The Council for Resource Development (CRD) is the essential education and networking choice for all community college development professionals. CRD connects, educates, supports, strengthens, and celebrates community college development professionals. An affiliate of the American Association of Community Colleges, CRD serves over 1750 members at more than 750 institutions.

CRD is a member-driven organization. Our programs are developed and delivered by professionals currently employed in the field of resource development at two-year colleges. Drawing on the expertise and experience of our peers ensures that programming is current, relevant, and applicable.

Membership is open to anyone interested in the welfare of community colleges, and includes donor development officers, grant development and management officers, foundation directors, alumni development officers, graduate students, college presidents, administrators, faculty, and staff.


Don MacKenzie

"Being a new Executive Director of a Community College Foundation I have found the resources available to me through CRD to be invaluable. 

The conferences I have attended and the interaction with my colleagues from across the country have immensely accelerated my learning curve.

Thank you CRD for the role that you play in helping me positively affect the students of GRCC!"


Don MacKenzie
Executive Director
Grand Rapids Community College Foundation, MI