The Council for Resource Development has myriad resources to serve your Advancement efforts both in donor and alumni development and private fundraising; and in grant development, management and evaluation.
Members have access to sample documents generously shared by their peers. In addition, members enjoy the benefit of a very active CRD listserv, where questions and comments are answered by colleagues all over the country.
Mindful of your time (and inbox!) CRD has established a listserv dedicated to presidents only.
Information about the CRD Presidents Listserv can be found HERE.
Information about membership in CRD can be found HERE.
Presidents Fundraising Academy: Held each summer, the Academy is designed exclusively for community college CEOs by community college CEO’s to encourage their peers to be successful fundraisers. Every topic covered is one identified by these presidents as essential. Search the website under Programs for Presidents Fundraising Academy.
Executive Institute for Fundraising Leadership: Held annually at CRD Annual Conference. Bring your team (Foundation volunteers, chief development officer and yourself) to develop a set of strategies, adapted to your institution, to increase your capacity, effectiveness and efficiency. Search the website under Programs for the Executive Institute for Fundraising Leadership.
CRD Annual Conference: Held annually in early November in Washington, DC. CRD has created a Presidents Track at their annual national conference to address Presidents’ roles in today’s environment. Search the website under Programs for the Annual Conference.
CRD Dispatch: Feature articles in each August issue are by presidents from around the country.
Below is a sampling of the documents and services available to members. Simply click on the link for access.
Other documents, such as Investment Policies, Administration/Management Fees Policies, Sample Foundation Bylaws, Foundation Board Development Plans, Advancement Strategic Plans, and more are available to CRD members can be found at the members only section of www.crdnet.org.
As a newcomer in the field of Alumni Relations, CRD has been a wonderful resource that has provided me an opportunity to benchmark against some of the best Alumni Relations Offices.
Alumni Relations Manager
Grand Rapids Community College, MI