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Category Archives: Fundraising

Mar 5, 2019
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Foraker is piloting our first ever Fund Development Planning cohort in Anchorage this summer. 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. Apply today! With the Fund Development Planning (FDP) cohort you’ll find a safe space where you … [ Read More ]

Oct 30, 2014
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The Science of Philanthropy Initiative will hold its second annual conference next week, Nov. 7 and 8, in Chicago. The meeting will feature the results of research addressing social preferences and charitable giving. The conference will be webcast live from the University of Chicago. If you are interested in joining any part of the webcast, … [ Read More ]

Sep 24, 2014
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Our friends at the Association of Fundraising Professionals remind us that for 50 years now their members have honored and lived by a code of ethical principles and standards — and we believe it is an excellent one. In fact, the AFP code is part of our fundraising training at Foraker. For those of you … [ Read More ]

Sep 9, 2014
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Are you looking for an inspiring and knowledge-packed day to increase your skills in securing major gifts? The Washington Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals invites Alaska board members, CEOs, and development officers to attend its annual symposium on October 10 in Seattle. Top fundraisers from around the country will share their insights on … [ Read More ]

Jul 6, 2012
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The Alaska Native Heritage Center celebrated the news that it was the recipient of a $295,000 grant by presenting an ancient and unusual Yup’ik Eskimo dance performed with an enormous mask. The Center was one of four Alaska art groups that will receive over $1 million from the national ArtPlace initiative. Read more-

Dec 18, 2010
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People who rely on Alaska’s nonprofit organizations — and that includes just about all of us — need to look at a recent report on the economic health of the sector. It’s sobering and mirrors a broader issue that Alaska leaders have talked about for years — the need to move away from heavy dependence … [ Read More ]

Dec 12, 2010
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There are a few general rules about board giving. The most important is “opportunity, not obligation.” This means that if the board members feel like they “have to” give, then it is likely they will not give at the level that makes them feel good or is helpful to the organization in the long term. … [ Read More ]

Apr 30, 2010
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After a brutal year that included personnel cuts and a dramatic reduction in giving, the Rasmuson Foundation anticipates a transition ahead to “the new normal” — cautious optimism and increasing donations to Alaska charities and artists. Read more-