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Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership

Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership

Dr. Patton McDowell brings the best in career development and nonprofit leadership to each episode, helping you find the perfect nonprofit job and guiding you along the path to 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 240 nonprofits and their staff and board leaders. The show now features over 120 interviews with nonprofit leaders and experts in philanthropy, 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

123: 4 Steps to Breakthrough Marketing for Nonprofit Leaders (Cheryl Williams)

Sept. 16, 2021

123: 4 Steps to Breakthrough Marketing for Nonprofit Leaders (Cheryl Williams) SUMMARY In an environment when the term “hybrid” represents a new layer of complexity for nonprofit programming, fundraising and communications, …

122: How Nonprofit Leaders Can Jumpstart the Funder Partnership (Kelly Chopus)

Sept. 9, 2021

122: How Nonprofit Leaders Can Jumpstart the Funder Partnership (Kelly Chopus) SUMMARY The partnership between nonprofit leaders and their counterparts at grant-making organizations is a critical one, and Kelly Chopus unders…

120: Is Your Nonprofit Board Leading with Intent? (Jim Taylor)

Aug. 26, 2021

120: Is Your Nonprofit Board Leading with Intent? (Jim Taylor) SUMMARY As Jim Taylor shared on episode #35 of the Path Podcast , conversations around race and inclusion are more prevalent than ever in nonprofit meeting rooms…

119: Building A Career in Nonprofit Leadership (Elizabeth Abel)

Aug. 19, 2021

119: Building A Career in Nonprofit Leadership (Elizabeth Abel) SUMMARY As more talented professionals enter the nonprofit sector, they are looking for ways to develop their skills, find the best professional development opp…

118: Embracing the Power of Philanthropy as a Nonprofit Leader

Aug. 12, 2021

118: Embracing the Power of Philanthropy as a Nonprofit Leader SUMMARY Philanthropy is the lifeblood of nonprofit organizations, but the acquisition of charitable dollars can be a motivational barrier for many nonprofit lead…

117: 3 Keys to Effective Nonprofit Leadership (John Bennett)

Aug. 5, 2021

117: 3 Keys to Effective Nonprofit Leadership (John Bennett) SUMMARY The study of nonprofit leadership requires the review of a wide array of topics, skills and experiences, especially as you try to identify the keys to succ…