PMA is proud to have worked with nonprofit staff and board leaders representing hundreds of organizations, spanning all sectors, sizes, and geographies. We understand your challenges as a nonprofit leader, and our singular focus is to help talented individuals like you excel at nonprofit leadership.  How can we help?  Let's talk about a coaching partnership for you, a training program for your team or your board, or maybe you're ready for a Mastermind Leadership Program

Our Impact

Organizations helped

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." 

Taylor Boyles
Director of Development
The Ohio State University College of Public Health

"I was hungry to advance my career but struggled to find direction. Patton's coaching helped me identify areas for growth in my current position while illuminating the path forward. This strategic focus led me from a small nonprofit to The Ohio State University and has continued to pay dividends as I was recently promoted to lead the fundraising efforts for the College of Public Health."

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." 

Valerie Kopetzky, MNA
Chief Executive Officer
Anuvia Prevention & Recovery Center

"Patton is a consummate professional who knows the business of nonprofits. He facilitated our Board Retreat and guided it to be strategic and focused. We are grateful for his expertise." 
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."

David Malloy
Executive Director
California-Nevada United Methodist Foundation

"The PMA platform shares professional nonprofit and fundraising knowledge that can be helpful to someone who is just starting out, looking to keep pace, or wants to be inspired to reach higher levels in their professional lives. Your willingness to share your knowledge and your encouragement have made a real difference for me." 

Cheryl Richards, Ph.D.
President, Charlotte Campus
Johnson & Wales University

"For over a  decade, I've had the great fortune to work with very talented people at PMA who have assisted several different nonprofits. Whether it's been developing a strategic plan, building staff and board knowledge in fundraising, or assisting with long-range visioning and organizational capacity building, the team at PMA has never fallen short on delivering quality outcomes." 

Justin A. Dionne
Executive Director
Cain Center for the Arts

"Patton and the team at PMA are at the top of their game! They have perfected the process of listening, adapting, and responding to the needs of their clients and the communities that they serve. Along with this, they bring a true relationship-led practice - the relationship that you build with them will last long after your engagement has ended."

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
  • Lakewood Trolley
  • 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
  • Holy Angels - Belmont, 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