Standing Beside Alaska's Non-Profits

Certificate in Nonprofit Management

The 2017 application period is open - the application deadline is June 16.

The Foraker Certificate in Nonprofit Management is a statewide program offered in partnership with the University of Alaska. This is a non-degree program offering 10.4 Continuing Education Units (CEU's). Classes begin in September and end in December. This is a statewide cohort. All sessions are held in-person, in Anchorage. Travel scholarships are available.

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.

For 2017 program dates, click here

Tuition is $2,800 with a discounted rate of $2,300 for Foraker Partners. Payment is due on the first day of class unless other arrangements are made. Please do not send payment with your application. Limited travel scholarships are available for those living beyond driving distance.

Applicants will be evaluated based on their current position in the organization, their career intentions, impact on the agency and geographic distribution. Every effort is made to create a cohort of students that will both teach and learn from each other.

To learn more about our staff, click here. To learn more about our consultants, click here.

Questions? Please call 907-743-1200 or 1-877-834-5003.

Program Features:
  • Schedules designed for the working professional
  • Courses developed to apply classroom teachings directly to your workplace
  • Case studies directly related to issues facing Alaska nonprofit organizations
  • A network of fellow professionals
Courses Descriptios
For a 2017 program schedule, click here

 Fundamentals of the Nonprofit Sector

 1 day
 Provides an overview of the nonprofit sector, its origins, legal basis and key trends.

 Professional/Personal Development Seminar
 1/2 day
 Explores your personal values and how they relate to successful nonprofit management. 

 Strategic Planning & Business Planning
 1.5 days
 Provides an overview of nonprofit organizational planning processes, the strengths and weaknesses of each  type and an integrated model for their uses within the organization.

 Organizational Development
 1 day
 Teaches conflict management and problem solving techniques used by staff working in the nonprofit sector.

 Board Development
 2 days
 Covers the best practices of nonprofit boards, board performance assessment, management and trends in  board development.

 Human Resource Management
 1 day
 Covers rules and regulations of employee management, employee selection and performance evaluation.

 Marketing and Communications
 1.5 day
 Covers the fundamentals of marketing for nonprofit professionals along with public relations, advertising and  communications.

 2 days
 Provides a basic foundation in fundraising, following the evolutionary path of fundraising in most nonprofit  organizations from events to endowments.

 Budget and Finance
 2 days
 Provides participants without formal accounting or finance training with the conceptual framework and  practical tools needed to assure strong fiscal management and leadership in the nonprofit environment.

 Volunteer Management
 1/2 day
 Covers the best practices of nonprofit volunteer management and trends.

 1/2 day
 Provides instruction in the final part of the planning continuum using the a particular form of evaluation known  as outcomes evaluation.  

 1/2  day
 In this class you will learn the concepts, the tools and the practices that will help build a stronger and more  effective internal culture of advocacy within your organization and in doing so increase the ability of the board  and staff to stand for your mission.


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2016 Certificate Application
deadline: July 1

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