LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES (LLLS) is the premier national executive search firm serving the development/advancement profession. We do more development searches than any other search firm, recruiting dynamic leaders and building superior teams for education, healthcare, science, arts and culture, advocacy and mission-driven nonprofits.

Our nationwide network of diverse and well-qualified development professionals is expertly mined by highly skilled Search Directors, each with nonprofit experience. Our Best Practice metrics ensure high-quality, timely results, culminating with the ideal Candidate for the unique culture, challenges and opportunities presented by each Client and position.

Recent completed searches include:
Pacific Northwest College of Art

Chief Advancement Officer

Pacific Northwest College of Art

Berea College

Vice President for Alumni and College Relations

Berea College

The Jackson Laboratory

Senior Associate Director of Donor Engagement

The Jackson Laboratory

Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine

Senior Director of Development and Alumni Relations

Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine


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Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra & May Festival

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Senior Vice President for Development

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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Emeril Lagasse Foundation

LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES impressed us on a number of levels during the searches the firm has conducted.

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