Preparing Fundraisers for Greater Measurable Impact

The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy offers educational and training programs to help nonprofit fundraisers significantly increase their capabilities and their impact on society. The cornerstone of the institute is the Cause Selling approach toward fundraising and donor relationships that blends the passion of philanthropy with an emphasis on proven business principles.

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, created through a very generous gift from T. Denny Sanford. Together we have developed educational curricula and resources shared by all affiliated Institutes.

Webinars and Workshops

We are committed to meeting the diverse needs of today’s nonprofit professionals. Our workshops are presented onsite at CityU or at your location as well as streaming. Our workshops incorporate the best practices from the nonprofit and business sectors, empowering nonprofit professionals to more effectively advance their causes and greatly impact the organizations and communities they serve.

As an affiliate of the National University System, we also invite you to discover monthly webinars hosted by the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University.

Self-Paced Nonprofit Leadership Course

The School of Applied Leadership in collaboration with the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at City University of Seattle offers a 10-module training course designed to enhance leadership and management skills of nonprofit professionals. Download the course fact sheet now. 

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