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Mar 8, 2023
Posted Under: Leadership Summit
You’re invited to the 2023 Foraker Leadership Summit! Join us on May 11 & 12 at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage to stretch your thinking and discover ways to put new ideas into action. We’ll also host a virtual pre-conference on May 4.

What’s the conference about?

Each Summit has a theme to inspire and grow nonprofit and tribal leaders. This year the theme is Reimagining the Way We Work. The uncertainty of the last few years has tested our long-held assumptions about how and where we make mission work. And it has us thinking “Why are we doing it this way? Is there a better way?” Our time together will be spent with the intention that we cannot simply “go back” to how we used to do things, but rather we must take what we have learned and move forward with strength.

We will share ideas for digging more deeply into:

  • Recruiting, engaging, and retaining staff in an unprecedented job market
  • Adaptive leadership in times of uncertainty and change
  • Keeping mission strong with a hybrid and remote workplace
  • Prioritizing wellness and self-care so that we can continue to serve others…and more!

Come for the national perspectives and stay for the local connections. Foraker’s Leadership Summit is the largest gathering of nonprofit boards, staff, and volunteers in the state. Mark your calendars for two days you will be talking about all year.

Stay tuned for information about inspiring speakers and a preliminary conference agenda. 

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How much does it cost to attend? Early bird registration is now open and will run through April 21. The early bird fee for the event on May 11 & 12 is $375, or $325 for Foraker Partners. After April 21, the fee will be $425, or $375 for Foraker Partners. Register before April 21 and save $50. This fee does not include the Pre-Conference. The virtual Pre-Conference fee is $200, or $150 for Foraker Partners.
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Are scholarships available? 
Thanks to our generous sponsors, we are offering travel scholarships. Priority will be given to small, grassroots organizations and rural organizations. The application is due March 24.

Conference fee scholarships are also available to Atwood Foundation grantee organizations, Mat-Su leaders and Rasmuson Sabbatical awardees.

  • If you are a Rasmuson Sabbatical awardee, please contact Monica Garcia-Itchoak at to register for the Summit.
  • If your organization is an Atwood Foundation grantee, please contact Rachael Thain at to register for the Summit.
  • Mat-Su Health Foundation will be providing scholarships up to $200 to nonprofits serving Mat-Su residents to attend the Summit. Fill out MSHF’s leadership and professional development scholarship application here.
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