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Jul 15, 2020
Posted Under: Philanthropy Uncategorized

We send our congratulations to the Rasmuson family and to the board and staff of Rasmuson Foundation who are celebrating 65 years of service to Alaska. In their annual Letter to Alaskans, Foundation Chairman Ed Rasmuson and President/CEO Diane Kaplan look back at the family’s rich history of “giving back” to Alaska communities. We encourage you to read the letter and learn more about the amazing work the foundation has accomplished over the years. We especially appreciate Rasmuson’s partnership in starting The Foraker Group and for their continued support of our work. Thank you for everything you do to make Alaska better for all of us…. Read more »

Jun 2, 2020
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A Note from Laurie Wolf, President and CEO, The Foraker Group The weight of this time in history is beyond measure. And this past week it got impossibly heavier. The murder of George Floyd, piled on other visible racist action against Christian Cooper in Central Park, reminds all of us that injustice is a daily, if not hourly experience for too many people of color. Living through this pandemic, while also a shared experience, is not the same experience. Someone thoughtfully noted, “we are in the same ocean but not the same boat.” If you entered this phase in our lives and you are elderly and live communally, or you are in an abusive relationship, or you are hungry, or you feared for your child’s safety, or you lost your… Read more »

Mar 5, 2020
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To date, there have been no reports of coronavirus in Alaska. However, we are aware of the growing number of incidents in other parts of the country, including deaths in California and Washington state. So this is a good time for nonprofit leaders to learn what they can do to protect the people they serve, their staff, and the community at large. It’s time to move into action now and plan ahead. Fortunately, disease control experts have been busy posting information to help us with planning and prevention. No doubt you have looked at a number of websites that offer excellent guidance. We’ve gathered some we believe are especially helpful and list them below. From the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, a webpage with general and Alaska specific… Read more »

Sep 18, 2019
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Are you ready to take what you learned this summer about advocating for your mission and make it part of your organization’s DNA? Join us for Creating Your Successful Advocacy Program: A Step-by-Step Approach on October 29.  Looking for support outside of Anchorage? We are ready to help you build a plan that can guide your work. Give us a call to find out how to schedule an advocacy training in your community. Register today…. Read more »

Dec 31, 2018
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Dec 4, 2018
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Since the earthquake, we have heard from many donors and volunteers that want to help. The Foraker Group, Rasmuson Foundation, United Way of Anchorage, United Way of Mat-Su, Mat-Su Health Foundation, The Red Cross, Alaska Council on the Arts, and the Alaska Community Foundation, among others, want to help mobilize support for your work. Please share your immediate needs as a result of the earthquake by the end of the day on Wednesday, December 5.  We will be in contact soon with more information and resources…. Read more »

May 12, 2016
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Foraker is experiencing technical difficulties.  Our phone lines are down – if you need immediate assistance please call Andrew at (907) 440-8519. Foraker staff  are still available via email, for general inquiries you may email We expect to have the issue fixed by Monday, May 16.    … Read more »

Apr 28, 2016
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In an effort to increase individual philanthropy in the Alaska, Foraker is pleased to be a part of the planning of Wills Week offered and facilitated by The Alaska Chapter of The Association of Fundraising Professionals.  Wills Week (May 9 -13) is designed to increase the number of Alaskans who have wills and provide nonprofit professionals with the knowledge and tools they need to help people make charitable investments. Details and registration for individuals who want more information on wills and training opportunities for nonprofit professionals is at… Read more »

Apr 1, 2016
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The Certificate in Nonprofit Management 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. The program features courses developed to apply classroom teachings directly to your workplace, case studies directly related to issues facing Alaska nonprofit organizations, and a network of fellow professionals. Information on program dates and a curriculum overview can be found here. The deadline for applications is July 1, 2016…. Read more »