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About the Joint Committee on Development

The Joint Committee on Development is a joint Committee of the University Council and the Colleges tasked with facilitating communication and collaboration between the two with regards to fundraising and development activities. The Committee works closely with Cambridge in America and its membership includes College representatives, members of the Regent House, and the Executive Directors of CUDAR and CAm.

The Committee meets once of term and its duties and terms of reference are provided in Chapter I of the University's Statutes and Ordinances. Under Regulation 3 of the regulations for the JCD, the Committee's duties are:

  1. to monitor the performance of, and recommend revisions to, the overall strategy for fund-raising on behalf of the University and the Colleges;
  2. to keep under review and facilitate the relationships and links between the University and the Colleges and their members;
  3. to facilitate and support effective collaboration between the University and the Colleges;
  4. to establish, implement, and ensure the effectiveness of codes of practice and policies in support of its remit;
  5. through its Cambridge in America Sub-Committee, receive and review the budget and work plan for collaborative activity in fund-raising undertaken through the office of Cambridge in America in the USA, and any such similar bodies that may be established in future on a jointly funded basis elsewhere in the world, and to recommend them to the Planning and Resources Committee and the Colleges’ Bursars’ Committee for approval. 
Code of Practice
The Code of Practice was approved by the Joint Committee on Development in 2013. A copy of the Code of Practice for a Collaborative Fundraising Model for Collegiate Cambridge can be found below:

 

Addendum to the Code of Practice

An addendum to the Code of Practice was approved by the Joint Committee on Development in June 2018. A copy of the Addendum to the Code of Practice for a Collaborative Fundraising Model for Collegiate Cambridge can be found below:​
Addendum to the Code of Practice​


Exceptions to the Code of Practice
​Exceptions to the Code of Practice may be made through application to, and subject to agreement by, the Joint Committee on Development. The Exceptions Policy and Procedure can be found below:
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