Since 2009, PMA has worked with hundreds of nonprofit organizations, spanning all sectors, sizes, and geographies.

Cynthia Simms, J.D.
Director of Development & Marketing
Dilworth Center

"Patton is a thorough, thoughtful and dynamic consultant who helped put in place core fundraising practices for our nonprofit that took our development initiatives to the next level. His instruction during Leadership Gift School allowed us to continue to learn from his expertise in areas including strategic planning, board development, campaigns, major gifts, grant research and prospect development. PMA inspires and challenges agencies to go to a whole new level!" 

Rev. Chris Jenkins
Executive Pastor
Hope Restorations Inc.

"Our board of directors and I knew we had a wonderful idea that helps our entire community, but none of us had much experience or formal training in non-profit management. Patton and his team have been a Godsend, helping us with everything from strategic planning, board and staff development & succession planning, and fundraising." 

Ryan Deal
Chief Creative Economy Officer
Creative Greensboro

"We wanted to increase our support for small and emergent arts & culture nonprofits and knew that many of our newly funded partners needed nonprofit essentials such as accounting, fundraising, and board management. Leighton and Patton designed great content that met the grantees' specific needs, helped them see that development and growth were attainable and ultimately helped lift them up for success. We really enjoyed working with them but perhaps most importantly, so did our grantees!"

Gary Sugg
Associate Development Officer
The Ability Experience

"Thankful to have been part of a great New Development Directors Program with Patton and his team!  I thoroughly enjoyed learning from industry leaders and getting to know the Charlotte nonprofit landscape." 

Tina Postel
Executive Director
Loaves & Fishes

"Nonprofit audiences big and small connect with Patton.  He is an engaging presenter who knows how to take the fear out fundraising for so many.  His simple but proven methods show board members, nonprofit CEOs and community advocates how to transform mission into impact through effective fundraising."

Spencer Percy
Director of Development
Wingate University

"Thanks to Patton and his team for putting on an awesome Institute for Philanthropic Leadership program. The course was 4 separate 3-hour sessions and I'd recommend it for anyone seeking the best professional development opportunities in the nonprofit sector."

Some of our valued partners


Arts & Culture

  • Actor's Theatre of Charlotte
  • Arts and Science Council
  • Arts of the Albemarle - Elizabeth City, NC
  • Arts Plus
  • Cain Center for the Arts - Cornelius, NC
  • Carolina Actors Studio Theatre
  • Charlotte Folk Society
  • Charlotte Museum of History
  • Charlotte Symphony Orchestra
  • Community School of the Arts
  • Discovery Place
  • Friends of Music at Queens University
  • Harvey B. Gantt Center
  • Jazz Arts Initiative
  • One Voice Chorus
  • The Symphony Guild of Charlotte

Charitable Foundations

  • Brad Keselowski's Checkered Flag Foundation - Statesville, NC
  • David Belk Cannon Foundation - Gastonia, NC
  • Foundation For The Carolinas
  • Material Handling Education Foundation
  • NC Textile Foundation
  • NC Veterinary Medical Foundation
  • Steve Smith Family Foundation 
  • BFB Foundation

Children & Youth

  • A Child's Place
  • Cabarrus Partnership for Children -Concord, NC
  • Children's Home Society - Greensboro, NC
  • Council for Children's Rights
  • Girl Scouts, Hornets' Nest Council
  • Girls on the Run International
  • Hope Haven of the Lowcountry - Beaufort, SC
  • Jubilee Family Development Center
  • Kids First Surgical Team
  • Kids Voting Mecklenburg
  • Lakewood Preschool Cooperative
  • Project One Scholarship Fund
  • Safe Kids Midlands - Columbia, SC
  • Smart Start of Mecklenburg County
  • Thompson 
  • Time Out Youth
  • Youth Villages

Higher Education

  • Bennett College - Greensboro, NC
  • Davidson College - Davidson, NC
  • Elizabeth City State University - Elizabeth City, NC
  • Greensboro College - Greensboro, NC
  • Guilford Technical Community College -Jamestown, NC
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • NCSU College of Education - Raleigh, NC
  • NCSU University Libraries - Raleigh, NC
  • UNC Charlotte
  • Wilberforce University
  • Wingate University

Education Primary and Secondary

  • The Cannon School - Concord, NC
  • Charlotte Catholic High School Foundation
  • Charlotte Latin School
  • Charlotte Preparatory School
  • Community Charter School
  • KIPP Charlotte
  • Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools Education Foundation
  • Palisades Episcopal School
  • Scholars Academy
  • Westchester Country Day School - High Point, NC


  • Carolina Raptor Center
  • Catawba Lands Conservancy
  • Catawba Science Center


  • Doe River Gorge Ministries
  • First Presbyterian Church - Greer, SC
  • Littlejohn United Methodist Church -Lenoir, NC
  • Myers Park Presbyterian Church
  • North Carolina Central University Wesley Foundation - Durham, NC
  • Sandy Plains United Methodist Church
  • Solid Rock United Methodist Church -Cameron, NC

Health & Human Services

  • Alzheimer's Association
  • American Red Cross, Greater Carolinas
  • Anuvia
  • Augustine Literacy Project
  • Care Ring
  • The CFIDS Association of America
  • Charlotte Rescue Mission
  • Charlotte Speech & Hearing Center
  • Classroom Central
  • Crisis Assistance Ministry
  • CrossRoads Corporation
  • Dilworth Center
  • Fellowship Hall - Greensboro, NC
  • Foothills Area Family YMCA - Seneca, SC
  • HealthReach Community Clinic - Mooresville, NC
  • Hope Restorations - Kinston, NC
  • Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region
  • The Ivey
  • Latin American Coalition
  • Loaves & Fishes
  • Make-a-Wish Foundation USA - Phoenix, AZ
  • NC Dental Society Foundation
  • NC MedAssist
  • New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation - Wilmington, NC
  • Novant Health Foundations
  • Partners in Ministry - Laurinburg, NC
  • Pat's Place
  • Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation
  • Project Life Movement
  • Rowan Helping Ministries - Salisbury, NC
  • Safe Alliance
  • Seed Programs International
  • Southminster
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure Charlotte
  • Wheels for Hope - Raleigh, NC

Leadership, Volunteer, and Community Development

  • Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
  • Downtown Raleigh Alliance - Raleigh, NC
  • Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce - Raleigh, NC
  • Institute for Philanthropic Leadership
  • Lakewood Community Development Corporation
  • Wildacres Leadership Initiative

Our Impact

Organizations helped