Ask the Expert
Ask the Expert: The role of the board chair
April 4, 2018
As a benefit to Partners, we offer free half-hour phone consultations on several topics. This quarter it’s about the role of the board chair.
Do you need clarity on your role as the board chair? Are you looking to create balance between being a partner to the executive director and the leader of the board? Sign up to discuss your questions and strategies with President/CEO Laurie Wolf. Current board chairs, incoming chairs, and executive directors are all welcome on the call together.
Space is limited. Call (907) 743-1200 to reserve your consultation.
President/CEO, The Foraker Group
Laurie has worked in the nonprofit sector for close to 30 years and with Foraker for 17 years. She has been instrumental in creating many of Foraker's services and philosophy. Laurie is passionate about the power of the nonprofit sector to change lives, improve our environment, secure our economic opportunities, provide essential arts, cultural and educational experiences and truly partner to ensure healthy communities.
Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Laurie is committed to connecting nonprofit leaders across the state and sector to weave a network of positive learning, support, and success. Laurie focuses her Foraker work on supporting creative collaborations, providing board and leadership development, and creating a positive culture of philanthropy within organizations.
Laurie holds a BA in English from Scripps College and an Executive Master's degree in Not-for-Profit Leadership from Seattle University. She has been a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) since 2003. She has served on a variety of boards and worked as a volunteer in arts, environmental, and human services organizations. In 2005, Laurie was named one of Alaska's "Top 40 Under 40" by the Alaska Journal of Commerce, and was named Outstanding Professional in Philanthropy in 2006 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Alaska chapter. In 2016 Laurie was recognized by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce and inducted into the ATHENA Society. She spends her time away from the office connecting with her family and friends, distance running, and finding sunshine in Alaska and beyond.