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


Nov 21, 2019

Webinar Series

Webinar 1: The Changing World of Philanthropy

Kathy Drucquer Duff, CFRE
Founder, KDD Philanthropy

Feb 4, 2020

Webinar Series

Cost: Free!

Webinar 2: Building Program Champions

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Dec 4, 2019


Cost: Free!

Start the New Year with 2020 Vision

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Vince Evans, Development Officer, Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona

Adrian Jamieson, Director of Development, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona

Judy Sanchez, Chief Development Officer & College Relations Officer, Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation

Todd Vigil, Director of Marketing and Communications, Heard Museum

Dec 18, 2019


Cost: Free!

When IT Hits the Fan: Everyone's Role in Crisis Communications

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Jeff Stanger
Education Resources Manager, CFRE

Jan 15, 2020 
Jan 29, 2020
Feb 12, 2020
Feb 26, 2020

Fundraising Academy Accelerate

Cost: $450/person

Fundraising Academy Accelerate

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Questions? Please email us at or call 480.377.2702. 



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