CDO Place: Top Posts of 2014

Here are 2014’s most popular posts since the launch of CDO University Place this fall

Bonus Content from Diversity & Inclusion – It Takes A Village Video

View the following videos for additional bonus content from Diversity & Inclusion – It Takes A Village: Aligning Values and Actions for Success.

Have You Heard of These Four Fundraising Websites?

When you are looking for extra motivation for you or your team, gain inspiration from these four nonprofit leaders.

How Do You Move Donors to the Top of the Donor Pyramid?

While there are multiple versions of the fundraising pyramid and some experts may argue that no one level should be more important than the next, the inclination to move donors up the pyramid is key to successful fundraising.

Counting Down to #GivingTuesday

Only two weeks until #GivingTuesday. As you know, just as Black Friday and Cyber Monday are big shopping days, #GivingTuesday is a day dedicated to giving back. “On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the...

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...

Refresh Your Staff on the Do’s and Don’ts for Year-End Appeals – What is Your Strategy?

With the end of the year quickly approaching, it is time for the final fundraising push of 2014.

Is Facebook Still Worth It For Fundraising? Here’s Why, Plus a Few Tips

Have you noticed a major drop in the amount of people who see your Facebook posts, on both personal and company pages? The issue at hand is that Facebook is making organic reach much more difficult. Facebook is charging for posts...

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...

The Difference Between Fundraising, Development, and Advancement?

The differences between fundraising, development, and advancement is a discussion worth having.

Seniors and Millennials: Does One-Size Fit All?

When it comes to reaching out to donors or potential donors, one size does not fit all and communication needs to be customized.

Your Favorite Apps?

Two apps, helpful for busy executives.

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.

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.

Are You Familiar With Money Bomb Blitzes?

Instead of large capital campaigns that take years of planning and implementation, many institutions today are deploying quick hit fundraising blitzes and seeing huge returns.

Pros and Cons of Merging Fundraising And Communications

Some charities have found that combining the two departments has improved their effectiveness. Susannah Birkwood asks experts about the pros and cons, in this article, published August 5th on Third Sector.

To Tell Or Not To Tell?

A board member tells you something in confidence that you know your president would benefit from knowing. Do you share that comment with the president? Why or why not?

What Is The Best Social Media Platform?

Instagram, Vine, Pinterest, YouTube, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook… with all the social media platforms available and with new outlets constantly popping up, it’s hard to know which – if any — is right for your development department.

Norman D. Potter, Vice President/Chief Development Officer, Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

After over 27 successful years in the for-profit world of banking -- in wealth management, to be exact -- Norman (Norm) Potter had no idea that he would then face the biggest challenge of his career. But after being recruited and selected as Vice President/Chief Development Officer for Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, that's exactly where he found himself.

Here, Norm shares the story of how his for-profit experience brought fresh thinking to the famed academic medical center's development department -- and the insights he gained as his leadership skills were tested by this brand new (for him) nonprofit world.