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May 21, 2021
Posted Under: COVID Nonprofit News

Thanks to the advocacy of the National Council of Nonprofits and its state association members, including Foraker, recently released guidance confirms that nonprofits will have access to American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. This includes funds coming directly from the federal government, as well as dollars flowing into state, local, and tribal governments. To help organizations interested in applying for funds, we are pleased to announce a new website that describes ARPA and highlights points of access for nonprofits. Foraker is proud to be a partner in this effort, along with other Alaska organizations listed on the website. We especially thank the Alaska Municipal League for developing and hosting the site. We encourage you to visit the site – share it with others – and help us update it if… Read more »

Jan 20, 2021
Posted Under: Nonprofit News

We are proud that our efforts to promote gender pay equity are highlighted in a story in The Chronicle of Philanthropy. The article, “Why Women Don’t Get Ahead at Nonprofits”, is a stark reminder of the importance of engaging in practices that support pay equity. Is your organization ready to take action? Here are eight proven practices that promote an equitable pay environment. Note: To view the full article in the Chronicle, you will need to create a free account.  … Read more »

Dec 21, 2020
Posted Under: COVID Nonprofit News

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (omnibus spending and COVID relief bill)  is now available online. Foraker has been working closely with the National Council of Nonprofits to understand how organizations will be impacted by the legislation. The National Council has issued a preliminary analysis, which you’ll find here. We appreciate their very prompt action to bring the sector this information. The legislation runs 5,593 pages and spends more than $2.3 trillion. The National Council chart provides page numbers for deeper analysis on issues important to nonprofits. As Foraker and the National Council continue to review the legislation, we’ll fine-tune this analysis and post it on our website. A few important highlights for nonprofits include: Charitable Giving Incentives: Reestablishes the $300 above-the-line deduction for 2021 and applies a $600 deduction… Read more »

Jul 24, 2020
Posted Under: Nonprofit News

We are thrilled with Mayor Berkowitz’s appointment of Heather Harris as Anchorage Health Department Director. Heather has been part of the Foraker family in many and varied ways. She worked on staff, graduated from Certificate and Catalyst, teaches for us, and joyfully mentors many emerging nonprofit leaders. She has been dedicated to our success and the success of nonprofits around the state. We know she will be successful in her new and important role at the municipality. We send her all our good wishes. You can read the announcement from the mayor here…. Read more »

Jul 9, 2020
Posted Under: COVID Nonprofit News

We are pleased that media in both Alaska and around the country are reporting on the impact COVID-19 is having on the nonprofit sector and the many organizations that continue as best they can to serve their communities. On this page, we will share the reports of how we and our partner the National Council of Nonprofits are working to ensure that the sector is part of both state and federal relief programs. And we’ll share with you some stories of ways that Foraker Partners and other Alaska nonprofits are managing the crisis. Read more »

Feb 13, 2020
Posted Under: Nonprofit News

On Febraury 11, 2020 BP officially handed over the keys to the BP Energy Center to The Alaska Community Foundation. At the event, Laurie Wolf gave a tribute to the building, and to BP for their generosity. Here are her comments:  On behalf of the nonprofit sector and the hundreds of organizations and civic groups who use this facility every year, thank you. And thank you for inviting me to say a few words about this place and this gift to Alaska nonprofits. We are here today to celebrate this remarkable gift as it transfers hands and keeps its promised intent for Alaska’s nonprofits. We are grateful as nonprofits not only for the gift of this space, but for the many gifts of financial investment, employee time and engagement, and… Read more »

Mar 14, 2019
Posted Under: Nonprofit News       Tags: earthquake

Recovery Resources Nonprofit Resources for your organization Apply for public assistance (emergency protective measures and earthquake-related debris removal, as well as for repairs to infrastructure damage). The deadline to apply is April 1. More information can be found here: http://ready.alaska.gov/Earthquake SBA Loans – The US Small Business Administration provides low-interest, long-term disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, including nonprofit organizations (and individual homeowners and renters – see below) to repair or replace uninsured/under-insured disaster damaged property.  As a business, you may borrow up to $2 million for physical damage. BA is providing one-on-one assistance to disaster business loan applicants at a Business Recovery Center in Eagle River. No appointment is necessary. Resources for those you serve Alaska Disaster Hotline (free legal assistance available for earthquake survivors): (855) 743-1001 The type of legal… Read more »

Dec 6, 2018
Posted Under: Nonprofit News       Tags: earth quake

On December 6, Foraker hosted an informational session for nonprofits hosted by Foraker’s Laurie Wolf and John Tracy, Risq Consulting President Timothy Maudsely, and Alaska Emergency Management team member Alan Cavallo. Listen to the recording here.  … Read more »

Jun 19, 2018
Posted Under: Nonprofit News       Tags: healthcare

The Alaska Division of Insurance is working to stabilize and reduce health care coverage costs in the small group market – those employers with 50 or fewer employees, which includes many nonprofits. To develop a clear path forward, the division is surveying small businesses and nonprofit organizations to identify issues and barriers to affordable health care coverage. Foraker supports the state’s efforts, and we encourage you to participate in this survey to help them develop realistic, effective options for improving affordability in Alaska’s small group health insurance market. The deadline to participate is June 30…. Read more »

May 25, 2018
Posted Under: Nonprofit News       Tags: training

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 program 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. Learn the essentials in each of the key areas of nonprofit management: Strategic Planning & Direction Organizational Development Board Development Marketing & Communications Fundraising Public Policy Human Resources Volunteer Engagement Budget & Finance Business Planning Evaluation Apply today – the deadline to submit an application is June 1, 2018! … Read more »