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May 6, 2024
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We want to hear from you! What are the greatest barriers you face in your ability to meet your mission? What would strengthen your capacity? We’re conducting research with four other states – Washington, Oregon, Montana, and Idaho – to gain a comprehensive look at the sector across the Northwest. Foraker will share the survey trends with funders and use the redults to reflect on our strategies to better meet your needs here in Alaska. Your organization’s participation will allow us to provide you with an analysis of how your nonprofit compares to others in the region in these categories: Mission – direction and priorities Human – leadership, staff, volunteers Governance – board and oversight Culture – team and well-being Strategy – programs, services, and innovation Resources – fund development… Read more »

May 6, 2024
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The Foraker Group seeks an adaptive individual with high emotional intelligence and an interest in joining a fun, collaborative team as a Leadership Transition Guide.  In support of nonprofits experiencing a change in leadership, the Leadership Transition Guide leads multi-phased consulting projects using a holistic approach and is part of a team of organizational development staff, consultants, and recruiters who partner with Alaska nonprofits through well-managed leadership transitions. In addition to managing a portfolio of leadership transition projects, the Guide will collaborate internally to continually improve our service.  The ideal candidate will have a passion for supporting the advancement of nonprofits and growth of people, a strong ability to act strategically, excellent communication skills, and a commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Learn more here…. Read more »

Apr 22, 2024
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After more than 15 years of service to us and Alaska’s nonprofits, Rebecca Savidis has announced her resignation from Foraker. Rebecca initially came to us to pursue potential solutions to the challenge of providing adequate health insurance coverage for our sector.  At the same time, she applied her HR experience to enhancing and expanding our offerings and has been a valued member of our leadership team. Whether supporting Foraker’s internal HR function or working with organizations around the state, Rebecca has brought professionalism and compassion to her work. She is well respected by Alaska’s nonprofits. Over the years, she has helped organizations in need of critical HR support to navigate complex situations and develop HR functions that support their mission and their people. Rebecca’s last day with Foraker is April… Read more »

Apr 17, 2024
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Are you an Alaska nonprofit or tribal leader? Do you want to enhance your management skills and explore new techniques to effectively lead your organization? The Foraker Certificate in Nonprofit Management features courses focused on issues facing Alaska nonprofits and provides access to a network of fellow professionals. Applications are now open for the 2024 cohort. The deadline to apply is June 7. Learn more here…. Read more »

Apr 16, 2024
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Foraker seeks an organized individual with a solutions-based approach to serve as its Operations Manager.  Foraker’s Operations Manager will be responsible for creating, implementing, and updating operational infrastructure and systems to build on Foraker’s recent growth and position the organization for fulfilling its purpose – to strengthen Alaska’s nonprofits – into the future.  The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with strong communication and collaboration skills and at least three years of experience managing operational projects. You can learn more about the position here…. Read more »

Feb 9, 2024
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January is a time when we hold our annual meeting per our bylaws. We take care of Foraker’s business at this meeting including a review of our audit and our investments. It is a big day and one that makes me feel proud that we are doing all we can to support Foraker as a strong business that is working to strengthen Alaska’s nonprofits. Foraker’s board structure is unique compared to state associations and capacity building organizations. Our two statewide boards oversee Foraker. The Governance Board is responsible for legal, financial, and mission stewardship, and the Operations Board keeps us connected to the sector we serve. The Governance Board is comprised of leaders from the for-profit sector, local and tribal governments, higher education, and key philanthropies. It ensures that Foraker… Read more »

Dec 26, 2023
Posted Under: Foraker News Fundraising

Foraker seeks a highly skilled Senior Director of Philanthropy to join our dynamic leadership team. This role presents two exceptional opportunities for an individual with a strong background in fund development to contribute to our organization’s growth. First, this position will play a crucial role in engaging with tribes and nonprofits throughout the state through one-on-one fund development facilitation and as an instructor, thought partner, and collaborator for Foraker’s fund development courses and cohort programs. Second, this position will lead Foraker in our philanthropic growth and engagement. Our ideal candidate is an accomplished philanthropy professional who is deeply passionate about nonprofit excellence. We are looking for someone with the ability to be a humble and articulate guide and mentor and a strategic leader who can take the work to completion…. Read more »

Nov 27, 2023
Posted Under: Foraker News Fundraising

The Alaska Funders Directory is a curated list of more than 200 foundations, corporations, and other entities that have a history of supporting Alaska nonprofits and projects. The Alaska Funders Directory is the only site that focuses solely on funding opportunities in Alaska. The directory allows you to generate a list of funders that fit the interests of your nonprofit or project. Use the directory to save hours of research to find funders that align with your mission, geographic area, and funding needs. Learn more here…. Read more »

Nov 10, 2023
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The Foraker office is closed today in observance of Veteran’s Day. We will reopen on Monday, November 13. We are grateful to all who have served and all the nonprofits that support their service…. Read more »

Nov 7, 2023
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Foraker is improving its systems with a technology upgrade. If you have called or emailed our team in the last 48 hours, we may not have seen your message. The best way to reach a Foraker team member is by sending an email to info@forakergroup.org. The message will be passed along. Our systems will be running at full capacity in the coming days. Thanks for your patience!… Read more »