Council for Resource Development 41st Annual Conference
October 31 – November 3, 2007
Hyatt Regency – Washington, DC
Share your EXPERIENCE and BEST IDEAS with your colleagues. Plan NOW to be a presenter at the 2007 CRD
Annual National Conference. Please consider addressing some of the topics listed below.
C RD 2007 ANNU AL CONFERENCE C AL L FOR PRESENTATI ONS
P re- Con fe r en ce a nd Con cu rr ent Sub mi s si on G u id el in es
Complete the Call for Presentation below. Submit a 50-word description of session, note what your audience can
expect to gain, and list any special handouts they may receive.
Submissions must be received no later than March 23, 2007. All submitted presentations will be reviewed by the
2007 Annual Conference Committee.
You may submit multiple presentations for consideration.
Each applicant will be notified by a member of the CRD Conference Committee by May 15, 2007.
If your presentation is selected, please plan to register for the Annual Conference. Registration will be available
online at www.crdnet.org.
Please be sure to include your correct email address, as communication regarding the date/time of your
presentation and other logistics will be confirmed via email.
Presentations submitted by consultants cannot be considered unless he/she partners with one or more CRD members
currently employed by a two-year college.
Track: Public/Grant Private/Foundation Integrated
Session level: Fundamental Mid-Level Masters Level All Levels
Presentation is relevant for: Concurrent session (60 to 75 minutes) Pre-Conference Seminar (3 hours)
Working title (required):
50-word descriptor per guidelines (required):
Please insert a brief bio/vita for each presenter
For each presenter include:
City, State, Zip
One paragraph bio/vita:
Audio Visual Options: Flip chart and markers Overhead Projector LCD Projector
CRD DOES NOT PROVIDE LAPTOPS: Please feel free to bring your own.
AV Requests will be confirmed by CRD staff via email.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: March 23, 2007
PLEASE SUBMIT ELECTRONICALLY
in Microsoft Word or PDF format to:
Shelly Conner, Director, Grants and External Funding
State Center Community College District
1525 E. Weldon Avenue, Fresno, CA 93704
Suggested Session Topics
PRIVATE/FOUNDATION TRACK PUBLIC/GRANTS TRACK
Fundamentals (0 – 3 years experience) Fundamentals (0 – 3 years)
The annual campaign Proposal planning, developing, and writing
Identifying prospects Involving faculty in the grant process
Developing an effective case statement Grants and project management
Managing volunteers Securing institutional commitment
Special events Aligning institutional/funding priorities
Evaluating your fundraising readiness Ethics in grants management
Principles of fundraising Relationships with funding agencies
Organizing a fundraising office Working with program officers
Donor recognition Partnerships and collaborations
Endowments Grants submission and technology
Federal and state compliance Evaluation design
Alumni development Organizing a grants office
Stewardship Budget development
Ethics Researching funding opportunities
Scholarship management Building proposal development teams
Fundraising and technology Developing an annual agenda
Mid-Level (4 – 10 years experience) Mid-Level (4 – 10 years)
Investment management Federal grant compliance
Planned giving: instruments and marketing Negotiating indirect cost rates
Cultivation strategies Preparing for an audit
Board development Implementing effective evaluations
Strategic planning and fundraising Sustaining a grant-funded project
Major gifts and/or capital campaigns Successful governmental relations
Feasibility studies Strategic planning and grants
Budgeting and financial management Legislative initiatives
Involving staff & faculty in fundraising Fiscal management
Internal campaigns Working with consultants
Counting and reporting campaign gifts Federal funding landscape
Masters Level (10+ years experience)
The Council for Resource Development (CRD) invites members of its community to share their
research and scholarly perspectives about issues facing development in community colleges.
Although research in this field remains nascent, CRD believes that practice must increasingly be
informed by research and data whenever possible, and that much research holds untapped potential for
assisting practitioners. It is CRD's intent to encourage more research in the field and to showcase
applicable findings that hold promise for the membership.
Council for Resource Development, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 365, Washington, DC 20036
Voice 202-822-0750 Fax 202-822-5014 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Website www.crdnet.org
The Council for Resource Development (CRD) is the only professional organization concerned exclusively with fundraising
for two-year colleges. Through education, advocacy and mentoring, CRD supports professionals and develops leaders
engaged in community college resource development. CRD is an affiliate organization of the American Association of