Membership is open to anyone interested in the welfare of two-year colleges, and includes development officers, grant writers, foundation directors, alumni directors, college presidents, administrators, staff, consultants and vendors. All memberships other than Affiliated run calendar year. A 2013 membership is valid January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013. Pay before the first of the year each year to take full advantage of your membership. CRD does offer a slightly discounted "pro-rated" membership from July through December.
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Individual, professional members employed by a community college (which includes technical and junior colleges) to do resource development work. An institution may pay for individual memberships to be designated by the college. Individual Professional memberships paid by the college are transferrable to other college employees.
Individuals affiliated with a K-12 private or public school system, a private or public 4-year institution, or an organization that would enhance membership services to CRD, may become associate members when sponsored by a Professional or Institutional CRD Member.
$325 per individual up to three individuals per institution
$225 per individual after the third paying individual from the institution
After three individuals from the institution pay at the regular rate; the institution president receives a free membership.
Former members in good standing may join as "emeritus members." This category is designed for retirees or those who have assumed non-resource development activities in higher education. Emeritus members may serve on various CRD Committees but cannot serve as voting members on the organization's Board of Directors. Emeritus membership is not available to former members who have become consultants or joined companies which provide services or products to the membership. These individuals are welcome to apply as "affiliated" members.
Lifetime membership is an honor and may only be bestowed by the Board of Directors. Lifetime members are exempt from paying annual dues.
From time to time the Board of Directors may award honorary membership to individuals not serving in a resource development capacity at a community college. Potential honorary members could include members of Congress, the Federal Executive Branch of Government, Agency Program Officers, Association Executives, other professionals, and volunteers. Honorary members will pay no dues and have no voting rights. They could serve as members of the Board of Directors with no voting rights.
Individuals, consultants, associations, businesses, and companies who provide services or products to CRD members may become affiliated members upon the invitation of the Board of Directors. While they will not have any rights in the governance of the organization, they are entitled to membership benefits determined by CRD. However, they will not be allowed to promote their products or services on the CRD "listserv."
Click here for a list of current Affiliate members
Up to two associates from firm may be listed as member
Dispatch Magazine - 3 publications per year
New Century Series Resource Papers
One free copy the year they are issued
Member rates for archived publications
Member registration rates for conferences and workshop
Federal Funding to Two-Year Colleges Report
The 2012-2013 FFTF report is published online in a searchable format.
Contact information on CRD vendor resource page with link to affiliate website
Additional advertising in our publications at a reduced rate!
Preferential access to underwrite regional and national conferences
Direct marketing opportunity
One FREE spreadsheet of member contacts to be used once a membership year & one spreadsheet at CRD member price OR
One FREE direct email contact to full membership & one direct email contact at CRD member price
Legislative updates via email
CRD is the ONLY association focusing on professional development and leadership opportunities for institutional advancement professionals at community colleges -- CRD has played a tremendous role in my career.
Dean of Institutional Advancement
Pasco-Hernando Community College Foundation, FL