The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy Announces Launch of New Affiliate Institute at Nova Southeastern University

Based on the vision of philanthropist T. Denny Sanford, NSU joins a national network of Institutes supporting nonprofit fundraising through educational programs, created and led by the founding Institute at National University/National University System.

San Diego, CA – December 6, 2019 – The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy is pleased to announce the launch of an affiliated Institute at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) – a private nonprofit university based in Florida – that will provide educational programs and resources to help nonprofits steward long-lasting donor relationships that increase charitable giving and their positive impact throughout Florida’s southeastern region. The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at NSU is the latest to join the nationwide expansion of Institutes – led by the San Diego-based nonprofit National University System and based on the vision of philanthropist and entrepreneur T. Denny Sanford – that offer emerging and established fundraisers best-in-class tools and training presented by recognized nonprofit leaders, members of academia, and renowned philanthropists.

Through the arrangement, the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at Nova Southeastern University has access to a unique, comprehensive curriculum that blends best practices from the business and nonprofit sectors, empowering fundraisers to more effectively advance their causes and greatly impact their organizations and communities. This foundational and transformative approach to fundraising, defined as Cause Selling, was designed by the founding Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University in 2014.

To date, affiliate Institutes have been established at 17 universities across the country and fostered more than 300,000 interactions to inspire and train fundraisers. The growing network of Sanford Institute of Philanthropy affiliates include City University of Seattle and John F. Kennedy University, both part of the National University System, as well as Long Island University in New York, Howard University in District of Columbia, Xavier University in Louisiana, and Texas A&M Central in Laredo.

“We are pleased to celebrate the launch of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at Nova Southeastern University,” said Tony Beall, Director of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University. “With each new Institute, we deepen our commitment to Denny Sanford’s vision of equipping fundraising professionals with the skills they need to nurture donor relationships, advance global philanthropic giving, and improve their lasting impact on society.”

SIP is the third of three Sanford Programs embraced by NSU. The three Sanford Programs, which include Sanford Harmony and Sanford Inspire, address solutions in the education and nonprofit sectors. The programs – based on the vision of Mr. Sanford – are being expanded nationally and globally by the National University System.

The Cause Selling approach is based on Mr. Sanford’s personal experiences as a donor, giving more than $2 billion to causes for education, health, and children worldwide and his recognition that fundraising effectiveness can be strengthened through approaches that emphasize business and sales principles.

As a result, each affiliated Institute, including NSU, offers programming based on Cause Selling principles that are taught through online training, in-person workshops, and fundraising academies by nonprofit leaders who incorporate their own professional and regional perspective to the content. Additionally, nonprofit professionals pursuing a Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) certification can articulate credit earned through the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy training.

The second edition publication of the Institute’s industry-leading book Cause Selling The Sanford Way: A Guide to Relationship-Driven Fundraising further advances the Institute’s mission to make training tools and resources more accessible to fundraising professionals nationwide. The one-of-its kind book, which was developed by the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University and is available on Amazon in both hardcover and digital format, outlines in detail how the Cause Selling approach can strengthen fundraising effectiveness and includes practical applications to cultivate donor relationships that are presented through case studies and step-by-step guides.

To learn more about the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy and order the new edition of Cause Selling The Sanford Way: A Guide to Relationship-Driven Fundraising visit causeselling.org.

About Nova Southeastern University (NSU):
At NSU, students don’t just get an education, they get the competitive edge they need for real careers, real contributions, and real life. A dynamic, private research university, NSU is providing high-quality educational and research programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree levels. Established in 1964, the university includes 16 colleges, the 215,000-square-foot Center for Collaborative Research, a private JK-12 grade school, the Mailman Segal Center (early childhood education) with specialists in Autism, the world-class NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, and the Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center, one of Florida’s largest public libraries. NSU students learn at our campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, and online globally. Classified as having “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is one of only 50 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification and is also the largest private institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. Please visit nova.edu for more information.

About Sanford Institute of Philanthropy – National University System
Sanford Institute of Philanthropy offers educational and training programs to help nonprofits significantly increase their fundraising capabilities and their positive impacts on society. Based on the vision of philanthropist and entrepreneur T. Denny Sanford, the first Sanford Institute of Philanthropy launched at San Diego-based nonprofit National University in 2014 with the development of proven contemporary curricula presented by recognized nonprofit leaders, faculty, and renowned philanthropists. The National University System is leading the expansion of the Institute, in coordination with colleges and universities around the country, to launch affiliate Institutes serving regions nationwide. A common cornerstone among each Institute is the Cause Selling approach toward fundraising and donor relationships that blends the passion of philanthropy with an emphasis on proven business principles. Sanfordinstituteofphilanthropy.org

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