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Dr. Donald Doty

Dr. Doty holds an M.B.A. (cum laude) from the Orlafea School of Business, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska (summa cum laude). 

Recent research projects include quality of life in Seniors with Memory Loss, fundraising in research universities, Million follower trans-generational leadership models, factors affecting growth in nonprofits, and leadership factors in nonprofits, business succession planning and consulting for growth.

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Dr. Doty has 3 decades of management experience in public, private and social entrepreneurship organizations including:

Public - Newhall Land and Farming ($1 billion real estate holding, development and agricultural company).

Private - Dinwiddie Construction Company ($350 million, Builders of the Transamerica Pyramid and Bank of America towers in San Francisco).

Nonprofit - Strategic Planning Officer for Mercy Ships (international mercy and relief organization).


Fundraising messaging, fundraising themes, qualitative and mixed methods research, quality of life in seniors with memory loss, leadership and mentorship, business growth and development.

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