Resources for Presidents

Resources for Presidents

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.

Professional Development for Presidents

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.

CRD Presidents Listserv: Do you have a development question only another president can answer? We’ve created a listserv by and for Presidents only. One of CRD’s highest rated benefits by our members.

Below is a sampling of the documents and services available to members. Simply click on the link for access.


Memorandum of Understanding between Foundation and College

Whistleblower Policy

Conflict of Interest

Document Retention/Destruction

Endowment Agreement

Gift Acceptance Policy

Naming Policy

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

Membership in CRD provides BSC college advancement staff with the private and public fundraising expertise to make exciting things happen on our campus: National Energy Center of Excellence, Bismarck Parks and Rec state-of-the-art Aquatics Center, and the technology labs in the Career Academy – partnerships that start local and extend global.

Dr. Larry Skogan
Bismarck State College, ND