Standing Beside Alaska's Non-Profits

Application Requirements and Selection Criteria

Applicants will be selected according to the following criteria:

  1. Staff Capacity
    • Successful applicants will have some established paid staff capacity (i.e. at least 0.5 FTE)
  2. Ability to identify complex challenges and possible adaptive responses
  3. Institutional capacity for innovation and adaptive change, notably     
    • Leadership with demonstrated ability to adapt in response to changing conditions
    • A clear understanding of organizational assets and barriers in supporting adaptive work
  4. Ability to learn from previous attempts at innovation      
    • Organizational self-awareness, including the ability to reflect on past experiences, (failures as well as successes), learn from them, and apply this learning
    • Searching questions being asked in the early stages of adaptive work
  5. Fit to the New Pathways program
    1. Alignment between stated suitability and the purpose and construction of the program
    2. Preparedness to have artistic, executive and board leaders (or more) involved throughout
  6. The likelihood of benefits accruing to the organization from participation
    • Alignment between expected benefits and the purpose and construction of the program