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Category Archives: Management

Feb 19, 2014
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This Friday is the formal deadline for participating in our Salary & Benefits Survey. However, we are extending that deadline to next Friday, February 28, to allow more people to take part. You can read all the information about the survey by clicking here. If you have any questions or would like assistance completing the survey, please e-mail us at or Thanks for your help. This survey is an important Foraker project and provides useful information to the state’s nonprofits…. Read more »

Feb 12, 2014
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We received this post today from the National Council of Nonprofits with three excellent tips on how to make your annual audit process easier and more productive. Take a look and see if the tips will help you get prepared with less stress. Also note at the end of the Council’s article that the State of the Sector survey is closing soon. If you haven’t done so, please participate in this important process to help us better understand our sector. Click here to read our earlier post on the survey…. Read more »

Jan 30, 2014
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Foraker has been publishing surveys to support human resources within Alaska nonprofits since 2002. Our 2014 survey is now open and we urge you to participate in it. The deadline for submitting your suvery is Friday, February 21. 2014 features include: Full survey components – salary and benefits – will be reported for the third consecutive survey. All benefit data entry fields have been reviewed and updated to better reflect current options and practices. Benchmark job descriptions have been edited for currency. 2012 survey respondents can review their entries from that year and bring data current reducing the time and effort required to submit a 2014 response. No data will appear only if a pull down menu of options has been changed to better reflect benefit trends. New questions have… Read more »

Sep 13, 2013
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It’s come to our attention that rumors are being circulated about penalties for employers who don’t notify their workers of health exchanges available under the ACA. We want to share the information below that came to us from the Alaska Chamber. According to Jerry Geisel of, employers will not be fined by federal regulators if they fail to distribute to employees health care reform law model notices about the availability of public health insurance exchanges. Using a question-and-answer format, the U.S. Department of Labor said that while employers should provide such notices to employees by Oct. 1, “there is no fine or penalty under the law for failing to provide the notice.” While the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is clear that penalties cannot be imposed, “Internet-based rumors… Read more »

Jun 7, 2013
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The National Council of Nonprofits has launched a new tool that will help nonprofits make informed decisions about conducting independent audits. The Nonprofit Audit Guide is available by clicking here. The guide will help you understand what an independent audit is, or is not, and whether your organization is required to conduct an audit. It also covers how to involve your board and an audit committee. Raj Shankar, Foraker’s CFO, helped develop the guide. He was recognized by the Council as a national expert on the subject and an excellent resource for other state associations. We encourage our Partners to review the material and call us if you have any questions…. Read more »

Nov 14, 2012
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This past summer a number of Foraker Partners participated in focus groups, which we conduct periodically. Along with our Partner surveys and one-on-one conversations, they help us gain a better understanding of ways we can better serve you and the sector. We appreciate the time people took to join a focus group and for the candid discussions they had with us and other Foraker Partners. We promised to share the results after they were reviewed by the Foraker boards, staff, and participants. Click here to read the report on our findings…. Read more »