Leadership Summit

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Reimagining the Way We Work

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. Check out the preliminary conference agenda

About the Leadership Summit

When is the 2023 summit?

The Leadership Summit will be on May 11 & 12 with a virtual pre-conference on May 4.

Where is the summit held?

To attract leaders from all parts of Alaska, the summit is held in Anchorage as a central location. The 2023 Summit will be at the Dena'ina Center. We will be hosting a virtual pre-conference.

How much does it cost to attend the summit?

Early bird registration is open now 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. This fee does not include the Pre-Conference.

The virtual Pre-Conference fee is $200, or $150 for Foraker Partners.

Are scholarships available?

Thanks to our generous sponsors, we are able to offer 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 mitchoak@rasmuson.org to register for the Summit.
  • If your organization is an Atwood Foundation grantee, please contact Rachael Thain at rthain@forakergroup.org 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

I am traveling in to Anchorage. Where should I stay?

We recommend staying in downtown Anchorage, within walking distance to the Dena'ina Center. We have a block of rooms at the Anchorage Marriott downtown. You can use this link to receive a discount.  


2023 Leadership Summit Sponsors

Signature ($15,000+)

Impact ($10,000+)

Focus ($5,000+)
Resiliency ($2,500+)

Kris Norosz

Partnership ($1,000)

2023 Leadership Summit

Partner: $325.00 / General: $375.00

Join us on May 11 & 12 in Anchorage. This will be an opportunity to stretch your thinking and discover ways to put new ideas into action. This fee does not include the Pre-Conference. Register here to attend the Pre-Conference.

Cancellations received in writing prior to April 27 will result in a refund of the registration fee minus a $25 administrative fee. No refunds will be issued after April 27.

In registering for this event, you are consenting to appear in photos and videos recorded at the event and consenting for these photos and videos to potentially be used in future marketing material.

For more information, please call the Foraker office at 907-743-1200.

Scheduled Date Location Register
Thu, May 11 - May 12, 2023
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Dena’ina Center
600 W 7th Ave.
Anchorage, AK 99501
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May 11 - May 12, 2023
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM 8:30 - 5:00 PM
Dena’ina Center
600 W 7th Ave.
Anchorage, AK 99501
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Leadership Summit Pre-Conference

Partner: $150.00 / General: $200.00

The 2023 Leadership Summit pre-conference will feature some of our most popular nonprofit management courses. This is a chance for leaders to brush up on the fundamentals and take the next step in their organization’s sustainability journey. The pre-conference will be held virtually. Participants will have the chance to select between several live webinars. There will be a morning session from 9:00 - 11:00 am and an afternoon session from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. 

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Thu, May 4 - May 4, 2023
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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May 4 - May 4, 2023
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 9:00 - 3:00 PM
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