250 episodes

Looking for your next nonprofit job? Want to lead a nonprofit organization? Dr. Patton McDowell (www.pmanonprofit.com) 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: https://www.podpage.com/your-path-to-nonprofit-leadership/

Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership Patton McDowell

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Looking for your next nonprofit job? Want to lead a nonprofit organization? Dr. Patton McDowell (www.pmanonprofit.com) 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: https://www.podpage.com/your-path-to-nonprofit-leadership/

    250: Scaling Altruism as a Nonprofit Leader (Donald Summers)

    250: Scaling Altruism as a Nonprofit Leader (Donald Summers)

    250: Scaling Altruism as a Nonprofit Leader (Donald Summers)
    SUMMARY
    As a nonprofit leader, do you ever feel overwhelmed by the complexities of scaling your organization's impact? In episode #250 of Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership, we explore practical strategies for scaling altruism in the nonprofit sector with Donald Summers, a seasoned nonprofit consultant. From demystifying finance to optimizing fundraising efforts and managing disruptive influences, we'll uncover the essential tools and insights you need to lead your organization towards greater effectiveness and growth. Are you ready to take your nonprofit to the next level and make an even bigger difference in your community?
    ABOUT DONALD
    Donald Summers is the Founder & CEO of Altruist Partners, a global advisory firm for nonprofits and social enterprises. He and his firm have led over one hundred successful nonprofit and social enterprise accelerations from the local to the global level in the fields of education, human services, health, environmental reform, and public media. He is a graduate of Middlebury College and Harvard University.
    EPISODE TOPICS & RESOURCES
    Scaling Altruism: A Proven Pathway for Accelerating Nonprofit Growth and Impact by Donald SummersGood to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t by Jim CollinsThe Four Disciplines of Execution by Chris McChesney et al.Ready for a Mastermind?  Learn more here!Have you gotten Patton’s book Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership: Seven Keys to Advancing Your Career in the Philanthropic SectorCheck out our new website, PMAnonprofit.com!

    • 49 min
    249: Maximizing Video to Tell Your Nonprofit Story (Diane Strand)

    249: Maximizing Video to Tell Your Nonprofit Story (Diane Strand)

    249: Maximizing Video to Tell Your Nonprofit Story (Diane Strand)


    SUMMARY
    Ever wondered how harnessing the power of video storytelling could revolutionize your nonprofit's outreach efforts? In episode #249 of Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership, Diane Strand, a seasoned entrepreneur and nonprofit founder, shares invaluable insights into maximizing the impact of video to convey your organization's narrative. Diane explores how leveraging video storytelling resonates with individual donors and patrons, leading to increased funding. She also delves into the strategies for amplifying a nonprofit's story to corporate sponsors and stakeholders through effective video communication. Through her insights, Diane emphasizes the significance of conveying messages through video, highlighting its ability to connect with audiences on a deeper level, fostering engagement and support for nonprofit missions.
     
    ABOUT DIANE
    Diane Strand is a serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, speaker, and nonprofit founder. With a steadfast mission of providing access and career pathways for all in the arts, Diane leads her business with passion and purpose to help make this possible. She sets out to provide H.O.P.E., which Diane defines as; Helping One Person Every day! She is the majority owner of the multi-award-winning JDS Video & Media Productions, Inc. The Producer at JDS Actors Studio where she has launched over 100 careers into the mainstream entertainment industry and Founder of the nonprofit 501c3 JDS Creative Academy, where she works with youth, teens, and adults mainstream through special needs, at-risk, and foster youth. Diane is the Creator and Executive Producer of the broadcasted and live-streamed TV Show Spirit of Innovation, now in its sixth season delivering news and information for Riverside County and created the award-winning international event DigiFest Temecula.


    EPISODE TOPICS & RESOURCES
    Be Seen: Find Your Voice. Build Your Brand. Live Your Dream by Jen GottliebLearn more about Diane and her mission hereReady for a Mastermind? Learn more here!Have you gotten Patton’s book Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership: Seven Keys to Advancing Your Career in the Philanthropic Sector Watch for the companion workbook and the audio version of Patton’s best seller, Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership, coming soon!

    • 37 min
    248: Building Social Capital as a Nonprofit Leader (Froswa’ Booker-Drew)

    248: Building Social Capital as a Nonprofit Leader (Froswa’ Booker-Drew)

    248: Building Social Capital as a Nonprofit Leader (Froswa’ Booker-Drew)


    SUMMARY
    Can improving the way we interact, collaborate, and cooperate help our nonprofits develop a more effective model of philanthropy? In episode #248 of Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership, relationship expert and bridge-builder Dr. Froswa Booker-Drew advocates that eliminating certain social myths and misinterpretations can lead to significant positive change. She shares how you can build your social capital by developing your personal board of directors and by seeking positive mentors. Learn ways to make strong positive connections within your community and how all these relationships will then benefit your nonprofit leadership and your organization.
      
    ABOUT FROSWA
    Froswa’ Booker-Drew, Ph.D. is a Network Weaver who believes relationships are the key to our personal, professional and organizational growth. She’s been quoted in Forbes, Ozy, Huffington Post and other media for her expertise in leadership, nonprofit management, and partnership development. As former VP of Community Affairs for the State Fair of Texas and National Community Engagement Director for World Vision, she focused on grant-making, education, and community initiatives. Froswa’ is co-founder of HERitage Giving Circle and Power in Action-Dallas, and owner of Soulstice Consultancy providing training for nonprofits. With a PhD from Antioch University, she teaches at Tulane University and Antioch University, and has authored three books. Currently, she serves on multiple boards including Buckner International and Mayor's Star Council, and has presented workshops at the United Nations.


    EPISODE TOPICS & RESOURCES
    Building the Bridge as You Walk on It: A Guide for Leading Change by Robert E. QuinLearn more about Froswa’ hereReady for a Mastermind?  Learn more here!Have you gotten Patton’s book Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership: Seven Keys to Advancing Your Career in the Philanthropic Sector

    • 37 min
    247: The 10 Commandments of Working with a Nonprofit Board (Erik Hanberg)

    247: The 10 Commandments of Working with a Nonprofit Board (Erik Hanberg)

    247: The 10 Commandments of Working with a Nonprofit Board (Erik Hanberg)


    SUMMARY
    Do you have a productive relationship with your board of directors? Are the individual and collective roles clearly defined for optimum success? Erik Hanberg, who has over 20 years’ experience breaking down the complex and often confusing relationship between a nonprofit’s leadership and its board of directors, shares his best advice for working with a nonprofit board in episode #247 of Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership. Erik explains his 10 Commandments for establishing and maintaining an effective working relationship with a nonprofit board. Do you know what it takes to grow your small nonprofit? Erik also shares his Four D’s: how documentation, data, development, and determination are the keys to your organization’s success.


    ABOUT ERIK
    Erik Hanberg has spent more than 20 years working with nonprofits. In addition to serving as the director of two nonprofits, he has served as an Interim ED twice and worked for nonprofits in marketing and fundraising. He has also served on boards and committees for more than a dozen organizations, often in leadership roles, and several times during a capital campaign. He is the author of four books for nonprofits, focusing on nonprofit management, fundraising, social media, and board governance, which have collectively sold tens of thousands of copies. They’ve been praised as essential reads for nonprofits by Forbes.com, LinkedIn for Nonprofits, Kirkus Reviews, and thousands of executive directors and board members. In addition, he served for more than 12 years in elected office on the board of Metro Parks Tacoma, a junior municipality with an annual operating budget of $50+ million. He lives in Tacoma, Washington, with his wife Mary and two children.


    EPISODE TOPICS & RESOURCES
    Mission Based Management: Leading Your Not-for-Profit in the 21st Century by Peter C. BrinckerhoffLearn more about Erik hereFor more information or to purchase Erik’s “Little Book” bundle series hereReady for a Mastermind? Learn more here!Have you gotten Patton’s book Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership: Seven Keys to Advancing Your Career in the Philanthropic SectorWatch for the companion workbook and the audio version of Patton’s best seller, Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership, coming soon!

    • 49 min
    246: How Do You Address the Capacity Dilemma as a Nonprofit Leader? (Teri Beckman)

    246: How Do You Address the Capacity Dilemma as a Nonprofit Leader? (Teri Beckman)

    246: How Do You Address the Capacity Dilemma as a Nonprofit Leader? (Teri Beckman)


    SUMMARY
    Is your organization operating below its capacity while your team feels like they are overloaded? This is the crux of the capacity dilemma, and in episode #246 of Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership, Teri Beckman discusses the imbalance this challenge creates and how nonprofit leaders can resolve the tension this apparent contradiction creates. Teri also shares key tools and routines to help you manage your many goals and activities. Improving your capacity also includes building a more effective and cohesive board of directors that takes part in raising resources for the organization. If your intention is to maximize your capacity in 2024, you’ll want to listen to this episode!
     
    ABOUT TERI
    Teri is deeply influenced by Skillful Means, a fully integrated approach to life and work developed by Tarthang Tulku uniting business practices with personal and spiritual growth – including the development compassion and wisdom. Her lifelong passion lies in integrating eastern and western psychology, organizational behavior, business, leadership, and wellness. She is on the faculty of Dharma College, which offers cutting edge classes for those spiritually inclined, but not religious. HIGOL works to align leadership behaviors with business drivers to dramatically increase revenue, community impact, and evolve overall organizational performance.  With over combined 200 years of leadership experience working in mission-driven organizations, the HIGOL team has lived through most experiences our clients are dealing with. When not supporting clients or teaching, Teri can be found with her partner hiking one of North Carolina’s 41 state parks.


    EPISODE TOPICS & RESOURCES
    The E Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. GerberLearn more about the March 2024 CEO/Executive Director RetreatInterested in Teri’s Sunday Summit? See the framework here.Have you gotten Patton’s book Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership: Seven Keys to Advancing Your Career in the Philanthropic SectorWatch for the companion workbook and the audio version of Patton’s best seller, Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership, coming soon!

    • 48 min
    245: 4 Ways to Become Mentally Shredded as a Nonprofit Leader (Chris Weedon)

    245: 4 Ways to Become Mentally Shredded as a Nonprofit Leader (Chris Weedon)

    245: 4 Ways to Become Mentally Shredded as a Nonprofit Leader (Chris Weedon)


    SUMMARY
    As a nonprofit leader, does the workload, isolation, and pressure to ensure the wellness of your community lead to feelings of burnout? In episode #245 of Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership, nonprofit leader Chris Weedon shares his struggles with these and other mental health stresses and offers support by helping you become mentally shredded. Chris explains what it is to be mentally shredded, how to recognize it, and advice for taking charge of your own mental well-being. He discusses his 4 pillars of being mentally shredded and how individuals can recognize and address each one head on. 
      
    ABOUT CHRIS
    Christopher Weedon is the visionary Founder of Mentally Shredded, embodies a journey of transformation from a former athlete to a corporate professional and finally an entrepreneur. His path, marked by its challenges, reflects a resilience that has been anything but easy. Weedon's story is a testament to the power of personal development, mental fortitude, and the unwavering belief that, even in the face of adversity, one can carve a path towards empowerment and positive change. His commitment to changing the narrative around mental health and building healthy communities is rooted in both personal experience and a profound understanding of the human journey. Weedon's trajectory, from corporate to entrepreneur, encapsulates the spirit of Mentally Shredded — a movement fueled by a deep passion to break down stigmas, inspire hope, and foster unity in the realm of mental health.


    EPISODE TOPICS & RESOURCES
    Greenlights by Matthew McConaugheyLearn more about Chris and Mentally Shredded hereWant to hear more from Chris? Check out his recent interview in USA Today.Ready for a Mastermind? Learn more here!Have you gotten Patton’s book Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership: Seven Keys to Advancing Your Career in the Philanthropic Sector Watch for the companion workbook and the audio version of Patton’s best seller, Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership, coming soon!

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

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86 Ratings

86 Ratings

Erikemery ,

Comprehensive

I so appreciate all of the different guests on this podcast. Together with Patton, they give a real sense of what it takes to embark on your nonprofit leadership journey.

TMbrunner ,

Wonderful podcast for nonprofit leaders

Patton does an amazing job curating his guests and asking the right questions to help you think bigger.

Further, his questions draw out actionable steps leaders can take to thrive in the most challenging of times. Thank you Patton for putting your heart and soul into this important podcast!

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Empowering Nonprofit Leaders!

Dr. Patton's podcast delivers invaluable insights and diverse voices that are essential for anyone in the nonprofit leadership space. The teachings and mastermind groups hosted by Dr. Patton and the PMA team provide a rich learning experience, ensuring that listeners thrive in their roles. I highly recommend this podcast to all nonprofit leaders seeking to enhance their skills and make a meaningful impact.

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