Welcome to CDO World™. Your place for topics relating to the role of the Chief Development Officer.

​Doing Digital Right

Most nonprofits recognize the value of the online opportunities offered by websites, email, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter. But are they getting the most from these channels?

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​An Hour a Day Keeps Stagnation Away

Bill Gates does it. Warren Buffet does it. So does Mark Zuckerberg. What is “it” though? Many people measure their workday by how much they accomplish, but experts say factoring in “slack” time is key to accomplishing your long-term goals.


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​Recommended Reads

Time is precious, but so is learning. Tapping into the book lists of smart nonprofit leaders can help you polish your skills, advance your career, and make a larger impact on your very important work.

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​Stop Worrying and Start Winning

There are many things to worry about in day-to-day life: presentations, being on time, obligations to others, and even world peace. Chronic worry, though, may impact your ability to get things done.

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​The Keys to Unlocking Success

More than 200 highly accomplished people, including billionaires and Olympians, share their secrets for incredible performance, from prioritizing to increasing their energy to get things done.

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Dexter Bailey, Senior Vice President for Advancement, Stony Brook University

Dexter Bailey, Senior Vice President for Advancement, Stony Brook University

From his beginnings in politics to his ascent on the higher education fundraising ladder -- first at Ohio University, then University of Washington, UC Berkeley, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and today at Stony Brook University -- Dexter Bailey has planned for and achieved success at every turn. Here, he shares with LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES (LLLS) some of the beliefs that have inspired him throughout a stellar career.

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​Reaching Out on the Inside

Within some organizations there is a nearly tangible divide between development and other internal groups with similar goals. Joining forces may help everyone raise money for the mission.

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