TheNonProfit Times named Susan N. Dreyfus, president and CEO of The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities as one of its Top 50 nonprofit leaders in its 2018 NPT Power & Influence issue. This is the third year that Dreyfus has been recognized by the publication—she was also recognized in 2015 and 2017.

“I am thrilled to be recognized once again by a publication that has such tremendous impact and reach across our sector,” noted Dreyfus. “The Alliance has worked hard in the past year in partnership with other members of the human services ecosystem, including the public and philanthropic sector, to foster a national dialogue on the state of the sector, particularly nonprofit, community-based organizations. Our efforts include the groundbreaking report, A National Imperative: Joining Forces to Strengthen Human Services in America, which illustrates the impact of community-based organizations, including our members, on the health, educational opportunities, economic opportunities, and safety and security of individuals and families across this nation. I am proud to work on behalf of a sector that is making such a tremendous contribution to a healthier, more productive and prosperous America.” 

According to The NonProfit Times article, “Impact investing, transparency and outcomes continue to be important elements moving the charitable sector. The 50 leaders highlighted in this 21st annual NPT Power & Influence Top 50 have distinguished themselves as initiators of concepts that will have legs and are already having impacts.” 

The 2018 honorees were selected from a group of roughly 300 top executives. A committee of The Nonprofit Times staff, contributors and executives were involved in the selection process.

“If it is possible to be pragmatic and also an innovator then Dreyfus is the complete package,” noted the publication. “She has worked national and local, which allows her to be a social sector influencer of larger systemic change. As chair of the Leadership 18, she has a hand in the national social service infrastructure, helping to reframe human services.”

View the full article and list online.