About Us

We are the nation’s number one firm for retained executive development and advancement search.

Serving Clients across the country, LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES (LLLS) has proudly placed hundreds of fundraisers and development and advancement leaders.

Founded in 1997 as a boutique firm specializing in New England searches by CEO Lois L. Lindauer, LLLS quickly grew into a national resource for those looking to hire the very best talent in the increasingly competitive field of philanthropy. Our singular focus on development and advancement searches led to a highly regarded reputation as the search firm with a true understanding of the nonprofit world and what it takes to succeed in its challenging environment.

Those who have called on our service include hiring managers from higher and secondary education; hospitals and academic research centers; think tanks, research facilities and foundations; and advocacy, public service, social justice and other mission-driven nonprofits. Our Client list today represents the most prestigious organizations.

Fast Facts:

  • We place more development/advancement professionals than any other search firm
  • 100% of our resources are devoted to development/advancement search
  • We present deep and diverse talent pools
  • All Search Team members have in-depth experience in the nonprofit sector
  • Our Search Team is collaborative, salaried and not commission-based
  • As the Account Manager, the Search Director conducts the search from beginning to end; no junior staff are involved
  • The LLLS week-by-week methodical Best Practice approach and consistent Client communication guarantee a timely search
  • Every search benefits from a highly targeted and engaging E-blast, detailed and colorful Job Backgrounder, advertising plan, inclusion on the LLLS website and prominent placement in LLLS monthly communications

Simply put, we work to bring you an executive search experience that is second to none.

“Our company supports the critically important missions of our Client organizations by staffing them with talented professionals. When this happens, it is a win-win-win for the individual, the organization and the profession.”