For 18 years, The Nonprofit Times (NPT) has selected executives who represent the year's most significant nonprofit innovators in their Power and Influence Top 50. This year, the list includes three NCG members all of different giving capacities. Among the 50 were Silicon Valley Community Foundation, GuideStar and the Ford Foundation. NPT staff, contributors and executives made up the committee who selected the honorees.
These three NCG members and the remaining 47 will be honored next month at the annual NPT Power & Influence Top 50 Gala at The National Press Club in Washington, D.C with one honoree being named the NPT Innovator of the Year award.
Congratulations to our members!!
Emmett Caron, President & CEO, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Carson has built SVCF into the 13th largest single grantmaker internationally. Philanthropy is global and multi-purpose, what he calls "both/and" not "either/or." An example is when the foundation decides to stay out of a situation but still is involved because its donors are giving through SVCF.
Jacob Harold, CEO, GuideStar
Many CEOs at nonprofits wring their hands and bemoan donors making decisions based on overhead ratios. Harold is doing something about it. It's about offering donors something else. It's about impact and GuideStar is leading the evolution with more than 40,000 nonprofits involved in GuideStar Exchange.
Darren Walker, President & CEO, Ford Foundation
Walker knows you can't litigate social justice and have it stick. He's getting his own hands dirty, making big bets on education and culture to develop economic opportunities. And, he built the coalition of foundations that helped Detroit emerge from bankruptcy.