Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at Maricopa Community Colleges

The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at Maricopa Community Colleges offers a range of high-quality educational opportunities to further strengthen nonprofit organizations throughout Arizona. 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, webinars, and a Fundraising Academy 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.


Upcoming Events


Oct 16, 2019


Cost: Free!

The Magical Force of Major Gift Donors

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Kristin Romaine, Development Director and Trainer

Oct 3, 2019, 
Oct 10, 2019,
Oct 17, 2019,
Oct 24, 2019

Fundraising Essentials Certificate

Cost: $450/person

Fundraising Essentials Certificate

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Oct 7-9, 2019, 
Nov 18-19, 2019,
Feb 3-4, 2020,
March 24-25, 2020

Fundraising Academy

Cost: $750/person

Fundraising Academy - Basics of Fundraising, Cause Selling, Major Gifts, Planned Giving

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Questions? Please email us at or call 480.377.2702. 



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