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Leading a nonprofit organizaation is challenging. Authority to make decisons is shared, the missions address our nation's and the world's most challengin problems and competition for resources is fierce. Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership Podcast contains practical wisdom and information to help nonprofit leaders succeed and produce incredible resultsl.

Practical & Pleasant

Enjoyed the episode profiling the upcoming cancer research fundraising South Pole trek and find Patton’s even-keeled interview style refreshing, especially with breathless and insistent interviewers seeming to be the norm.

Practical without being dumbed down.

I love how this podcast balances practical and simple-to-apply information with fascinating and relevant concepts. That balance is tough to achieve and Patton’s thoughtful conversation with his guests hits the mark!

Practical and actionable advice

Patton’s features some amazing guests on the show and it’s evident he’s very methodical about the questions he asks each of them to get to the root of their expertise. The rich advice shared in this podcast is practical, actionable and tailored to nonprofit leaders. Great podcast!

Great advice and learnings - regardless of nonprofit tenure!

These podcasts are a fantastic (and free!) professional and leadership development resource for those in, or thinking of joining, the nonprofit sector, regardless of where to are on your nonprofit career journey. A diverse array of topics and voices, all curated thoughtfully by Patton. He does a great job of summarizing, highlighting, and connecting the key concepts his guests share. Give them a listen and share with your teams, colleagues and especially anyone you’re mentoring / developing in the NP sector!

Perfect for busy nonprofit managers

Well-curated conversations and guests for the busy nonprofit manager. Practical and interesting.

Great thought leadership

I’ve always appreciated Payton’s perspective. He’s knowledgeable and insightful. Not ego driven (like some in this space can be) The only challenge is we get to interact just a few times a year. His podcast allows me to keep up to date on trends and hear from experts in the field.

Great content

Patton is a great host who regularly provides excellent content for our industry. It was a pleasure to be on as a guest and I can’t wait to check out prior episodes.

Vital content for every emerging to the most senior nonprofit leader

No other podcast offers such focused and vital content for anyone in the philanthropic sector. If you are an emerging leader looking to advance your career or the most seasoned executive eager to hear advice and shared experiences faced every day, this is your “go to” podcast!

Amy Burkett

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this podcast. Patton does an amazing job equipping non profit leaders. It seems every episode is better than his last. I highly recommend it to anyone looking to go to the next level.

Insightful and Inspiring: A Must-Listen for Nonprofit Leaders

"Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership" is a valuable podcast for aspiring and existing nonprofit leaders. The interviews with prominent leaders from diverse sectors offer inspiration, practical guidance, and actionable takeaways. The production quality is excellent, and Patton's engaging style keeps you captivated throughout. Highly recommend for anyone in, or aspiring to be in, the nonprofit sector or a leadership position!

Don’t miss an episode!

Always good flow between Patton McDowell and person(s) he is talking, with plus discussion with very usable information… even step by step points along the way. Non-Profit folks can benefit from every pod-cast.

Nonprofit Nuggets

Patton's podcast has heaps of nonprofit gold for nonprofit leaders! If you are looking to enter into or advance within nonprofit leadership then this is your listening space. :) He also has meaningful questions for his guests and is an excellent podcast host! - Holly Rustick, Grant Writing & Funding

Insightful interviews

I listened to last Thursday’s episode with Manuel Campbell and he had some great insight into nonprofit leadership and what it takes to go from a side passion project to a fully-developed plan that can impact the community at large. Manuel’s childhood, growing up with entrepreneurial-minded mentors, really resonated with me as a small-business owner and grabbed my attention from the first five minutes of the episode. Patton asked thought-provoking questions which allowed Manuel to respond with great detail on his experiences - a true testament to his hosting.

A true expert in the nonprofit sector

Patton is a leader in this space and this podcast showcases his expertise. You can tell that he prepares for each episode and has a wide variety of guests. I look forward to listening to a new episode every week on my walks!

#Nonprofit #leaders: tune into the Path.

What a tremendous resource for nonprofit leaders. Patton McDowell dives deep allowing guests to thoughtfully discuss critical topics for leaders. Thank you!

Great podcast for nonprofit professionals!

There are so many different podcasts regarding the nonprofit and social sector that it’s hard to narrow down. Patton’s podcast is directly aimed at nonprofit professionals (current and aspiring). If you are a nonprofit professional and want to become a better nonprofit professional, this is a podcast you definitely should subscribe and listen. I’ve learned so much just after just a couple of episodes!

Well worth a listen!

Patton gives a great interview. He’s affirming, interested and knowledgeable about nonprofits and brings out the best in his guests.You’ll find these interviews enjoyable and informative. You’ll leave better informed about how to be an effective nonprofit later.

Awesome Podcast!!!!

Patton, host of the Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership podcast, highlights all aspects of _ and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Empowering, insightful and actionable! 🙌

Whether you’re well established as someone who can translate creative energy into the impact you want to have on the world, or just getting started as a catalyst for change - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Dr. Patton does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving nonprofit and life you can be proud of - with leaders who’ve actually walked the path. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

Great stuff!

This podcast is such a useful tool for people in the field of fundraising! The content is relevant. The host is engaging. The guests are experienced and knowledgeable. Thank you, Patton!

Building a Culture of Philanthropy at Your Non-Profit

Stamie Despo is a phenomenal fundraiser, especially when it comes to building relationships! Follow her advice and it will take you far!

Excellent resource for any non-profit professional

Patton’s authentic approach and fundamentals in coaching have paid huge dividends for our board and me personally. I’m looking forward to gaining more insights and wisdom from your podcast. Michael Ward

Great resource!

This is great for nonprofit professional development. Real stories from real leaders in the field. A terrific resource!

Helpful suggestions!

Great to hear from real people doing the day to day work.

Real conversations

Relevant topics and talk about the work in Philanthropy.

Excellent resource for nonprofits

Patton and his team have exceptional expertise on all things related to nonprofit leadership, fundraising, and best practices. I'm thrilled to have this resource!

Great info from a great nonprofit leader!

Patton has created a wonderful resource for continued professional development in the nonprofit field.

Great resource!

What a great resource for our nonprofit community - accessible and quality professional development. Thanks Patton and team!

Best info on nonprofits

Really like the nature of Patton’s interviews - he’s going for the practical topics that I can use as I ponder my next nonprofit job