The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at Xavier University of Louisiana was established to offer a range of high-quality educational opportunities to further strengthen nonprofit organizations throughout the Southeast, but especially in the New Orleans region. 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 more than 30 seminars, workshops and webinars built around four key themes: cause selling, marketing, fundraising strategies and relationship building. All coursework which is delivered online and face-to-face, is taught by experienced nonprofit professionals, and many of these seminars and workshops meet the standards of excellence outlined by Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).
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 Millennial MGO: How to be Successful When Everyone Sees You as Their Kid with Nick Kulik
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Series: Engaging Black Philanthropists with Valaida Fullwood
Cause Selling: The 8-Step Cycle That Fundraisers Need to Know with Hannah Berger & Jennifer Lill Brown
The Missing Link in Your 2019 Digital Fundraising Strategy with Francisco Martinez
Set Yourself Up for Success with Peer-to-Peer Fundraising with Classy
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Series: Prospecting for Diverse Major Donors with Armando Zumaya
Approaching the Prospective Donor with Tony Beall
Kickstart Your End-of-Year Campaign Through Stronger Donor Relationships with Kathryn Adams Farrell
Thought Leaders Series: The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit with Beth Kanter
Stewarding & Recognizing the Major Gift Donor with Kristin Romaine
When IT Hits the Fan: Everyone’s Role in Crisis Communications with Jeff Stanger
The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy Affiliates are a consortium of universities, colleges, and nonprofit organizations that prepare future-focused nonprofits and their fundraisers for greater impact by providing learning opportunities specifically designed to enhance their nonprofits’ cause, their communities, and the world. The Institute is committed to delivering measurable results through a proven, contemporary curriculum presented by world-class nonprofit leaders, best-in-class faculty, and renowned philanthropists. Our participants develop and strengthen applicable and time-tested skills they can apply to their development operations now and in the future.