The list recognizes each leader’s ability to innovate and inspire
ROCKVILLE, MD — The NonProfit Times, a leading publication for nonprofit management, has named Goodwill Industries International President and CEO Jim Gibbons to its annual list of the country’s top executives in the sector. The 2017 Power & Influence Top 50 recognizes leaders for their innovation, their influence, and their ability to create dynamic organizational models that can be replicated throughout the industry. Gibbons was also named to the Power & Influence Top 50 in 2014 and 2015.
The Nonprofit Times recognizes Gibbons’ efforts in promoting social impact investment through the development and coordination of a loan fund that allows local, independent Goodwill® organizations to establish new or revitalize existing Goodwill retail operations. Through the sale of donated goods in more than 3,200 stores throughout the United States and Canada, Goodwill organizations create jobs and provide job training and support services for members of the community.
“It is an honor to be recognized alongside so many of the country’s best and brightest leaders in the nonprofit sector,” Gibbons said. “For more than 115 years, Goodwill has been a social enterprise leader. Today, because of the forward thinking and commitment to service demonstrated by these leaders, Goodwill continues to service communities around the United States and Canada, while pushing the envelope to help more people learn the skills they need to be successful and support their families.”
The 2017 honorees were selected from approximately 300 top executives by The NonProfit Times committee of staff, contributors and industry experts, and each executive chosen for the Top 50 was required to have demonstrable achievements in the past year. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Power & Influence Top 50, and all honorees were celebrated at the 13th annual NPT Power & Influence Top 50 Gala in September at The National Press Club in Washington, DC.
About Goodwill Industries International
Goodwill Industries International (GII) is a network of 162 community-based, autonomous organizations in the United States and Canada with a presence in 13 other countries. GII is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that is recognized by GuideStar with its Platinum Seal of Approval, the organization’s highest rating for charities. GII was also ranked by Enso as the #1 brand doing the most good in the world for two consecutive years, and was the only nonprofit brand rated in Forbes’ 20 most inspiring companies for three consecutive years. Local Goodwill organizations are innovative and sustainable social enterprises that create job training programs, employment placement and other community-based programs by selling donated clothing and household items in more than 3,200 stores collectively and online at shopgoodwill.com®. Local Goodwill organizations also build revenue and create jobs by contracting with businesses and government to provide a wide range of commercial services, including packaging and assembly, food services preparation, and document imaging and shredding. Last year, local Goodwill organizations collectively placed more than 313,000 people in employment in the United States and Canada. In addition, more than 35 million people used computers and mobile devices to access Goodwill education, training, mentoring and online learning services to strengthen their skills, and more than 2 million people received in person services. To learn more, visit goodwill.org.
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