The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy is one of the first institutes of its kind to offer a comprehensive curriculum that blends best practices from the business and nonprofit sectors, empowering fundraisers to more effectively advance their causes and greatly impact their organizations.
Our Innovative Programs Have Already Inspired over 25,000 Nonprofit Professionals.
Unleash Your Passion

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are very satisfied with course content
Raise More Funds

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feel engaged and energized by the instructors
Make a Difference Today

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can immediately apply what they have learned
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empowering people to follow their passions to make a greater impact on society.
benevolence, GENEROSITY, humanitarianism, public-spiritedness, altruism, social conscience, charity, CHARITABLENESS, brotherly love, fellow feeling, magnanimity, openhandedness, bountifulness, beneficence, unselfishness, humanity, kindness, kindheartedness, COMPASSION
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Connect, Learn, Collaborate with Your Peers
“Fundraising can sometimes feel like you’re all alone on an island. The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy Fundraising Academy not only offers excellent information to improve your fundraising skills, it also provides the support and understanding of other nonprofit professionals so you don’t feel so alone. The courses are very interactive and collaborative. The instructors and guest speakers are world-class. And you get ample opportunity to practice what you learn before taking those lessons into the real world. The courses have given me the tools to meet my fundraising goals without fundamentally changing who I am.”
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Schedule of Upcoming Programs
World-class instructors. Real-world coursework.
Jun 20

Webinar: Becoming a Master Prospector

June 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jul 18

Webinar: A Fulfilling Career in Fundraising

July 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Aug 15

Webinar: Storytelling

August 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sep 19

[Webinar] TBA

September 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oct 17

[Webinar] TBA

October 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nov 14

[Webinar] TBA

November 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dec 12

[Webinar] TBA

December 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Buzz from the Classroom…
The instructor provided many good tips and insights while reminding me why I love working for nonprofits and why fundraising can be such a fulfilling career path.
Thanks to input from last week’s class, a major business contributor wrote me a check on the spot – with a promise of more to come when we achieve certain benchmarks.
Great information that will help us engage with our donors more effectively!
The instructor was very engaging, and broke down what can be overwhelming information into very palatable and practical solutions I can implement.
Grow Philanthropy. Change Your Community – and the World!
The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy partners with colleges and universities throughout the U.S., and collaborates with associations and large business foundations to educate fundraisers, improve their ability to secure more gifts, and become better stewards of their donor relationships. We empower our affiliates to have an immediate impact in their communities by providing a well-researched, world-class program that includes a fully developed interactive curriculum, CFRE credit-ready courses, train-the-trainer programs, and marketing support materials.
Join Our Growing Network of Passionate Partners
AZ / Maricopa Community College District

CA / National University System (Founding SIP)

CA / National University Costa Mesa

CA / National University Ontario

CA / National University San Bernardino

CA / John F. Kennedy University

FL / National Leadership Institute

LA / Xavier University of Louisiana

NE / Bellevue University

NY / Long Island University

SD / Augustana University 

WA / City University of Seattle

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Great ideas and causes need great fundraisers. Together, we will enable the two million nonprofits in the U.S. and abroad to make the world a better place.
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