Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at XULA

Now in Baton Rouge too!

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).  

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

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EVENT TYPE

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INSTRUCTOR

INFO/REGISTRATION

June 20, 2018

Webinar - Free

Becoming a Master Prospector

Tony Beall

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July 18, 2018

Webinar - Free

A Fulfilling Career in Fundraising

Panelists

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August 15, 2018

Webinar - Free

Storytelling

Panelists

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November 8, 2018

Xavier Workshop - $75
(Lunch Included)

Features & BenefitsMajor Gifts

TBA

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December 13, 2018

Xavier Workshop - $49
(Lunch Included)

Relationship Building

Nora Ellerson

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Webinar: Becoming a Master Prospector

June 20th, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learning objectives include:

    • Understand the role of cause selling in today’s market
    • Learn the steps in cause selling and the purpose of each step
    • Develop principles upon which to base ethical behavior
    • Identify the sources of influence for fundraisers on their behavior
    • Understand your role in maintaining the ethical position of the organization and behaving in an ethical manner toward donors

You will hear real-world experiences and scenarios so that you can put concepts into action right away. The format will be conversational with the opportunity for questions and answers.

About the Facilitator:

In 2010, Tony Beall realized a vision and launched Mister Nonprofit Consultancy, Inc. where he serves as the Founder/President of the company.  Flashback to 1998, after a very successful twelve year career with American Express, Tony followed his passion and leapt into the independent sector with a strong desire to better the communities in which we live, work and play. Tony remains focused on social change through the global development of social enterprise, utilizing skills acquired from decades of organizational leadership experience. Tony has an impressive portfolio of organizations that have benefitted from his expertise and passion. Included in that portfolio are Susan G. Komen – HQ, William J. Clinton Foundation, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, American Foundation for AIDS Research, Science Olympiad, The Better Business Bureau of South Florida & The Caribbean, National Leadership Institute, City of Hallandale Beach, Palm Beach Special Needs Advisory Coalition, ArtServe, Nonprofits First, Community Foundation of Broward, Broward Healthy Start Coalition, Urban League of Palm Beach County, YMCA and many more. Tony resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and also serves as the President for the Center for Strategic Philanthropy & Civic Engagement.

Webinar: A Fulfilling Career in Fundraising

July 18th, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

You will hear real-world experiences and scenarios so that you can put concepts into action right away. The format will be conversation with the opportunity for questions and answers. Registration is required.

Webinar: Storytelling

August 15th, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

You will hear real-world experiences and scenarios so that you can put concepts into action right away. The format will be conversational with the opportunity for questions and answers. Registration is required.

 

Features & Benefits / Major Gifts - Xavier University of LA

Nov 8th, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm | Cost: $75 (Lunch Included) | Instructor: TBA

Features & Benefits:

    • Demonstrate How Your Nonprofit Organization Meets the Needs of the Donor
    • Answer the Question of “What’s in it for the Donor”
    • Fill a “Void” for the Donor
    • Directly Related to Attributes of Your Nonprofit Organization
    • Provide the Donor the Reason to Make a “Gift” to Your Nonprofit Organization
    • Benefits… Are the Reasons Why Donors Give Gifts

Major Gifts:

    • Learn about the Donor Development Cube

Relationship Building - Xavier University of LA

Dec 13th, 11:30-1:00  | Cost: $49.00 (Lunch Included) | Instructor: Nora Ellersten, Founder of the Funding Seed

Learning objectives include:

    • Understand the value of donor loyalty and what it means to your organization
    • Discover some of the leading causes for the lack of donor retention
    • Study the keys for retaining a higher percentage of donors
    • Appreciate how to maximize current donors and win back lapsed donors
    • Learn how to “close the loop” and give donors of all sizes the satisfaction they need to stay sold on the cause
    • Develop a plan for follow-up activities with major donors and for communicating with donors in a meaningful way so that they continue to provide financial support

Have a Group? We can customize classes based on the needs of your group. Call us for more details. For more information please visit our website www.xula.edu/ccsde or call 504-520-7669