Seasoned development professionals know that the real money lies in major gifts and that planned giving will reap rewards long into the future. Community colleges have played in the major gifts arena sufficiently long to have achieved notable success and there is much to be learned from the success of our peers. This workshop will open with a common overview of major gift development and planned giving and then break into two tracks specific to each. The fast-paced sessions will begin with the basics and quickly move on to advanced strategies. The presenters will then focus on adopting and adapting “best practices” to be implemented at the participant’s home institution.
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Joe April, Program Chair
Associate Vice President
Community College of Rhode Island
Sarah Stockton, Program Manager
Council for Resource Development
Our staff believe in connecting people, resources and opportunities. CRD helps us drive these actions by providing tools and training so we can educate our board and volunteers, strengthen our skills and knowledge base, and find support and mentoring from our peers throughout the country. We're steeped in the culture to thank our donors, and now is a chance to turn around and thank CRD and all its members for helping us be successful in building a strong and committed group of donors and volunteers. Thanks CRD!"
Josh Gerstman, Development Director
Green River Community College, WA