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Fundraising Goes Mobile

Mobile and digital wallet payments, paired with a new generation of sustainable mobile fundraising applications, are expected to be big in 2016, and positively impact online fundraising in the nonprofit sector.

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Is Social Media Worth Your Time?

Nonprofits often operate with shoestring staffing and it is always appropriate to reassess your efforts and goals. Social media is a valuable channel to reach your audience, but is it providing an adequate ROI?

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New Year, New You

If you’re like many fundraisers, in 2016 you pledged to get more done. And, get a better work/life balance. But, where to start?    

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CDO University® Dinner Seminar Recap

Recently, LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES (LLLS) hosted a dinner featuring ten of the top Chief Development Officers in the New England area. The purpose of the gathering, as for previous CDO University® events, was to provide a forum for development leaders to exchange experiences, ideas, successes and challenges. The dinner's featured topic: Boards, and the CDO's unique experiences with their Trustees.

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​The Boomer Effect

According to “Giving in Retirement: America’s Longevity Bonus,” two thirds of baby boomer retirees report that it is the best time in life to give back. Why?

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​The List a Quarter Century Later

In The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s 25th annual Philanthropy 400 list, the United Way again tops the leaderboard, but only $23.5 million separates them from Fidelity Charitable.

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