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SANFORD ACADEMY: The Fundraising Academy

3/12/2018 to 3/16/2018
When: March 12 - June 21, 2018
2-3 days per month for 4 months
Where: Rio Salado College - Conference Center
2323 W. 14th Street
Tempe, Arizona  85281
United States
Contact: Maureen Hannon

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The time to register for the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy's inaugural Fundraising Academy is here. Sanford is excited to announce they have received funding that allows them to offer it to you at just $750 per person (previously $2500)!

Nonprofits interested in sending more than one person can enjoy additional savings with a “buy one get one free” deal now through February 28, 2018! 

Alliance Members receive $50 off registration for a total of only $700!

Members can log in and find the Member Discount Code here.   

Reserve my seat(s) now!

The Academy begins on March 12, 2018 and includes 2 or 3 days per month over four months (ends June 21, 2018) led by some of the Valley’s leading fundraising and nonprofit professionals. All sessions will be held in Tempe at the Conference Center at Rio Salado College.

The Fundraising Academy is ideal for those seeking dynamic approaches to fundraising, additional opportunities for networking, and to build their professional toolbox.

The program is intended for both new and experienced fundraising professionals and is eligible for 80 education points toward the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification, which satisfies the certification’s educational requirement. Specifically, students will increase their capacity to strategically identify opportunities for funding.

2018 Schedule:

The Academy offers a fresh perspective on four key topic areas:

Session 1: Basics of FundraisingMarch 12-14, 2018

Session 2: Cause Selling/Social SkillsApril 4-5, 2018

Session 3: Major GiftsMay 22-23, 2018

Session 4: Planned Giving + GraduationJune 20-21, 2018

This program offers a fresh perspective and new cutting-edge techniques to address the needs of fundraising in today's society through exploring the advantages of technology, social media, innovative applications, and accurate financial management.

At the end of the program, participants will have the opportunity to participate in a pitch contest to demonstrate the skills they learned and compete for prizes for their organization such as a full-page ad in AZ Business Angels magazine

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Learning Outcomes:

  • Evaluate the state of the nonprofit field as it pertains to opportunities and gaps in the areas of development
  • Examine basic principles of fundraising while considering ethical and organizational factors
  • Analyze negotiating and cause-selling styles in order to evaluate their situational effectiveness
  • Articulate multiple approaches to development strategy in order to confront and address complex needs
  • Practice “making the ask” and cause selling techniques
  • Utilize emerging technology, presentation skills and communication in face-to-face, alternative, and virtual environments
  • Compare and contrast strategies of soliciting major gifts and planned giving
  • Identify the needs and resources associated with financial and legal requirements of fundraising
  • Develop professional skills that enhance opportunities and increase possible vehicles for fundraising

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