CRD 2016 - Funding the Future: Leading to Change

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The Council for Resource Development (CRD) annual conference is CRD's largest event and a "must-attend" gathering for community college resource development and advancement professionals. This exceptional program provides three days of extensive professional development and networking opportunities for over 500 community college professionals from across the country. 
This year CRD will hold its 50th Annual Conference: Leading to Change. You can be a part of something really big!

We seek dynamic session proposals in the areas of:
•    Fundraising and advancement leadership
•    Marketing, communications, web strategy, and social media
•    Grant development (federal, state, and private foundations)
•    Alumni relations
•    Foundation management and boards
•    College and Foundation leadership (Presidents, CEOs, and Trustees)
•    Personal and career development

CRD 50th Annual Conference - Funding the Future: Leading to Change

October 26 - 28, 2016

Submission Deadline: Monday, May 16, 2016

Tips for a successful proposal

  • Stay on trend! Attendees love to hear about the latest research and trends. Let us know how your session will incorporate this info.
  • Go beyond sharing your college's success story. Please include: strong learning outcomes for attendees, how/why what worked at your college could be successfully replicated.
  • Ensure that bios provided include community college development experience.
  • Focus more on the role that you and/or your colleague(s) played in implementing a successful project, program or campaign, and less on the role that a consultant with whom you may have worked played.
Plan to have the following information ready before completing this form. Note that you cannot return to this form to edit.
  • Session Title
  • Session Descriptor (75 - 100 words): An engaging description that will market your session.
  • 3-5 Learning Objectives/key takeaways
  • Designate your key contact. This person is responsible for keeping in touch with all co-presenters regarding conference deadlines, etc.
  • Complete contact information for all presenters. Note: Please list all speakers who will play a significant role in your session. The maximum number of speakers is 4.
  • A 75 - 100 word bio for each presenter
Have a question?
Rosie Connor
2016 Annual Conference Chair

Lauren Maza
CRD National Office

Section 1
Session Information

Title of Presentation (CRD may adjust to fit title case in keeping with our style guide. Please avoid long titles)

Session Descriptor

Great descriptors incorporate details about what attendees will learn during the session, how they might implement when they get home and information about materials/handouts that they will receive.

If your session is approved, we will use the descriptor you provide here to market your session to attendees. Please paste below (75 - 100 words).

Please enter 3 - 5 learning objectives.
These details will help the selection committee get a better idea of your topic and how it will enhance our conference.
At the end of your session, attendees will be able to:

Select Primary Audience/Track

Please select the level that most closely matches your session:

Please select the topic keywords that most closely match your session:

Select Session Format

Have you presented this session to community college development professionals before? Select all that apply.

For 2016, do you plan to present this session at other events?
Please provide a detailed answer below including event name(s), location(s) and date(s).

Will this session and/or topic include presenters who are not currently employed by a two-year degree-granting college?

Section 2 
Presenter Information

Designate Your Key Contact

The key contact will provide and manage all details related to the proposal, including collecting and providing all follow-up information, e.g. a/v equipment orders and corrections or changes to the program.

Complete contact information for all presenters is requested below.

Please initial below to indicate that you understand the key contact's role.

Key Contact Information:

Key Contact: How many years have you been in development?
(Enter a number only)

Key Contact: Please paste your professional bio below (75 - 100 words).

Will this session have more than one presenter?