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Professional Development

In-person and online resources connect you with best practices in fundraising, communications and alumni relations.



Connect with colleagues who experience similar challenges and develop collaborative solutions.



Join the movement advocating for increased investments in Community College development programs.

Be a part of the can-do-conference

The Conference for Community College Advancement
The annual meeting of professionals who work to advance community colleges.

When: October 1-3, 2015
Where: Anaheim Marriott

Special California-specific activities will occur each day in conjunction with the conference. Explore the program >

Join California Colleagues for an opening night reception with Creole themed dinner, drinks and jazz in the heart of Downtown Disney. Buy your ticket >

Why Join the Network?

dual membership in case, the council for advancement and support of education
Through a partnership with the Foundation for California Community Colleges, membership in the Network of California Community College Foundations includes access to professional development services offered through the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) for all staff members at your institution. CASE is education's leading resource for knowledge, standards, advocacy and training in alumni relations, communications, fundraising, and marketing. Learn more >
discounted rate at the annual conference for community college advancement

The Network collaborates with CASE to produce the Conference for Community College Advancement. Save hundreds per person on conference registration and attend California-specific programming as a part of the conference. Learn more >

Network members are invited to attend an opening night reception featuring News Orleans style dinner, drinks and jazz music in the heart of Downtown Disney. RSVP to the California Colleagues Reception > 

regional roundtables and networking
Informal peer-to-peer small group gatherings are ranked as one the most valuable forms of professional development opportunities supporting Network members. Regional Roundtables are one-day retreats that consist of an in-depth exploration of the host college foundation, followed by a facilitated discussion of hot topics facing foundation executive directors.  
online toolkits, templates and best practices

Looking for benchmarking resources, white papers and sample documents? Both CASE and the Network offer online platforms with resources to meet your needs. Explore CASE tools >

Online communities and a statewide email list serv offer immediate access to colleagues’ collective experience. Explore Network resources >

Member spotlight

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Foundation for California Community Colleges