Five from Mass. Cited as Most Influential among U.S. Nonprofits
August 2, 2018 Five Massachusetts nonprofit professionals, four of them men, have been named among the 50 most powerful and influential nonprofit leaders in the country, according to an annual ranking released this week.
Twenty-three of the remaining 45 people named to this year's NPT Power & Influence Top 50, compiled by The NonProfit Times (NPT), are women.
While only one out of the five Massachusetts leaders named to the list is a womanRay Madoff, a professor at Boston College Law School in Newton61% of the approximately 32,000 nonprofit organizations in Massachusetts are led by women.
Unlike the four Massachusetts men on this year's list, Madoff does not lead a nonprofit organization.
The publication noted that Madoff "has become the go-to person for the counter-point argument when it comes to donor-advised funds. Her ideas are starting to influence lawmakers who see a big pot of unreachable, often stagnant dollars."
Madoff was one of two Massachusetts women named to the list last year. All four of the men on this year's listing were on last year's list.
This year's 50 names were culled from about 300 by a committee of NPT staff, contributors, and a few executives "plugged into executive movement." To make the list, the leaders "must have had an impact during the previous 12 months."
Also on this year's listing from Massachusetts were: