For the last 15 years, The NonProfit Times has honored leaders in the nonprofit sector, from NGOs and foundations alike. In announcing its latest list of the sector's top executives and strategists, the publication said: "Today's leaders have found the way to innovate and manage through these evolving structures. Many of the challenges of 15 years ago have re-emerged – homelessness, unemployment, healthcare – and nonprofits will prove to be right in the thick of these areas as is typical."
Worthington was honored for his work on the evolution of international development stakeholders, such as connecting civil society with the private sector, and for his leadership on such issues as protesting the CIA's use of vaccination programs for non-humanitarian purposes. InterAction is the largest alliance of international NGOs doing humanitarian and development work abroad.
"As president of InterAction, I am thrilled to be included on this prestigious list. Our members play an essential role in tackling the difficult challenges of our times and ensuring that the world's most marginalized populations are able to thrive. We are grateful that our work is being honored in this way," said Worthington.
Worthington and the other awardees will be honored at a ceremony at the National Press Club next month.