Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership

By 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.

  1. 1.
    104: The 3 Dimensions of All Nonprofit Board Challenges (Mary Hiland)
    48:56
  2. 2.
    103: Effective Nonprofit Leadership in a Virtual World (Heather Burright)
    42:20
  3. 3.
    102: Leading A Nonprofit Through Dramatic Growth (Rob Harter)
    1:02:18
  4. 4.
    101: How to Energize Your Nonprofit’s Social Media (Dana Snyder)
    57:31
  5. 5.
    100: Leadership Lessons from the First 100 Episodes (Patton McDowell)
    1:02:44
  6. 6.
    99: Moving Through the Pandemic: What Do We Do Now? (Michael Marsicano)
    1:04:04
  7. 7.
    98: Embracing Kinship as a Nonprofit Leader (Charlie Elberson, Diane Gavarkavich, Whitney Feld)
    56:37
  8. 8.
    97: Nonprofit Leaders: When is it Time to Leave? (Kathy Ridge)
    52:04
  1. 9.
    96: Getting a Grip on Uncertainty as a Nonprofit Leader (Gail Bower)
    55:04
  2. 10.
    95: Adapting Your Plan to Nonprofit Leadership (Bob Carter)
    59:09
  3. 11.
    94: Can Nonprofit Leaders Bring An Equity Lens to their Strategic Planning? (Anna Dewar Gully)
    49:18
  4. 12.
    93: Leadership Lessons from The Duke Endowment (Rhett Mabry)
    58:27
  5. 13.
    92: The 4 Stages of Nonprofit Leadership (Ben Mohler)
    52:18
  6. 14.
    91: Bringing A Business Perspective to Nonprofit Leadership (Laryn Weaver)
    1:00:04
  7. 15.
    90: Can Fractional Leadership Transform Your Nonprofit? (Rocky Cabagnot)
    32:32
  8. 16.
    89: How to Accelerate Your Nonprofit Leadership (Men Tchaas Ari)
    57:06
  9. 17.
    88: How Do You Create a Dynamic Culture as a Nonprofit Leader? (Mary Ward)
    55:35
  10. 18.
    87: What Questions Should Nonprofit Leaders Be Asking? (Tosha Anderson)
    58:50
  11. 19.
    86: 3 Entrepreneurial Skills Nonprofit Leaders Must Learn (Matt Larson)
    52:00
  12. 20.
    85: How Can Nonprofit Leaders Be More Authentic Fundraisers? (Jennifer Harris)
    54:17
  13. 21.
    84: 4 Keys to Building A Global Nonprofit (Elizabeth Hausler)
    1:06:01
  14. 22.
    83: Maximizing Advocacy to Fulfill Your Mission (Karen Lee)
    55:11
  15. 23.
    82: 4 Things They Don’t Teach You About Nonprofit Leadership (Martyn Drake)
    1:01:44
  16. 24.
    81: 3 Ways Nonprofit Leaders Get in Their Own Way (Kris Putnam-Walkerly)
    54:27
  17. 25.
    80: How to Attract Young Professional Talent to Your Nonprofit (Kamber Parker)
    56:57
  18. 26.
    79: Is Co-Leadership Right for Your Nonprofit? (Alicia Winckler & Alan Mather)
    55:29
  19. 27.
    78: 5 Ways to Build Your Nonprofit Leadership Plan (Patton McDowell)
    33:09
  20. 28.
    77: How to Recruit and Engage Stellar Board Members (Karen Eber Davis)
    48:59
  21. 29.
    76: Fundraising During A Perfect Storm (Chris Carnie)
    1:02:27
  22. 30.
    75: How to Engage Your Community Through Nonprofit Leadership (Stacy Sumner Jesso)
    41:01
  23. 31.
    74: 4 Ways to Make Your Virtual Fundraiser More Successful (Jenni Hargrove)
    47:06
  24. 32.
    73: What Nonprofit Leaders Must Do to Support Their Teams (Valerie Williams)
    53:50
  25. 33.
    72: What Can a Mastermind Do for Your Nonprofit Leadership? (Patton McDowell)
    28:06
  26. 34.
    71: Bringing A Global Perspective to Nonprofit Leadership (Jennifer Garner)
    55:52
  27. 35.
    70: 7 Strategies to Drive Sustainable Change (Dyisha Reliford)
    55:46
  28. 36.
    69: National Philanthropy Day: 3 Lessons for Every Nonprofit Leader (Penny Hawkins)
    42:55
  29. 37.
    68: The 3 “C’s” of Nonprofit Leadership (Mike Smith)
    1:10:47
  30. 38.
    67: Leveraging Technology as a Nonprofit Leader (Kim Lanphear)
    59:55
  31. 39.
    66: Maximizing Partnerships for Nonprofit Success (Sabrina Dawson)
    52:42
  32. 40.
    65: Why You Shouldn’t Start a Charity (Matthew Zachary)
    53:21
  33. 41.
    64: How Can We Address Compensation Gaps in the Nonprofit Sector? (Sally Loftis)
    53:49
  34. 42.
    63: Confronting Wicked Problems as a Nonprofit Leader (Lynn Fick-Cooper)
    58:59
  35. 43.
    62: What Should We Learn from the Giving USA Report? (Melissa Brown)
    52:09
  36. 44.
    61: 4 Ways to Advance Your Nonprofit Career (Jay Dowd)
    48:31
  37. 45.
    60: Maximizing The Leadership Trio for Fundraising Success (Theresa Lee)
    54:51
  38. 46.
    59: 5 Keys to Leading Dynamic Virtual Meetings (Lea Williams)
    1:01:25
  39. 47.
    58: How to Make Nonprofit Leadership Your Dream Job (Carson Tate)
    43:56
  40. 48.
    57: Bringing Authenticity to Nonprofit Leadership (Lisa Baxter)
    50:48
  41. 49.
    56: 10 Essential Skills & Experiences for Nonprofit Leadership (Patton McDowell)
    32:24
  42. 50.
    55: Recalibrating Your Fundraising Strategy as a Nonprofit Leader (Alison Singer)
    53:45

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