The 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 The 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.

15th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium

January 24-25, 2019

Boards are the lifeblood of nonprofits and good governance is essential to strong, effective nonprofits. This event brings together 350+ dedicated nonprofit and philanthropic leaders (new and experienced board members, executive directors, emerging leaders, donors and foundation staff) to learn about best practices and contemporary examples of good nonprofit governance. Each year The Nonprofit Institute assembles an array of top-notch seminars and workshops that facilitate stimulating conversations around governance for nonprofit boards.

6th Annual State of Nonprofits and Philanthropy Summit

October 19th, 2018

Annually 200+ nonprofit and philanthropic leaders join to hear the latest data, key trends and leadership perspectives on the state of nonprofits and philanthropy. Plenaries and workshops provide practical learning opportunities that help leaders create and implement innovative, collaborative strategies addressing our communities' most pressing challenges.

The Nonprofit Institute reaches over 12,000 individuals and over 3,100 nonprofit and support organizations. Online, The Nonprofit Institute has over 4,000 newsletter subscribers, over 3,900 Twitter followers, over 1,600 Facebook likes and over 1350 LinkedIn connections. From 2015 to 2018, 89% of our event attendees were organizational decision makers. The Nonprofit Institute work is also promoted by the larger university which has a reach of over 50,000.

Packaged Sponsorship Opportunities and Benefits

  • Chair $50,000
  • Advocate $25,000
  • Steward $10,000
  • Partner $5,000
  • Supporter $2,500
  • Friend $1,000

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.

Download The Nonprofit Institute Sponsorship Package (pdf) which includes the sponsorship opportunities form. We can tailor a sponsor package especially for you. For more information about The Nonprofit Institute events and sponsorship opportunities, please email nonprofit@sandiego.edu or call (619) 260-7443.