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Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership

Patton McDowell

Looking for your next nonprofit job? Want to lead a nonprofit organization? Dr. Patton McDowell ( brings the best in nonprofit career development to each episode, helping you find the perfect nonprofit opportunity and guiding you along the path to senior leadership in the philanthropic sector. Patton brings 30 years of nonprofit leadership, coaching and consulting experience, and shares best practices for individual and organizational success based on his work with over 250 nonprofit organizations and their staff and board leaders. Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership features more than 120 interviews with nonprofit leaders and philanthropy experts, as well as deep-dive solo episodes and other special editions. Hit subscribe, and accelerate your journey on a nonprofit career path that can change your life. Learn more at:

Recent Episodes

133: How to Improve Your Nonprofit Leadership Experience (Patton McDowell)November 25, 2021 Episode artwork 132: The Power of Donor Stewardship as a Nonprofit Leader (Caitlin Donley)November 18, 2021 Episode artwork 131: Paying it Forward as a Nonprofit Leader (Michael DeVaul)November 11, 2021 Episode artwork 130: How Do You Prepare for Nonprofit Leadership? (Manuel Campbell)November 04, 2021 Episode artwork 129: How to Retain Talent Through a Dynamic Nonprofit Organization (Keith Fishburne)October 28, 2021 Episode artwork 128: Leading Your Organization Through Strategic Execution (Logan Herring)October 21, 2021 Episode artwork 127: 5 Priorities of the Best Nonprofit Leaders (Patton McDowell)October 14, 2021 Episode artwork 126: Finding the Resources You Need as a Nonprofit Leader (Stephanie Minor)October 07, 2021 Episode artwork 125: The Surprising Gift of Doubt for Nonprofit Leaders (Marc Pitman)September 30, 2021 Episode artwork 124: How to Make Yourself an Outstanding Candidate for Nonprofit Leadership (Shana Plott)September 23, 2021 Episode artwork 123: 4 Steps to Breakthrough Marketing for Nonprofit Leaders (Cheryl Williams)September 16, 2021 Episode artwork 122: How Nonprofit Leaders Can Jumpstart the Funder Partnership (Kelly Chopus)September 09, 2021 Episode artwork 120: Is Your Nonprofit Board Leading with Intent? (Jim Taylor)August 26, 2021 Episode artwork 119: Building A Career in Nonprofit Leadership (Elizabeth Abel)August 19, 2021 Episode artwork 118: Embracing the Power of Philanthropy as a Nonprofit Leader (Charles Thomas)August 12, 2021 Episode artwork 117: 3 Keys to Effective Nonprofit Leadership (John Bennett)August 05, 2021 Episode artwork 116: Is It Time for a Capital Campaign? (Cindy Clark)July 29, 2021 Episode artwork 115: Need to Recharge Your Nonprofit Career Plan? (Patton McDowell)July 22, 2021 Episode artwork 114: Leadership, Track Record & Sustainability: How Does Your Nonprofit Stack Up? (Tom Lawrence)July 15, 2021 Episode artwork 113: How to Balance the Mission and the Business as a Nonprofit Leader (Jim Warren)July 08, 2021 Episode artwork 112: How to Shift the Nonprofit Narrative on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (Samara Hakim)July 01, 2021 Episode artwork 111: The Importance of Strategic Visioning as a Nonprofit Leader (Chris Jackson)June 24, 2021 Episode artwork 110: 3 Challenges All Nonprofit Leaders Will Face (Sheryl Aikman)June 17, 2021 Episode artwork 109: Next Generation Talent: Does Your Nonprofit Have a Plan? (Righteous Keitt)June 10, 2021 Episode artwork 108: What is Giving Done Right? (Phil Buchanan)June 08, 2021 Episode artwork