Community: You will meet fellow executive directors who are committed to creating a supportive environment as you all focus on organizational culture, your board relationship, and the day-to-day operations of running a successful nonprofit.
Board Support: Your relationship with the board is critical to a successful mission and your own success as an executive director. This program is designed to engage your board through your board chair.
One-on-One Mentor: You will receive personalized mentoring from a seasoned nonprofit leader.
Online Courses: In addition to guided discussions, you will also receive unlimited access to Foraker’s 2-hour online community classes. (See what’s coming up.)
ELI is designed for executive directors who have been in their current position for up to three years and want to take the next step in leading their organizations and increasing job performance. Strong applicants will have a wide array of experiences in and out of the nonprofit sector, in addition to:
There are two required in-person sessions (a 3 day kick-off & 1 day commencement) which will be held in Anchorage at the Foraker office. Limited travel scholarships are available.
The remaining sessions (small group check-ins, 1-hour meetings with your mentor, and 2-hour topic-specific webinars) will be hosted via webinars and teleconferences.
The fee is $2,500, or $2,000 for Foraker Partners. Travel and accommodations are not included in the cost of tuition.
A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required when you are accepted into the program. Full tuition must be paid by the first day of the program. Payment plans are available as needed.
We have a limited number of travel scholarships. Please indicate your interest on your application.
|Session||Frequency & Date||Location/Platform|
|Kick-off||January 22*, 23, & 24: 9am - 4pm
*Board chair attends first day of kick-off
|Small group check-ins||Monthly; dates TBD by small group||Video Teleconference (Zoom)|
|Mentor meetings||Monthly; dates TBD with mentor||Video Teleconference (Zoom)|
|Webinars||Occur the third Wednesday from 10:00am - 12:00 pm: February 19 (HR), March 18 (Fund Development), and April 15 (Advocacy)||Online webinar (Zoom)|
|Community classes||Unlimited access to Foraker's 2-hour community classes. See list of offerings on the Foraker calendar.||In-person/online webinar|
|May 20: 9am - 4pm||Anchorage|