Applications are now available for the 2013 Foraker Certificate in Nonprofit Management program. The program is designed for Alaska nonprofit professionals in leadership positions who want to enhance their management skills and explore a full range of issues and best practices to use in their organizations. Click here for more information, class schedules, and an application form.
We have received many requests from our Partners and the community to learn more about Foraker services, our sustainability model, and issues related to starting a new nonprofit. With that in mind, we will launch three new classes after the first of the year. Each is one hour and free to the public. We encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities and pass along this information to others who may be interested.
Check the descriptions below and click on our class calendar for information on date and time, and to register.
Foraker Partnership: What it can mean for your organization
Becoming a Partner in The Foraker Group brings your organization much more than discounts on our classes and services -- although those are certainly an important benefit. In this one-hour class you will learn all the aspects of partnership -- its benefits, opportunities, and, yes, its responsibilities. We strongly encourage new Partners to join us and hope organizations that have been part of Foraker for many years will take this as a refresher course.
The Foraker Nonprofit Sustainability Model: What is it? How does it work?
You hear us talk about our sustainability model quite a bit. It sets the context for all our work and it's being adapted by organizations around Alaska with great success. This one-hour class walks you through the model and helps you start your own sustainability journey. We'll explain how we arrived at the model and share ways other nonprofits are using it. This class is your first step on the sustainability path.
So You Want to Create a Nonprofit: What you must know before starting
Perhaps the question we receive most is "how do I start my own nonprofit?" In fact, we've heard it so often we decided to offer this one-hour class to help you understand the process and implications of beginning a nonprofit. Is a new organization the best way to accomplish a mission that's important to you? We'll help you think about that and make an informed decision.
One of the first, and probably most popular programs we offer is the Foraker Certificate in Nonprofit Management. The certificate, which carries Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, is designed for nonprofit leaders who want to learn how to better manage their organizations. An added benefit is becoming part of a growing, statewide network of more than 240 certificate grads who support one another and share their experiences and perspectives on their work. [Read More... ]
Perhaps the most requested subject for our training sessions for Pick.Click.Give. is how to use social media. This year we’re bringing you two sessions from a nationally known expert in the field.
On Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 3:00, Holly Minch from LightBox Collaborative in San Francisco will join our webinar series with an introductory course on using tools like Facebook and Twitter in the upcoming PCG campaign. She’ll return on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 11:30 with an advanced class that digs more deeply into using social media strategies.
LightBox Collaborative specializes in the work of nonprofits and is known for its imaginative thinking and its approaches to creating social change. Our presenter, Holly Minch, has received numerous awards for her work with nonprofits.
We urge you to take advantage of this expert training. You can register by clicking here. There’s no fee for PCG organizations.
We're offering a full schedule of classes this month and invite you to consider one that could help you enhance your management skills. Our trainings are designed for nonprofit board members and staff and provide information, insight, and tips you can use in your office the next day. These classes can help you whether you're new to the nonprofit world or want to brush up on your skills
Check out our class calendar to see what's available that can help you better serve your organization.
Are you a chair of a board who would like to network with other board chairs? Could you use some useful techniques? This one-hour discussion, facilitated by Foraker CEO Dennis McMillian, is an opportunity for board chairs throughout the state to connect. Specific topics will be determined based on participant interest. This is a distance course offering via teleconference. Click here for more details and to register.
Are you new to the nonprofit world -- or do you just want to brush up on your skills? Are you looking for better ways to serve your organization? Whether you're staff, a board member, or a volunteer, The Foraker Group has a class for you. In October and November we are offering 2 NEW FINANCE CLASSES in addtion to our board and staff forums and Special Briefings. Visit our class calendar to see what's available and then register for a class that will help you enhance your skills.
GoToMeeting teleconferences and video conferences must be paid in advance of the class. If we don't have at least seven people registered for a class three working days before it's to be held, we have to cancel it.
For more information about The Foraker Group or to see a full list of our courses, please visit us at www.forakergroup.org. If you have questions, you may contact us by email, email@example.com, or by phone at (907) 743-1200.
This year’s Funders Forum corresponds with the Alaska Federation of Natives Conference and will be held at the Marriott Hotel Downtown Anchorage on Wednesday, October 17, from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. It is a great opportunity for people to meet with a wide variety of grant makers who have an interest in funding projects in Alaska. Please share the flyer below with friends, family, colleagues, and contacts who will benefit from:
- Understanding how funders collaborate
- Learning about successful projects
- Having questions answered
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 907-743-1209 by October 10, 2012. There is no charge for this event.
Catalyst for Nonprofit Excellence is a unique opportunity designed specifically for nonprofit leaders. It is a partnership between The Foraker Group and Context International, with support from BP.
The program is designed for leaders in the sector who are ready for an opportunity to explore their path, energize, envision their next steps, and enhance the best each has to offer the world and the sector. We hope to create a cohort with representatives from all parts of the state and all segments of the nonprofit sector. In addition to executive directors and funding officers, are looking for board volunteers with a commitment to the sector. Our graduates from last year tell us it was a "powerful experience" that helped them clarify their leadership style and the way they engage in their lives.
The program consists of a series of days from September to December. Participants must commit to every day of the program.
Deadline for application is 5:00 pm, Aug. 10, 2012. Click here for details and application form.
Have you checked out our Catalyst for Nonprofit Excellence program? We're taking appllications right now. Click here to learn more.