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Oct 6, 2014
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Those of you who attended the Foraker Leadership Summit last year know that Thaler Pekar’s workshop was extremely popular. It was high quality, compelling, and packed with useful tips and techniques. For those who weren’t at the summit, this is your chance to participate in an exciting day of learning with one of the country’s experts in story telling. On October 23, Thaler will present new perspectives and material that will further enhance your skills in sharing the stories of your organization’s good work. Thaler’s workshop will be held from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Anchorage Marriott Downtown Hotel. There will be a break for lunch on your own. Click here for more information and to register…. Read more »

Sep 15, 2014
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We are thrilled to have Thaler Pekar with us again for a one-day workshop on story sharing. Those of you who attended our 2012 Leadership Summit gave Thaler high marks for her presentation. During this workshop — Every Leader Must Share Stories: Developing Your Narrative Intelligence — Thaler will go beyond the skills and perspectives she shared at the summit and will work with participants on increasing their ability to share stories. Thaler calls story sharing an “essential skill” for nonprofit leaders because it inspires and moves audiences to take the action you wish them to take. Smart leaders also know that by asking for stories, they can institutionalize core values, share organizational culture, surface and transfer knowledge, and glean otherwise unobtainable insight. Many leaders, however, are confounded by how… Read more »

Sep 11, 2014
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We have a full schedule of classes resuming this month. Visit our class calendar to see what is available and then register for a class that will fit your needs. GoToMeeting teleconferences and video conferences must be paid in advance of the class. If we don’t have at least seven people registered for a class three working days before it’s to be held, we have to cancel it. If you are interested in a class that is not currently scheduled, please contact Vicki Lewis at vlewis@forakergroup.org and she will be pleased to help you. If you have questions, you may contact us by email, info@forakergroup.org, or by phone at 907-743-1200…. Read more »

Feb 13, 2014
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Applications for two of our more popular education offerings — the Certificate in Nonprofit Management and the Catalyst for Nonprofit Excellence — will be available soon. The Certificate program is held in partnership with the University of Alaska. It’s a non-degree program offering 10.4 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s). The program is designed for Alaska nonprofit professionals in leadership positions who want to enhance their management skills and explore a full range of issues and best practices to use in their organizations. Members of the statewide Certificate cohort will meet for 14 days throughout the fall in Anchorage. You’ll find more information here. The Catalyst program is a unique, dynamic program where you experience your own personal renewal. It is not your typical training or workshop. It’s not your typical anything…. Read more »

Feb 12, 2014
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Compass Point Events is offering a reduced rate for our Partners for a workshop called Transformational Change: Disney Style. According to its sponsors, Transformational Change is a process, not just another seminar program. It provides participants the opportunity to examine, create and build their plan for strategic organizational change based on research findings from the Harvard Business School that was adapted, implemented and proven successful with positive business results by a world-class business leader, The Walt Disney Company. The seminar takes place May 7-9 in Orange, CA, near the Disneyland Resort. Click here for details and information on possible support from the Alaska Community Foundation. If you have questions, please contact Compass Point Events directly…. Read more »

Feb 7, 2014
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We have a full schedule of classes for you in February and March. Visit our class calendar to see what is available and then register for a class that will fit your needs. GoToMeeting teleconferences and video conferences must be paid in advance of the class. If we don’t have at least seven people registered for a class three working days before it’s to be held, we have to cancel it. If you have questions, you may contact us by email, info@forakergroup.org, or by phone at (907) 743-1200…. Read more »

Nov 3, 2013
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We have a full schedule of classes and webinars in November. Visit our class calendar to see what is available and then register for a class that will fit your needs. GoToMeeting teleconferences and video conferences must be paid in advance of the class. If we don’t have at least seven people registered for a class three working days before it’s to be held, we have to cancel it. If you have questions, you may contact us by email, info@forakergroup.org, or by phone at (907) 743-1200…. Read more »

Jun 27, 2013
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Are you interested in taking your skills and knowledge to the next level? Then consider the Catalyst for Excellence program. This innovative training is open to senior organizational leaders, funding officers, and board members of Alaska nonprofits. Catalyst is a partnership between Foraker and Context International and is geneously supported by BP. You can learn more here. The deadline for applications is August 12, 2013…. Read more »

Dec 16, 2012
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We have received many requests from our Partners and the community to learn more about Foraker services, our sustainability model, and issues related to starting a new nonprofit. With that in mind, we will launch three new classes after the first of the year. Each is one hour and free to the public. We encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities and pass along this information to others who may be interested. Check the descriptions below and click on our class calendar for information on date and time, and to register. Foraker Partnership: What it can mean for your organization Becoming a Partner in The Foraker Group brings your organization much more than discounts on our classes and services — although those are certainly an important benefit. In this… Read more »

Dec 12, 2012
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One of the first, and probably most popular programs we offer is the Foraker Certificate in Nonprofit Management. The certificate, which carries Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, is designed for nonprofit leaders who want to learn how to better manage their organizations. An added benefit is becoming part of a growing, statewide network of more than 240 certificate grads who support one another and share their experiences and perspectives on their work. On November 30, participants in the 13th cohort finished their classes and gathered for a graduation photo. Members of the class included Angela Rush, Bradley Brisson, Cathy McCarthy, Charlie Loeb, Cynthia Lind, David Mitchell, Diane Maples, Jeff Baird, Jessica Speed, Kelvin Lee, Kim Champney, Kristine Campbell, Lynette Ortolano, Nastasia Levi, Rachel Greenberg, Rachel… Read more »