Susan Dreyfus headshotThe Alliance for Strong Families and Communities is pleased to announce that its president and CEO, Susan Dreyfus, has again been named to The NonProfit Times Power & Influence Top 50 list of nonprofit leaders. Dreyfus also was recognized in the Top 50 in 2015.

In addition, Patrick W. Lawler, CEO of Alliance member Youth Villages in Memphis, Tennessee, also was named to the Top 50.

“It is an honor to be included with such an esteemed group of colleagues, whom I have such respect and admiration for. This is also wonderful recognition for the Alliance, our network members, and our team,” said Dreyfus. “Every day, we are focused on accelerating the excellence, distinction and influence of our network, so they can be vital contributors to our shared vision of creating a healthy and equitable society in communities across the country. We strive to demonstrate the greatness of our sector so all people can reach their full potential.”

According to The NonProfit Times article, “The 50 leaders highlighted in this 20th annual NPT Power & Influence Top 50 have distinguished themselves as initiators of concepts that will have legs and are already having impact.” The 2017 honorees were selected from a group of roughly 300 top executives. A committee of The NonprofitTimes staff, contributors and a few executives were involved in the selection process.

The article also noted, “Nonprofit executives must have the acumen to understand what data means and have the ability to pivot. Partnerships are now sought, as need grows exponentially and traditional sources of funding are evaporating. Say good-bye to federal block grants and other traditional forms of contracting with federal and state governments. It’s no longer philanthropy. It’s social good and that often involves a profit for organizations and in some cases “donors.” Impact investing and social impact bonds got off to a slow start but are now accelerating as viable funding sources. Social entrepreneurs are developing new revenue streams and are becoming integral elements of the development process.”

View the full article and list online.