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.
"Coming from a career outside of academia, I had so much to learn about community college resource development when joining Victoria College in 2000. The best decision I ever made was to attend CRD’s Specialist Training Program. That experience and other CRD programming I have attended throughout the years have proven invaluable for me as a fundraiser and community college administrator. The members and leadership are always willing to share their knowledge, expertise and best practices. This has allowed Victoria College to be very successful in its resource development efforts.
And, I would be remiss if I didn’t say how much I value the friendships I have made through CRD!"
Jennifer L. Yancey
College Advancement & External Affairs