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44th Annual Council for Resource Development Conference

Washington, DC

Attending the 44th Annual Council for Resource Development (CRD) Conference next week? The Clements Group (CG) is proud to be long-standing supporters of CRD as it is one of the greatest professional development opportunities in our field--offering unparalleled opportunities for networking and continuing education.

If you are attending this year's conference, stop by our booth at the Resource Showcase--Booth #102...we'd love the opportunity to learn more about your college and its successes. Also, we are pleased to be presenting several sessions at this year's conference and hope that you will join us:

Pre-Conference Session
Wednesday, November 3rd (9:00 am - 12:00 noon)
Alumni--FRIENDraising, FUNraising and FUNDraising

You are up and running! So what's next? Learn best practices of an eighteen-year-old alumni association. Discover how cultivating friends+fun=funds by exploring a cross section of events and daily activities that engage alumni. Understand the role marketing plays in keeping your alumni connected to the college and community. Take home ideas of how to develop and implement a successful annual fundraising campaign for your alumni association. Finally, leave with a survival kit of alumni necessities that are a must have for any alumni coordinator.

Presented By:
Marv LeRoy, Vice President, The Clements Group (UT)
Caroline Kelly, Vice President of Advancement, Jones County Junior College (MS)
Amie Herrington, Alumni Coordinator, Jones County Junior College Alumni Association (MS)

Thursday, November 4th (9:00 am - 10:15 am)
Feasibility Studies--A Creative Process and Your Roadmap to Success

Do you have projects requiring major funding? Where are the donors and where will you find the volunteer leaders to champion your cause? What does the donor community think about your projects, your president, college, volunteer leaders and plans for the future? What is the process and are you ready for campaign?

Presented By:
Pend Armistead, President, The Clements Group (UT)
Jennifer Wheatley, Executive Director, Rogue Community College Foundation (OR)

Friday, November 5th (3:15 pm - 4:30 pm)
Grants--A National Perspective, A Local Solution

Learn how you compare. This 2010 national survey discusses the rates and levels of grants activity by college size. In particular, you will see how personnel, college leadership, freelance grant writers and vision impact quality. Be the first to come away with ideas to improve your program.

Presented By:
Christine Anderson, Senior Vice President, The Clements Group (UT)
Mark Hundley, Chief Grants Officer, Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KY)
Steven Budd, President, River Valley Community College (NH)

Friday, November 5th (3:15 pm - 4:30 pm)
Making the Ask--Volunteer Leadership and Messenger Training to Raise Millions

Asking for big gifts requires the right volunteer, good leadership enlistment and effective messenger training. It's a team approach and it produces significant results. Bring your questions and build your confidence. Learn the process as you plan next steps toward maximizing your fundraising success and achieving your fundraising goals.

Presented By:
Marv LeRoy, Vice President, The Clements Group (UT)
Cathy Yasuda, Executive Director, Treasure Valley Community College Foundation (OR)

We hope to see you there!


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