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.


"With years of philanthropic and business experience, I achieved success quickly in the community college fundraising space because of CRD's, national conferences, online resources and webinars, and most of all the wonderful members of CRD who share so fully in our professional development."

Richard Morley, CFRE, CSPG, Executive Director
Irvine Valley College Foundation, CA