The Alaska Funders Group (AFG) is a peer-to-peer group that facilitates making connections, sharing experiences and gathering together to form a learning network which maximizes philanthropic impact in our communities. AFG meets to create cooperative relationships, build capacity and explore the ways we can work together. Participation is open to any organization or collective committed to advancing the practice of philanthropy in Alaska. Organizations do not have to be a member of Philanthropy Northwest to participate in AFG.
Thank you for your ideas for the March 3rd meeting! Topic: "Alaska Budget Outlook: Implications and Opportunities for the Nonprofit Sector" led by Ian Dutton and Jordan Marshall, Rasmuson Foundation. The co-chairs thank them for their leadership and topic suggestion. We are looking forward to the conversation!
Ongoing Alaska Funders Group details:
Overall, AFG is interested in three buckets of engagement:
- learning the needs and desires of the community
- innovative work by funders working together
- sector learning
To accomplish this, the co-chairs propose for 2015:
What: Continuing to create synergy among the philanthropic community in Alaska
How: A mix of sharing ideas, identifying areas of potential funding and networking
Who: Because we are an all-volunteer group and believe in peer learning, we would like to ask AFG members to nominate themselves – hopefully in a team - and propose meeting ideas. Topics do not require your expertise. We encourage ideas in which you would like to gain more knowledge or guidance from the group too. This self-identified team would then work with Philanthropy Northwest to frame the conversation, develop an agenda and, if needed, identify potential speakers.
Eligibility: Participation is open to any organization, collective or individual committed to advancing the practice of philanthropy in the region. Philanthropy Northwest membership is not required.
When: Four 1.5 – 2 hour meetings/year with networking time built in
Ask: If you are interesting in contributing to the March 3 conversation, please contact Lyn Hunter by February 20 with your topic and ideas for the March 3 meeting. This is your opportunity to inform and educate your peers!
Determinations: The AFG co-chairs will determine the ideas to move forward.