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Category Archives: Foraker News

Aug 17, 2023
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We’re hiring for an Operations & Education Coordinator. If you know a master multi-tasker with excellent communication skills and an upbeat attitude interested in expanding their career in the nonprofit sector, send them our way! Learn more here…. Read more »

Aug 14, 2023
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            We are proud of all of our staff for their dedication to serving Alaska’s nonprofits. Foraker has a wonderful track record of longevity within our team. There are many reasons for this but one is our commitment to creating professional development opportunities including promoting from within when we can. We are thrilled to have that opportunity this year. Please help congratulate Tabitha Titus as our newest Executive Transition Guide, Kimberly Waller as the now Senior Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Kathryn Knowles for taking on the role as Accounting Manager, and Karen Harvey in her new role a Senior Accountant. Congratulations to each of these team members on their promotion – we wouldn’t want to do this work without you…. Read more »

Apr 11, 2023
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Foraker will raise rates starting July 1. The increases were carefully considered by the finance committee and approved by the Governance Board. Even with these rate increases, Foraker services are still available below Alaska’s market rates. To ensure that Foraker Partners fully understand the cost of our services, we continue to publish our complete rate structure on our website. The increase on July 1 will impact all our services including consulting, education programs, and cohort offerings. Financial Shared Services, Leadership Transition, and now From Bias to Belonging engagements will be billed as a scope of work and will also reflect the rate increases. The rates for joining as a Foraker Partner will not increase. (Partnership rates are assessed on a sliding scale based on annual budget size). As always, we will find… Read more »

Feb 9, 2023
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Last March, we launched our Pre-Development toolkit for organizations planning new facilities, expanding existing ones, or renovating. The site is chock-full of guidance and resources and we want to know – is it helping? If you have used the site, please provide us with quick feedback in this short survey…. Read more »

Feb 8, 2023
Posted Under: Foraker News Governance

  We welcome Dylan Faber, Liz Qaulluq Cravalho, Dr. Pearl Kiyawn Brower, and Tim Thompson– all previous Foraker Operations Board Members – to our Governance Board. We are incredibly grateful for their dedication in serving on our board and strengthening Alaska’s nonprofit sector. Learn more about our board here…. Read more »

Jan 13, 2023
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The Foraker office will be closed on Monday as we reflect and commit again to our own role in creating and sustaining just and welcoming nonprofits that serve our communities…. Read more »

Dec 28, 2022
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As nonprofit leaders, it’s essential that we have the tools to make informed decisions. One of those tools is our Salary and Benefits Report – which gives us context and a comparative benchmark for compensation in Alaska’s nonprofit sector. What’s in the report? The 2022 Salary and Benefits Report features: Salary data for 46 positions including executive director, finance director, development director, administrative support, accountants, clinical support, and program staff Data from organizations with budgets ranging from less than $100,000 to over $10 million Regional breakdown of data from Southcentral, Interior, and Southeast Alaska Benefit data on medical, dental, vision, holidays and leave, retirement plans, life insurance, and more Data on gender pay gap challenges and opportunities Observations on the impact of COVID on the operations of Alaska nonprofits How much does it cost? The Executive Summary is provided free… Read more »

Dec 16, 2022
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Foraker is thrilled to welcome home Gretchen Guess as the new President and CEO of the Rasmuson Foundation. We are looking forward to working alongside Gretchen and the whole team to strengthen Alaska’s nonprofits, tribes, and communities. Gretchen’s previous professional and volunteer commitments position her to be a thoughtful listener and a ready partner across the diversity of people, places, and organizations across Alaska. Congratulations Gretchen and the whole Rasmuson team. Learn more in their press release:…/foundations-new-ceo-comes-home…/… Read more »

Nov 23, 2022
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Thanksgiving often brings us an opportunity to share time in our home or the homes of family and friends. Home can conjure up good thoughts and also reminds us of life’s challenges. I am thankful for many definitions of home. One of those is the definition of the nonprofit sector itself — a home with a strong foundation that we build upon every day. Our sector is built on community. We are on the ground working with our neighbors and working to improve the places we live. We are woven together by our diverse people, neighborhoods, and country, and we are stronger as a result. Our sector is built on partnerships. We are relationship-based, and we know that each connection with other organizations, businesses, and government strengthens our work and creates more lasting… Read more »

Apr 28, 2022
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On a warm east coast day, I walked into a scene that many in the field relish – the sight of 100+ people from at least ten different arts and culture organizations diving into their missions with full enthusiasm and ready – really ready – for what would emerge. This was the backdrop of my first extended visit with Richard Evans. From that moment, I knew that not only would Alaska benefit but so would all of us at Foraker. Oh gosh, was that so true. Richard made many visits to Alaska – presenting at two Leadership Summits and working very intensely with arts groups from all parts of the state to inspire deep and meaningful civic practice work. He also spent a lot of time with the Foraker team… Read more »