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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:
142: Understanding the Impact of Identity for Nonprofit Leaders (Nneka Allen)January 27, 2022 Episode artwork 141: Nonprofit Success in an Age of Disruption (Dave Lenox)January 20, 2022 Episode artwork 140: A Nonprofit Leader’s Guide to Boosting Board Engagement (Lea Williams) January 13, 2022 Episode artwork 139: What Are the Best Practices of a Nonprofit Leader? (Katie O’Malley)January 06, 2022 Episode artwork 138: Global Expansion for Nonprofit Leaders (George Smith)December 30, 2021 Episode artwork 137: Building A Strong Nonprofit Through Intentional Leadership (Teddy McDaniel)December 23, 2021 Episode artwork 136: Maximizing Volunteer Engagement as a Nonprofit Leader (Lauren Kaufman)December 16, 2021 Episode artwork 135: Sharpening Your Vision as a Nonprofit Leader (Pat Millen)December 09, 2021 Episode artwork 134: Why Corporations Should Look at Philanthropy in a New Way (Holly Welch Stubbing)December 02, 2021 Episode artwork 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 121: New Nonprofit CEO? 5 Keys to Success (Ken Fuquay)September 02, 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