Book Description & Resources

Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership

Seven Keys to Advancing Your Career in the Philanthropic Sector
Where are you on Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership?

Be a leader.  It's an expectation thrust on everyone from recent college graduates to the mid-level professional on up through senior levels of nonprofit management.  Whether you are just starting on your path or are a seasoned leader, Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership will help you find the perfect nonprofit job and guide you along the road to career success in the philanthropic sector. This book clearly articulates the seven stops along the Path to help you identify your leadership goal and create a detailed plan to get you there.
In this book you'll learn how to:

  • Articulate your nonprofit leadership vision
  • Identify which of the ten essential leadership skills & experiences you need to improve
  • Develop a personal board of directors to support you on your path
  • Elevate your overall productivity in every personal & professional setting
  • Create an intentional approach to capitalize on internal & external networks
  • Establish a system to curate knowledge that will keep you on the cutting edge

Patton McDowell gives you concrete, proven tools and the best practices on every page so that you can take these actionable directives and immediately integrate them into your daily routine.

The result: You will become the leader every nonprofit organization needs to make an even greater impact on the communities they serve.

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Reading "Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership"? Download the worksheets referenced in the book, both the Ten Essential Nonprofit Leadership Skills and Experiences Assessment AND the Personal SWOT Analysis, using the buttons below. 

"Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership is a must-read for any leader who is focused on their legacy. Patton channels his experience and down-to-earth approach to inspire his readers to action. From being introspective to gaining perspective to being effective, this book covers it all on the nonprofit leader- ship journey."

Founder, CulturGrit
San Diego, CA

"Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership is an invaluable guide for anyone who aspires to nonprofit leadership. Patton not only identifies each of the skills, assets, and experiences aspiring leaders need to develop, he takes the reader, step by simple step, through the entire self-development process. "

Author, The Commercial Charity
Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

"If Patton's Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership podcast is any indication, his knowledge and mastery of nonprofit culture and careers will benefit all who read this, from those who are new to the sector to seasoned managers seeking to elevate their knowledge and skills."

Senior Vice President, CCS Fundraising
New York City, NY