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Category Archives: Fundraising

May 9, 2024
Posted Under: Fundraising President's letter

The classic vicious cycle in nonprofit operations is the need to raise more money to hire more people but needing people to raise more money.  It is an easy scarcity trap to fall into regardless of your organizational size, topic, or geography.  Scarcity thinking dominates nonprofit and fundraising culture. It drives us to believe there is not enough time, money, energy, or people, leading us to the inevitable conclusion that we are competing with one another. Countless nonprofit boards and staff believe this false narrative and because it is so pervasive it is easy to find evidence to be right.  And yet, we must resist the scarcity trap if we are going to be truly successful. The alternative is an abundance mindset, one that asks you to think about what… 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 »

Jan 26, 2023
Posted Under: Advocacy Fundraising Government

If you’re considering applying for federal funds or have general questions about federal funding resources, we’re offering individual appointments with Zoe Olson, our Federal Funding Navigator. In these sessions, Zoe can help you navigate technical application questions and connect you with resources for learning about federal grant opportunities and grant writing resources as well as general questions about reporting and compliance. Use our contact form to inquire about scheduling a 30 minute meeting. Please include a few sentences about your interest in federal grants…. Read more »

Oct 7, 2022
Posted Under: Fundraising

Have you identified foundation and/or corporate prospects, but are unsure of how to take the next step … or if it’s even worth your time to apply?  Are you struggling with how to find corporate and foundation funders that are a real fit for your organization? We are offering a new, virtual intensive designed to help organizations find, build relationships with, and solicit contributions from corporations and foundations who offer charitable funding. Our new program, Fundraising Action Plan: Raising Funds from Corporations and Foundations, will focus on best practices and hands-on tools for finding and approaching businesses, foundations, corporations and other nonprofits for funding. (Note: Techniques for fundraising from individual and family donors are covered in another Foraker intensive, Fundraising Action Plan: Raising Funds from Individuals) This Fundraising Action Plan intensive… Read more »

May 16, 2022
Posted Under: Fundraising

Our virtual Fundraising Action Plan cohort provides a cost-effective way for your organization to focus on your fundraising strategies with a group of peers and experts on hand – just in time for the end-of-year giving season. The cohort will consist of four, 2-hour webinars of interactive instruction (September 19, and October 3, 17, and 31 from 10:00 am-12:15 pm) as well as up to four hours of individual consultation and coaching time with the instructors. You will walk away with specific tools customized for your organization to use immediately, including: A tool that helps you organize your donor data A calendar to help you plan when to reach out to and “ask” your donors Donor relationship-building language to try out “Ask” language and schedule to implement immediately, just in time for… Read more »

Jul 15, 2021
Posted Under: Fundraising Government

Alaska law requires charitable organizations to register with the Department of Law prior to soliciting donations in Alaska (including organizations participating Pick.Click.Give.). The deadline to register as a charitable organization or paid solicitor is September 1 of each year. To renew a registration, a charitable organization must file a registration form with the required attachments and pay a $40 filing fee…. Read more »

Jul 15, 2021
Posted Under: Fundraising

Our virtual Fundraising Action Plan cohort provides a cost-effective way for your organization to focus on your fundraising strategies with a group of peers and experts on hand. We understand that fundraising can be a challenge for many organizations and that sometimes you just want to know what to do next. The Fundraising Action Plan cohort guides you through the steps you need to take NOW to get the funding results you want – just in time for end-of-year giving season.  This is a hands-on experience that will require you to do homework and real-time work with your donors with the support of your team — a cohort of peers and Foraker’s fund development experts. You will walk away with specific tools customized for your organization to use immediately (including organized donor data, a calendar action plan,… Read more »

Aug 14, 2020
Posted Under: Fundraising

Are you uncertain about how and when to reach out to your donors during this pandemic? Do you need help taking the next step forward and being held accountable to reaching out and asking your donors? Are you starting to panic about how to launch your end-of-year campaign? If so, our fund development team is here to help! The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the fundraising efforts of many Alaska nonprofits. That’s why we are offering a new, short-term Fundraising Action Plan cohort that specifically guides you through the steps you need to take NOW to get you the funding results you want. This is a hands-on experience that will require you to do homework and real-time work with your donors – with the support of your team, a cohort of peers,… Read more »

Jan 3, 2020
Posted Under: Fundraising

Foraker is offering a Fund Development Planning cohort in Fairbanks in March and April 2020. This is a cost-effective way for your organization to put a fund development plan into place with a group of peers and experts on hand. Over a two-month period, you will: Craft a gift chart that is real for your organization Learn how to launch or strengthen your board’s fund development committee Develop your organization’s philosophy of philanthropy Write fund development goals and objectives that are realistic for the next 1-3 years Practice donor recognition Acquire tactical tools to implement your plan in the immediate future Share your experience alongside a network of peers Applications are due January 7, 2020. The cohort launches on March 2. See the full schedule here. Why join the Fund… Read more »