As an award-winning professional photographer, TJP President Patrick Jinks has learned the value of viewing leadership challenges through the right “lenses.” Changing perspective can make all the difference when faced with the latest challenge.
Following over 20 years of leadership in the nonprofit sector, Patrick “changed lenses” and now serves the social sector from a different perspective. His years of successful leadership as a nonprofit CEO give him unique insight into the challenges and opportunities nonprofit leaders face.
Patrick is a certified leadership coach, professional speaker, facilitator, planner, and trainer with a proven 20-year track record in organizational leadership. He is also a certified Influencer trainer through Vital Smarts — the people who brought us Crucial Conversations.
Patrick graduated summa cum laude from the University of Richmond, and holds an MBA from Averett University. His extensive training in nonprofit leadership includes formal leadership programs at Harvard Business School, Duke University, University of Virginia, and Washington State University.
Patrick is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, an adjunct leadership coach with Leadership Systems, Inc., and has served as adjunct faculty for Millersville University’s Nonprofit Resource Network (in Lancaster, PA), and for United Way Worldwide’s Center for Community Leadership at the Mary M. Gates Learning Center in Alexandria, VA (in the Washington, D.C. metro area).
Patrick is a recent past president of the Blue Ridge Institute, a national network of nonprofit and community service executives. He is a two-time training award winner through the Association for Training and Development.
Patrick is a member of the National Association of Experts, Writers, & Speakers, and co-author of two upcoming books, Taking the Leap, and Success Starts Today with Chicken Soup for the Soul author, Jack Canfield.
As a nonprofit organizational leader, Patrick served seven years as Campaign and Marketing Director for one nonprofit before serving as CEO at two others over another 13 years. He served on the National Professional Council for United Way Worldwide, and chaired a national task force for United Way U.S. that developed and implemented a standardized performance metric system for the entire United Way network. He served on the Board of Directors for United Way of Pennsylvania (state association), and served as Chief Strategy Officer for the United Way Association of South Carolina, the network’s largest state association with over 260 employees and nearly 30 local UW organizations throughout the state.