As nonprofit leaders, we fulfill a variety of missions to improve our communities. We are part of life in Alaska. It’s essential that we talk to local policymakers and state and federal political leaders about the value of Alaska’s nonprofit sector.
Curious about the difference between lobbying and advocacy? Watch this video:
Is your organization a 501(c)(3) interested in lobbying? Get the basics.
Not sure what to say? These talking points can help you when you meet with decision-makers — or when you’re visiting with the public or community groups.
Do your board and staff need help in learning to become advocates? Contact us for training opportunities.
Stay current on policy issues that affect Alaska’s nonprofits – get our Public Policy Alerts and become part of our Advocacy in Action calls. We will keep you up-to-date on local, state, and federal issues through our networks and the National Council of Nonprofits.
As a nonprofit leader, you can speak up on the following issues that have an impact on your mission and the sector. Learn about all of the issues Foraker is working on here.
Positioning the sector as a credible voice is a role we take seriously. We work hard every day to:
Do you need advocacy support? Contact us.
The committee uses certain criteria, plus our core values and commitment to social equity that is embedded in our diversity, equity, and inclusion intention, to recommend to the Governance Board those issues to pursue in the coming year. The four criteria are:
Do you have a sector-wide nonprofit nonpartisan issue you would like us to consider? Contact us.
You can review a complete list of our public policy priorities here.