Posted 08/05/2010 - 03:32:04pm by Terry Nagel
Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Civic Ventures, has been named to The NonProfit Times’ 2010 list of the 50 most powerful and influential individuals in the nonprofit sector. Civic Ventures is the nonprofit organization that publishes Encore.org.
The NonProfit Times (NPT) notes that Freedman “took a spin-off of Public Private Ventures and made it more prominent than the original. He put the notion of ‘encore careers’ on the map and is a much sought-after speaker and thinker. He also created Experience Corps , one of the more successful national service ventures.
The “Power & Influence Top 50” list is based on nominations from the editorial staff of the publication, its contributing editors, suggestions from former nominees and “a few selected, plugged-in people,” according to Paul Clolery, NPT publisher.
This is the 13th year that NPT has published the list, honoring executives “selected for the impact they have now and for the innovative plans they are putting in place to evolve the charitable sector.”
Clolery notes that this year’s list is weighted with leaders in technology and social entrepreneurs. Among the individuals being honored for the first time are Cheryl Dorsey, president of Echoing Green Foundation, whom NPT calls “a rock star when it comes to helping social entrepreneurs find seed funding and technical support”; Bill Drayton, CEO and founder of Ashoka, a longtime champion of social entrepreneurs; Wendy Harman, social media manager for the American Red Cross, who used social media to help reshape the organization; and Benjamin Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP, who “put the NAACP’s house back in order in a hurry and is now moving to a broader agenda.”