Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics

The CRD Code of Ethics

Resource Development Professionals shall encourage sound business management practices, accounting procedures, fiduciary responsibility, and integrity in accepting grants and gifts;

Resource Development Professionals shall be employed by salary, retainer or fee for services and not by commission based on the value of gifts or grants secured;

Resource Development Professionals shall leave intact and maintain the confidentiality of all records, proposals, donor and prospect lists acquired in the professional service with the employer represented unless prior written consent is given for reproduction or removal of such materials;

Resource Development Professionals shall maintain a professional public demeanor;

Resource Development Professionals shall share freely non-confidential information with other professionals and shall promote the professional growth and opportunities of themselves and others through active membership in appropriate professional organizations.

GPA (Grant Professionals Association) Code of Ethics

AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) Ethics

Independent Sector Statement of Values and Code of Ethics for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Organizations

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