Sanford Institute of Philanthropy

Sanford Institute of Philanthropy

Students in a workshop

The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at City University of Seattle was established to offer a range of high-quality educational opportunities to further strengthen nonprofit organizations throughout Washington State.

Founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford, the Institute focuses on preparing exemplary nonprofit leaders and providing the support they need to be successful in making a difference in the world.

The Institute offers seminars, workshops and webinars built around four key themes: cause selling, marketing, fundraising strategies and relationship building. All coursework is delivered by experienced nonprofit professionals, and many of these seminars and workshops meet the standards of excellence outlined by Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).

Sanford Mission

To help nonprofits significantly increase their fundraising capabilities and impact they have in their communities and society, through proven contemporary curriculum presented by world-class nonprofit leaders, best in class faculty, and renowned philanthropists.

The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at City University of Seattle is part of a nationwide network of Institutes led by the founding Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University, which developed the educational curricula and resources shared by all affiliated Institutes. Both National University and City University of Seattle are part of the National University System.

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“It is my personal mission to advance giving at all levels and varieties. Together let’s make your nonprofit more sustainable to maximize its positive effects on a grander scale”

-Angela Beard, Director of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at City University of Seattle

Contact Information

Phone: 206-239-4809

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