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Feb 11, 2019
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For many years now, we have been documenting the economic impact of the nonprofit sector on our state’s economy. Our latest report, published last year, found that the sector directly employs 44,100 people in Alaska — that’s more than 17% of the state’s jobs. In rural Alaska, the sector contributes 40% of all jobs. This impact caught the attention of Alaska Business and resulted in this feature that highlights our statistics but more importantly tells the story of community benefits from three Foraker Partners — Catholic Social Services, Hope Community Resources, and the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce. Please share this story with your networks and help spread the value of the work we all do. You can read the story here…. Read more »

Jan 18, 2019
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As we continue to move forward from the 7.0 earthquake and the aftershocks we understand that there are many stages to this event.  Thank you to all of you who stepped up to support each other, your team, and the community.  We continue to want to understand the impact on your mission.  Specifically, this survey will focus on the financial loss.  As we did with the last survey, we will share this information with the Disaster Recovery Fund Committee at the Alaska Community Foundation, private funders in Alaska, and the office of Emergency Management at the State who are processing the disaster declaration and the funds associated with that declaration. Click here to participate in the follow up survey.  … Read more »

Jan 8, 2019
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In partnership with the UAA Economics Department and Rasmuson Foundation, Foraker is co-hosting a series of lectures from leading scholars from around the country that will focus on the latest research in philanthropy. The first lecture will take place on February 4 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm and will feature Anya Samek, an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Southern California. Her lecture, Do Thank You Calls Increase Charitable Giving?  will share findings from experiments involving nearly 600,000 individual donors and 500,000 thank you calls over a period of 6 years. Save the date for April 22 with Uri Gneezy,  Epstein/Atkinson Endowed Chair in Behavioral Economics & Professor of Economics and Strategic Management at the University of California San Diego and May 22 with  Jonathan Meer, Professor of Economics at Texas A&M University…. Read more »

Dec 27, 2018
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The 2018 Salary & Benefits Report: Benchmarking Nonprofit Compensation in Alaska As nonprofit leaders, it’s essential that we have 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. Recruiting and retaining a talented workforce is a critical part of the Foraker Nonprofit Sustainability Model, and we are confident this report will help you with that important part of your work. With the participation of the nonprofits who provided their data, along with the generous support of Mutual of America who sponsored this report, we are pleased to provide the only holistic look at compensation specific to Alaska’s nonprofits. How can I use this report? The report includes information from a… Read more »

Dec 2, 2018
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We are open for business normal hours this week and our community classes will continue as scheduled. Thanks to everyone who reached out to check on us after the quake…. Read more »

Nov 30, 2018
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The Foraker family is safe. We have closed our office so our staff can be with their families. You can reach Laurie Wolf at 907-250-5043 if you need assistance. Message from the City: Hi Everyone, Please reach out to your communities to notify them that the Emergency Management Office has been activated. We are requesting that people shelter in place. There are reports of substantial road damage and unless you must drive, please shelter in place. Thank you, Amy Coffman Special Assistant Mayor Ethan Berkowitz Municipality of Anchorage… Read more »

Nov 20, 2018
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Executive Leadership Initiative Mentoring and community for executive directors in their first three years of leadership. We believe successful leaders are supported leaders. With the Executive Leadership Initiative we have created a safe space where you can find tools and resources to help you grow into your role as executive director. During this program you will strengthen your board relationship, explore management and planning strategies with an experienced mentor, and learn from a network of peers. Applications are due December 7. The program starts January 30. Apply today! Why participate in the Executive Leadership Initiative? Community: You will meet fellow executive directors who are committed to creating a supportive environment as you all focus on organizational culture, your board relationship, and the day-to-day operations of running a successful nonprofit. Board Support: Your relationship with the board… Read more »

Nov 13, 2018
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The Foraker Group is expanding our team! We are seeking a Controller to help strengthen the nonprofit sector as part of our consolidated accounting services team. Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to assisting the VP of Finance / CFO in ensuring that the accounting and financial reporting needs of Foraker and the affiliated nonprofits who are users of Foraker’s Financial Shared Services are met in a timely and accurate manner and in accordance with Foraker’s purpose, values and goals. The Foraker Group offers competitive pay and benefits. For more information the complete job description detailing responsibilities, necessary qualifications and directions on how to apply, please visit the job posting.  The position will remain open until qualified candidate is selected, yet the first round of applicants will… Read more »

Oct 5, 2018
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Executive Leadership Initiative Mentoring and community for executive directors in their first three years of leadership. We believe successful leaders are supported leaders. With the Executive Leadership Initiative we have created a safe space where you can find tools and resources to help you grow into your role as executive director. During this program you will strengthen your board relationship, explore management and planning strategies with an experienced mentor, and learn from a network of peers. Applications are due December 7. The program starts January 30. Learn More. … Read more »

Sep 14, 2018
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Create a more fulfilling and engaged work life. Do you want to discover your unique strengths as a leader and how to apply them more fully for better results? Do you understand how your sense of purpose drives your work or connects to mission? We invite you to apply to the Catalyst in Nonprofit Excellence program. Apply today! What is Catalyst? 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. The series is broken into five sessions that build on each other. Each step is separated by some time to allow you to integrate and apply your learning and prepare… Read more »