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Volume 2
March 2016
Philanthropy Media and The Michael Chatman Giving Show
Selects America's Top 25 Most Influential Philanthropy Experts

Paul Polizzotto, CEO, Ecomedia CBS (pictured right) is one of America's most influential philanthropy experts. 
AMERICA'S Top 25 Most Influential Philanthropy Experts
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After a month of voting, rigorous research and data analysis, it is time to announce the wildly anticipated list of the Top 25 Most Influential Philanthropy Experts for 2016. We release our newest edition of the Top 25 every Spring - it's a nice way to honor some of the hardest workers in our tight-knit community.
We asked our newsletter readers, social media followers and radio listeners to submit the names of Philanthropy Experts who are influencers in the charitable sector.
Of course, voting is only one part of the complex, mostly boring (but fun for us!) formula that goes into calculating what makes someone truly influential in philanthropy. Here's how we arrived at the rankings: We measured Vote Totals, Social Impact, and Traditional Influence for each person that received a vote. The Impact scores took into account only what someone has done within the last year to truly stay up-to-date as an influential philanthropy expert.
You'll notice that while there are still some movers and shakers from past years, there are quite a few new experts on the list! The competition for being one of the most influential experts in philanthropy is fierce!
So are you ready? Let's get to it!
The Official Top 25 Most Influential Philanthropy & Social Innovation Experts:

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1. Paul Polizzotto, President, Ecomedia CBS  

2. Sue Desmond Hellmann, President, Gates Foundation

3. Chris Anderson, Curator, TED 

4. Stacy Palmer, Editor, The Chronicle of Philanthropy

5. Jacob Harold, President, Guide Star

6. Diana Aviv, CEO and President, Feed America  

7. Dr. David King, Executive Director, Lake Institute on Faith and Givng

8. Sally Osberg, President, Skoll Foundation 

9. David Biemesdesfer President, Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers

10. Emmett Carson, President, Silicon Valley Community Foundation  

11. Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, Founder, Giving 2.0 & Andreessen Foundation  

12. Eugene Cochran, President, The Duke Endowment

13. Daniel Lee, Executive Director, Levi Strauss Foundation

14. Eileen Heisman, President, National Philanthropic Trust

15. Sherry Magill, Jesse Ball Dupont Fund

16. Javier Soto, President, The Miami Foundation 

17. Art Taylor, President, BBB Giving Alliance 

18. Linda Evans, President, The Meadows Foundation

19. Kathy Calvin, President, United Nations Foundation 

20. Wendy Steele, Founder of Impact 100 Women Giving Circles

21. Beth Kanter, Nonprofit Social & Digital Media Expert
22. Audrey Kintzi, Vice President of Development, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
23. Antonia Hernandez, President, California Community Foundation
24. Valaida Fulwood, Founder, Giving Back Project
25. Judy Belk, President, California Wellness Foundation
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Known as "The Philanthropy Connector," Michael Chatman is one of the most listened-to voices in philanthropy and social innovation with 306,000 followers on Twitter; provides market strategy for America's leading thought leaders in philanthropy and social innovation, and positions their message to achieve greater social impact.

Three-time Social Media Influencer of the year in philanthropy; Mr. Chatman, founder of Philanthropy Speakers Agency, host of #WHYiGIVE and The Giving Show, is credited with building one of the most popular brands in the philanthropic sector.
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