (twelve appearances); and Michelle Nunn, president and CEO of CARE USA (eleven appearances).

Candid executive vice president Jacob Harold, who made his first appearance as the head of GuideStar, was named to the list for a seventh consecutive year.

Paul Clolery. "Nonprofit leaders answer the call amid pandemic, social unrest." NonProfit Times 07/30/2020.