Donte' Shannon Joins PMA as Consultant

May 2022

PMA Nonprofit Leadership

PMA is delighted to welcome Donte' Shannon to the team as a Consultant.  "Donte' brings the perfect combination of consulting skills and executive management experience that will enhance all of our nonprofit leadership programs and services," noted PMA President Patton McDowell.  "He understands the unique elements of organizational leadership based on his work with associations across the country, and is eager to help current and aspiring nonprofit leaders within the PMA community."   

Donté P. Shannon, FASAE, CAE, has 16 years experience in nonprofit association management, 7 of those years include experience in the C-suite. Donte has worked with a professional and trade nonprofit associations, across many different industries. He's served in numerous CEO roles ranging from state associations to national associations with global impact. Donté is a highly recognized influencer in the nonprofit association community, having led over 20 association management presentations, ranging in topics from strategic leadership and organization rebranding, to career development. Additionally, he has been featured in, and co-authored, numerous articles related to association management. A devoted professional, Donte recently served as Chair of the CAE Commission, the governing body of the global CAE credential and was pivotal in launching the credential in Australasia. He also contributes his industry expertise as a member of for-profit and nonprofit Boards and Councils. His career highlights include being selected as a 2020 digitalNow Leader of Distinction, a 2020 ASAE Fellow, and a 2011-2013 Diversity Education Leadership Program (DELP) Scholar. Donte is a strong advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion and enjoys giving back to the various communities and industries he touches. Donte earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the College of Charleston in 2003 and received the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential in 2015.

​​​​​​About PMA Nonprofit Leadership 

As a firm, PMA Nonprofit Leadership is constantly developing content and programs to help you in three distinct ways.  The first way is to help you be a thought leader in the nonprofit sector by producing weekly content through our podcast Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership. The second way is through individual coaching, training and our unique Mastermind Nonprofit Leadership program. The third way is to help your nonprofit organization through support of its strategic planning, board & staff development, and fundraising. Through our exclusive partnership with the Institute for Philanthropic Leadership, we also  guide aspiring nonprofit leaders through the virtual New Development Professionals cohort training program, as well as the annual Leadership Gift School, now entering its 10th cohort season.  Let us know how we can help you! Join our community by signing up for our free resources here, and schedule a call if you'd like to learn more about ways we can help you on your journey to nonprofit leadership.