LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES (LLLS) is the premier national executive search firm serving the development/advancement profession. We do more development searches than any other search firm, and specialize in recruiting Chief Development Officers and their teams for the education, healthcare, science, arts and culture, advocacy and mission-driven nonprofit sectors.

Our nationwide network of diverse and well-qualified development professionals is expertly mined by highly skilled Search Directors, each with nonprofit experience. Our Best Practice metrics ensure high-quality, timely results, culminating with the ideal Candidate for the unique culture, challenges and opportunities presented by each Client and position.

Recent completed placements include:
Emerson College

Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations

Emerson College

League of American Orchestras

Vice President for Development

League of American Orchestras

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Foundation

Chief Development Officer

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Foundation

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts


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I highly recommend LLLS for finding development leaders for the arts, or any sector.

Trey Devey

President

Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra & May Festival

We’ve found the LLLS Search Team to be thorough, well connected, and skilled at identifying the right candidates.

Susan Paresky

Senior Vice President for Development

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

I would recommend LLLS to those searching for philanthropic talent and to those looking for that new and exciting career step.

Brian Kish

President

Emeril Lagasse Foundation

LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES impressed us on a number of levels during the searches the firm has conducted.

Thomas P. Lockerby

Secretary of the Academy

Phillips Academy

“As a candidate, I was very pleased with the way LLLS helped me through the process of gaining a position that I wanted.

John Clark

Vice President of Development

National YoungArts Foundation

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