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Jan 20, 2020
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Rather than a “day off,” let this be a “day in” where we lean into our community and one another to build bridges through acts of service and kindness to each other. Thank you for all you do every day to serve your community. Laurie… Read more »

Dec 28, 2019
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Catalyst is a results-oriented personal and professional development program designed to help you discover your intrinsic ability to create excellence and grow your network of support. With a cohort of peers, you will explore tools that will elevate your leadership. This program is designed for any nonprofit leader who is ready to learn, connect, and grow. We define a nonprofit leader as someone who is actively involved in the nonprofit sector. Volunteers, board members, and community organizers are all welcome. The application deadline has been extended to Friday, January 10. Want to know more? Hear from a few of our Catalyst alumni here and here about insights they gained and lessons they learned in the program…. Read more »

Dec 12, 2019
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Since opening our doors almost 20 years ago, Foraker has worked hard to keep the fees for our services as low as possible. As a nonprofit ourselves, we understand the need to operate efficiently, within the budget we set each year. A significant and growing expense for us is the fee we must pay for every credit card transaction. These fees run into many thousands of dollars each year. To help meet this expense, beginning January 1 we will institute a 3% service charge for all credit card transactions, including payments for classes, annual Partner dues, and consulting services. We appreciate your understanding as we institute this policy…. Read more »

Dec 11, 2019
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Census Mini-Grants Now Available Catalyst for Nonprofit Excellence – Apply by December 23 Catalyst is a results-oriented personal and professional development program designed to help you discover your intrinsic ability to create excellence and grow your network of support. With a cohort of peers, you will explore tools that will elevate your leadership. This program is designed for any nonprofit leader who is ready to learn, connect, and grow. We define a nonprofit leader as someone who is actively involved in the nonprofit sector. Volunteers, board members, and community organizers are all welcome. The application deadline has been extended to Monday, December 23. Learn More Build your Fund Development Plan Foraker is offering a Fund Development Planning cohort in Fairbanks in March and April 2020. This is a cost-effective way for your organization… Read more »

Oct 11, 2019
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Foraker is hiring for three positions! We’re seeking a Director of Leadership Transition, a Leadership Transition Coordinator, and a Lead Capacity Builder. Join our dynamic team! Learn more here…. Read more »

Sep 18, 2019
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We are excited to launch a new program at Foraker! We believe one of the critical pieces of nonprofit sustainability is recruiting and retaining the right people to advance mission. For many years, Foraker has offered the services that together make up this new program. Now, we are combining our offerings into a comprehensive approach for a one-of-a-kind service specifically designed for mission success. Leadership Transition will have two components – expanded Succession Planning services for those who are looking ahead at a change in leadership, and Prepare-Search-Thrive – a new approach that guides organizations when they begin the process of changing leaders. Our focus with both components is on critical leader positions regardless of title. We encourage you to share this information with your board and call us with questions…. Read more »

Jun 10, 2019
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The Rasmuson Foundation grants up to $40,000 to cover salary and expenses during a leadership sabbatical, which supports the personal growth or renewal of a nonprofit CEO or tribal executive. Consider nominating someone or plan to apply yourself. The deadline this year is September 15. Learn more at www.rasmuson.org/grants/sabbatical…. Read more »

May 15, 2019
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For more than a decade, we have provided an array of organizational and leadership development services and offered some limited executive search services. We are now bringing those offerings into a comprehensive service called Transitions: Search & Succession. In this new service, we see leadership transition as an opportunity for positive change. We are scaling up to help nonprofits across Alaska to navigate both planned and unplanned transitions for key leaders in your organizations. All of us at Foraker look forward to seeing how the new search and transition service will benefit your organization as your key leaders make their next move. We are committed to not just standing beside you, but to being your valued guide along the way. Learn more here…. Read more »

May 14, 2019
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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 developed to apply classroom teachings to your workplace, case studies directly related to issues facing Alaska nonprofits, and a network of fellow professionals to last a lifetime. The application deadline is June 3. Learn more here…. Read more »

Mar 19, 2019
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Sultana, Foraker’s fiscal sponsorship, is now accepting applications for fiscally-sponsored organizations! If you are interested in learning more or receiving an application, please contact Chellie Skoog, Vice President of Programs at cskoog@forakergroup.org. Sultana exists to support groups and projects in the preliminary stages of their development, offering opportunities to incubate ideas, employ staff, and provide the stability that funders need to make initial investments. Understanding that not every new idea needs a new nonprofit and that not every nonprofit is ready to stand on its own, Sultana is a “safe place” for projects to germinate until they understand what long-term form, if any, they should take. What does a Sultana fiscal sponsorship entail? Projects that partner with Sultana receive the fundamentals of a fiscal sponsorship relationship, including financial, grant management,… Read more »