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May 10, 2021
Posted Under: Foraker News

Certificate in Nonprofit Management applications are now open! Enhance your management skills and explore new techniques to effectively lead your organization. Once again, this year, we are offering the program virtually. Successful Certificate participants are committed to a career in Alaska’s nonprofit sector. The courses are designed to immediately apply what you learn in class to your workplace. Those who are currently in leadership roles and who have the ability to influence positive change within the organization will find the program most valuable. Applications are due June 14. Apply today!… Read more »

May 3, 2021
Posted Under: Foraker News Philanthropy

We are saddened to hear about the passing yesterday of Simone Joyaux, a good friend to Foraker and the nonprofit sector in Alaska. Simone was a key presenter at several Leadership Summits and the Association of Fundraising Professionals Alaska chapter Philanthropy Day conference. She was always popular with participants. Whether she was sharing her knowledge on fund development, volunteerism, or any other aspect of nonprofit leadership, Simone inspired us to reach higher and work harder in service to our missions and communities. We send heartfelt thoughts to her husband, Tom Ahern, and her family and friends. To read more about Simone and her work, see this remembrance from the Association of Fundraising Professionals. On a personal note, Simone was a mentor to me in my own career. Her trusted truth-telling… Read more »

Apr 12, 2021
Posted Under: Foraker News       Tags: Leadership Transition

We are excited to announce that Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska (BBBSAK) has selected its next chief executive officer. Welcome to Jillian Lush! Jill was chosen from a field of qualified applicants to lead Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska in its mission to ignite the power and promise of youth through one-to-one mentoring relationships. Jill comes to BBBSAK after a decade of leading Sprout Family Services in Homer, Alaska, where the core mission is to promote the healthy development of children in partnership with families and the community. We are proud to have supported BBBSAK’s efforts in finding a new leader through our Leadership Transition services…. Read more »

Mar 11, 2021
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There are many pathways to serving the greater good, and they don’t all require the setup of an IRS approved nonprofit. Formalizing a charitable organization takes time, research and long-term commitment. While nonprofits accomplish incredible feats within our communities, there are varying ways you can apply your passion for a cause. Are you ready to put your ambition to work? 501 Alternatives is designed for those who have the desire and the support to fill a need in their community. Whether you are considering partnering with an existing organization, forming a coalition, starting a chapter of an already up-and-running non-profit or exploring the benefits of fiscal sponsorship, this course will prepare you to hit the ground running for your charitable cause. A portion of this new course will be dedicated to… Read more »

Mar 5, 2021
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We are currently unavailable: our phones and email are down. We apologize for the inconvenience and will assist you as soon as we are back online…. Read more »

Feb 16, 2021
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Foraker is closed today in honor of Elizabeth Peratrovich, an Alaska Native civil rights activist whose efforts were instrumental in the passing of Alaska’s Anti-Discrimination Act of 1945. This is a new holiday closure for Foraker, and we are proud to have made the change to a holiday that aligns to our core values and inspires us to continue the legacy of Alaskan’s like Elizabeth Peratrovich…. Read more »

Jan 29, 2021
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We are excited to have six new board members joining our team. We welcome Nils Andreassen to our Governance Board. We also welcome Amy Skilbred, Eric Gurley, Liz Qaulluq Cravalho, Clark Halvorson, and Tanya Dumas to our Operations Board. Nils Andreassen, Executive Director, Alaska Municipal League Nils has a degree in Peace and Development from the University of Bradford in England and his background in rural and international development, Alaska, and Arctic policy issues fit well within AML’s mission to support and strengthen local governments. Nils is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Governance and Entrepreneurship in Northern and Indigenous Areas through the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Tromso. Nils lives in Juneau with his family.     Amy Skilbred, Executive Director, Juneau Community Foundation Amy has been… Read more »

Jan 29, 2021
Posted Under: Foraker News

We are seeking candidates for the position of part-time Recruiter as an independent contractor. This is an opportunity for a professional seasoned in recruiting for nonprofit leadership positions to help us fulfill our deep commitment to ensuring that Alaska’s nonprofit sector is both diverse and welcoming to the communities they serve. Candidates need not reside in Alaska. A full position description and application instructions can be found here…. Read more »

Jan 15, 2021
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In commemoration of Dr. King’s lifelong commitment to civil society and equity, may we each take time to lean into our role of making our country a safer and more equitable place for everyone. Dr. King reminded us that true democracy requires full participation – each of us doing our part to stand for equity and justice. 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 15, 2020
Posted Under: Foraker News Management

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 2020 Salary and Benefits Report features: Salary data for 48 positions including executive director, finance director, development director, administrative support, accountants, clinical support, and program staff Regional breakdown of data from Southcentral, Interior, and Southeast Alaska Data from organizations with budgets ranging from less than $100,000 to over $10 million Data from 20 types of nonprofits, including youth development, educational institutions, medical disciplines, arts, culture, and humanities groups Benefit data on medical, dental, vision, holidays and leave, retirement plans, life insurance, and more Data on gender pay gap… Read more »