A Dozen Resources for the Nonprofit Professional (Leighton Fogan)

February 2020

Leighton Fogan has not only enjoyed a successful career in the nonprofit sector, but she's also a dedicated student of professional development resources!  Her career path includes hands-on experience at several nonprofits, many successful consulting engagements, and coursework through Columbia University and Duke's Nonprofit Management program.  Episode #20 of The Path features our conversation on three categories of career-enhancing resources, and is a gold mine for current and aspiring nonprofit leaders. We cover a range of options, from online tools you can access right now to graduate programs that might be part of your long-term journey.



Leighton is a fundraising and development professional who joined PMA after returning to her hometown of Charlotte, NC. She has extensive experience with corporate and foundation partnerships, successfully structuring relationships with national and international firms in the private and public sector. Leighton spent nine years in New York City where she launched her career in nonprofit fundraising and philanthropy management. Prior to joining PMA, she led the institutional investor portfolio as a Senior Development Associate for Echoing Green, a global social venture fund. Her career has also included working with New York City nonprofits Common Cents and Synergos, and Charlotte nonprofits Care Ring and Physicians Reach Out, where she completed a year of full-time service with AmeriCorps.  Leighton graduated cum laude from Wake Forest University with a bachelor's degree in English and holds certificates in Business Management from Columbia Business School and Nonprofit Management from Duke University.