5 Ways to Build Your Nonprofit Leadership Plan (Patton McDowell)December 2020
In episode #78 of the Path Podcast, Patton offers a coaching session to help you find 5 Ways to Build Your Nonprofit Leadership Plan. How do you effectively conduct a personal annual review? How do you build your personal board of directors? How do you curate content given the volume of data coming at you? How do you better express yourself in professional settings that can help you get ahead? And finally, how do you sharpen your vision while you still have questions about your professional path? Check out this episode to learn more about all 5 ways!
"The best professional plans - and the most balanced nonprofit leaders I've seen - focus on the whole person and don't compartmentalize career planning."
- Augustine Literacy Project, Charlotte, NC
- MLK Community Health Foundation, Los Angeles, CA (Lisa Baxter, episode #57)
- Autism Science Foundation, New York, NY (Alison Singer, episode #55)
- Patton's episode #13 Building A Personal Strategic Plan That Works
- Sabrina Dawson's episode #66 Maximizing Partnerships for Nonprofit Success
- Penny Hawkins' episode #69 NPD: 3 Lessons for Every Nonprofit Leader
- Mike Smith's episode #68 The 3 "C's" of Nonprofit Leadership
- Leighton Fogan's episode #20 A Dozen Resources for the Nonprofit Professional
- PMA article 7 Nonprofit Podcasts You Should Listen to in 2020
- Patton's episode #12 7 Professional Development Books
- PMA article Need to Read? 2020's Top Book Recommendations
- Clay Hodges' episode #16 4 Writing Practices for Nonprofit Success
- Derek Sivers' article Benefits of a Daily Diary and Topic Journals
- Curtis Drafton's episode #50 Elevating A Cause Through Nonprofit Leadership
- Chris Delisio's episode #24 Leadership for the 3 Phases of Your Nonprofit Career
- Cheryl Richards' episode #46 Finding New Opportunities Through Nonprofit Leadership
Patton has spent his entire 30-year career helping talented individuals raise more funds and effectively lead their nonprofit organizations. He is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and a Master Trainer for the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) International. He also serves as the Lead Faculty Member for the Institute for Philanthropic Leadership in Charlotte, where he works with aspiring nonprofit leaders through the New Development Directors program and coaches an annual cohort of Executive Directors and Chief Development Officers through Leadership Gift School.