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Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at Maricopa Community Colleges

The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at Maricopa Community Colleges was established to offer 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


April 23, 2019


Cost: Free

The Missing Link In Your 2019 Digital Fundraising Strategy

(Register Here!)

Francisco Martinez, Educator, Speaker, and Professional Marketing Consultant and Trainer

May 15, 2019


Cost: Free

Set Yourself Up for Success with Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

(Register Here!)

Elizabeth Hilbert, Product Marketing Manager

June 19, 2019


Cost: Free

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Series: Prospecting for Diverse Major Donors

(Register Here!)

Armando Zumaya, Vice President, Development at Goodwill Industry and Trainer

Questions? Please email us at or call 480.377.2727. 



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