Diversity & Inclusion

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A History of Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES (LLLS) is the premier national executive search firm serving the development/ advancement profession. LLLS specializes in recruiting Chief Development Officers and their teams for the education, healthcare, science, arts and culture, advocacy and mission-driven nonprofit sectors.

Diversity and inclusion are embedded in the LLLS identity and practice. As a female-owned business, LLLS plays a key role in ensuring that the profession accurately reflects the population it serves.

Founder Lois Lindauer continues to break barriers as a successful business leader who empowers others to do the same. By creating the groundbreaking “Sisters in Development” in 2000, she attracted women of color to development and built a network for fundraisers already in the profession. Lois also founded the Nonprofit Board Resource Program for The Boston Club, Boston’s largest organization for senior and executive woman, which has placed over 200 women on boards. As a leader in Women in Development and on the Diversity Committee of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Lois ardently champions the advancement of women, people of color, and individuals from a range of diverse communities.

LLLS leaders and Search Directors mirror that continuing commitment. The firm’s staff is renowned for equally and passionately advancing diversity as innovators, speakers, and strategists through board service and community engagement across the nonprofit and talent management landscape. Perhaps more than any other search firm, LLLS demonstrates a track record of valuing differences in race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability and genetic information – and clients take notice. By hiring LLLS as their partner in search, the leading names in nonprofit know that the results of their search will help them create and grow inclusive organizations.

LLLS is proud to consistently exceed expectations of all of its institutional and organizational clients. Its broad client roster includes deep experience with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s); major Catholic, Jewish, Episcopal and other faith-based organizations; as well as organizations that serve LGBTQ, differently-abled, health-related illness, regional, and global interests.

As ongoing best practices, LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES pledges to:

  • Stay active in diverse organizations and networks
  • Expand its extensive network of leaders and candidates
  • Advertise in multiple channels to raise awareness of opportunities
  • Routinely recruit and present diverse candidates in LLLS Searches