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​Fundraising Lessons Learned from… Taylor Swift?

Popular singer and songwriter Taylor Swift has proven herself to be a force to be reckoned with time and time again. She has shattered both country and pop charts with multiple number one songs. She has been nominated for close to 500 awards and has won more than 220. Swift even holds five Guinness Book of World Records for her musical accomplishments including “fastest selling digital album by a female” and “first female to write or co-write every track on a million-selling debut album.”

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Advice for Aspiring CDOs?

In a recent interview for CDO University, LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES Vice President Libby Roberts, a former CDO, offered her advice for aspiring Chief Development Officers.“Choose your boss very carefully,” she advised. And don’t be blinded by the money.”She then went... 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 »

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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