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Happy National Philanthropy Day

“National Philanthropy Day® (NPD), November 15, is a celebration of philanthropy—giving, volunteering and charitable engagement—that highlights the accomplishments, large and small, that philanthropy—and all those involved in the philanthropic process—makes to our society and our world,” according to the National Philanthropy... read more »

Are Development Strategies the Same Across Sectors?

We recently interviewed Brian Kish, who LLLS placed as the new President of the Emeril Lagasse Foundation . The former University of Arizona Foundation Senior Vice President switched sectors and we wondered how he thought an organization like Emeril’s would be... read more »

Best Traits For Development Leaders

In a recent CDO U Interview: Kris Laping, Senior Vice President of Development, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, shared the traits necessary to lead a development department.

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Why Development?

LLLS chatted with Debbie Dutton,Vice President of Advancement, President of University of New Hampshire Foundation as she reflected on her job, her leadership style (pros and cons), and the subtle yet important differences between development staffs.

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