Welcome to the Florida Council for Resource Development (FCRD) website, where resource development officers from the Florida College System’s grants and foundations departments share best practices, network with their peers, and improve their profession.
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR
Dear FCRD Members,
The past quarter has been an active one for the FCRD Board! On behalf of our membership, we have been ‘communicating the impact of our system’ by sharing information on statistics and success stories from our foundations and grants that are arming our Council of Presidents as they advocate for supportive policies and funding for our institutions over the next year. Your help in gathering this information is greatly valued and recognized by our Presidents and we thank you!! We hope you find the series of communication updates on this front to be helpful in knowing what we are accomplishing as a Council and System.
I am pleased to announce that FCRD members raised $1,800 through the Florida Keys Community College Match Campaign as unrestricted funds that will support the institution, its students and communities as they continue to recover from Hurricane Irma. The check was presented last month to President Guaverra. Thank you to ALL who made a contribution!
Finally, we are looking forward to ‘world class professional development’ at our upcoming Spring Conference in Miami! We encourage all foundation and grant staff to attend these conferences, held twice each year in the fall and spring. Beyond professional and partnership development, the conferences often lead to resource development. For the spring conference, FCRD has secured special presentations by the U.S. Department of Labor, including a dedicated session on apprenticeships. We hope you see you there!
Jackie Skryd, FCRD Chair & Executive Director of Grants Development at St. Petersburg College