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Patton McDowell

Nonprofit Consultant, Leadership Expert

Patton McDowell has enjoyed a successful thirty-year career in nonprofit leadership, strategic planning, and organizational development. His consulting practice, PMA Consulting, has allowed him to work with more than 240 organizations, including nonprofits focused on healthcare, education, arts and culture, and human services.



Patton received a BA in education from UNC Chapel Hill where he was a Morehead Scholar, an MBA from the McColl School ofBusiness at QueensUniversity of Charlotte, and his Doctorate in Education (OrganizationalChange and Leadership) from the University of Southern California. He is a Certified FundraisingExecutive (CFRE), a Master Trainer for AFP International, and the host of the weekly podcastYour Path to Nonprofit Leadership

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Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership

Seven Keys to Advancing Your Career in the Philanthropic Sector

Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership will help you find the perfect nonprofit job and guide you along the road to career success in the philanthropic sector. Learn more about each of the seven stops along the Path that will help you design the plan to achieve your goals. How can…

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