Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at Augustana to Prepare Nonprofit Leaders

Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at Augustana University

University officials today announced details for the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at Augustana, an initiative designed to prepare nonprofit leaders for the 21st century and dramatically increase the impact of charitable organizations in the U.S.

"The Institute will offer training programs that focus on professional selling, relationship development, the ethics and legalities of fundraising, effective communication, and cause sales," said Dr. Pam Homan, executive director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Augustana.

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"By providing a combination of theory and practical application, these day-and-a-half training opportunities provide fundraising professionals a proven framework and skill set for increasing their ability to attract donations and develop their nonprofit leadership skills."

Dr. Pam Homan
Executive Director, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The inaugural training institute will be held April 7-8. Cost is $350. Registration is now open. Register today.

The training institutes are offered on a quarterly basis and are led by regional experts and Augustana University faculty. Institutes will focus on topics such as:

  • Professional selling
  • Relationship selling
  • Ethics and legalities of fundraising
  • Effective communication
  • Cause sales fundamentals and development
  • Fundamentals of “The Art of Asking”

In addition, half-day seminars will also be offered on a monthly basis on topics such as: 

  • Social styles
  • Tools for success in fundraising
  • Fundamental question and listening skills
  • Communication
  • Basics of fundraising
  • Ethics in fundraising

Participants will receive a signed Certificate of Completion from Augustana University.