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Strategy

​Leading from Within

Surveys of nonprofits have repeatedly shown that succession planning is a major concern. The Bridgespan Group, a nonprofit advisor to mission-driven organizations, says the need for development leaders is about to become even more pressing.

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​Tips to Create More Time

You strive for a good work/life balance, but there are days when you can't do it all. These tips can help you remove some time wasters that might stand in the way of achieving your goals.

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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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​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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