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Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership

Patton McDowell

Dr. Patton McDowell brings the best in professional development and productivity to each episode, helping you find the perfect nonprofit job and guiding you along the path to leadership in the charitable 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 220 nonprofits and their staff and board leaders. You’ll learn how to assess and plan the nonprofit career that’s right for you, and how to maximize the 7 “stops” along the Path and the 10 skills and experiences necessary for nonprofit leadership. The show features interviews with nonprofit leaders and productivity 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.

Recent Episodes

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 107: How To Engage The 3 Distinct Types of Funders (Sybil Ackerman-Munson)June 03, 2021 Episode artwork 106: Failure is What It’s All About (Steven Lavine)May 27, 2021 Episode artwork 105: The Nonprofit Leader’s Guide to Demystifying Donor Advised Funds (Catherine Warfield)May 20, 2021 Episode artwork 104: The 3 Dimensions of All Nonprofit Board Challenges (Mary Hiland)May 13, 2021 Episode artwork 103: Effective Nonprofit Leadership in a Virtual World (Heather Burright)May 11, 2021 Episode artwork 102: Leading A Nonprofit Through Dramatic Growth (Rob Harter)May 06, 2021 Episode artwork 101: How to Energize Your Nonprofit’s Social Media (Dana Snyder)April 29, 2021 Episode artwork 100: Leadership Lessons from the First 100 Episodes (Patton McDowell)April 22, 2021 Episode artwork 99: Moving Through the Pandemic: What Do We Do Now? (Michael Marsicano)April 20, 2021 Episode artwork 98: Embracing Kinship as a Nonprofit Leader (Charlie Elberson, Diane Gavarkavich, Whitney Feld) April 15, 2021 Episode artwork 97: Nonprofit Leaders: When is it Time to Leave? (Kathy Ridge) April 08, 2021 Episode artwork 96: Getting a Grip on Uncertainty as a Nonprofit Leader (Gail Bower) April 06, 2021 Episode artwork 95: Adapting Your Plan to Nonprofit Leadership (Bob Carter) April 01, 2021 Episode artwork 94: Can Nonprofit Leaders Bring An Equity Lens to their Strategic Planning? (Anna Dewar Gully)March 25, 2021 Episode artwork 93: Leadership Lessons from The Duke Endowment (Rhett Mabry) March 23, 2021 Episode artwork 92: The 4 Stages of Nonprofit Leadership (Ben Mohler) March 18, 2021 Episode artwork