Nonprofit Institute Event Sponsorship Opportunities

The Nonprofit Institute, housed within the School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES) at the University of San Diego (USD), offers a unique opportunity to connect with thousands of nonprofit and philanthropic organizations throughout San Diego County.

Sponsorship of Nonprofit Institute events guarantees brand exposure to key decision-makers who are looking for the services that our sponsors provide. For all events, materials are distributed to individuals at more than 3,100 nonprofit and philanthropic organizations representing education, healthcare, human services, arts and culture, environment, public benefit and government sectors.

Sponsors are recognized frequently before and after events through social and print media and ongoing communications, as well as during events through signage, presentations and conference materials.

By aligning your brand with the Nonprofit Institute, you are also demonstrating your care and commitment to the San Diego community. We provide education and research that allow our nonprofit and philanthropic partners to make transformational and impactful changes to their organizations, their beneficiaries and the greater San Diego community.

Your sponsorship also supports scholarships for USD graduate students who work for local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. By supporting their education now, you are supporting the future of San Diego.

Become a sponsor today

Packaged Sponsorship Opportunities and Benefits

  • Premier $20,000 (1 available)
  • Signature $10,000
  • Lead $5,000
  • Supporting $2,500
  • Contributing $1,000

*$100 per registration not tax deductible

Sponsorship Add On Opportunities

  • Named SONP Index Sponsor (1 available) + $5,000 to Signature Level
  • Named SONP Summit Lunch Sponsor (1 available) + $5,000 to Lead Level
  • Named Governance Symposium Kaleidoscope Award Sponsor (1 available) + $5,000 to Signature Level
  • Named Governance Symposium Lunch Sponsor (2 available) + $5,000 to Lead Level

Additional Benefits from USD and SOLES

A gift of $1,500+ assures membership in the President's Club, which includes invitations to exclusive VIP events and recognition in the USD Honor Roll of Donors. Donors of $1,500+ are also hosted at special SOLES events and published in the Dean's Report.

Interested in becoming a Sponsor?

Download the Nonprofit Institute Sponsorship Package (pdf) which includes the sponsorship opportunities form. For questions regarding sponsorship for the upcoming State of Nonprofits Summit or Nonprofit Governance Symposium please contact the Nonprofit Institute at or (619) 260-7442.