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Philanthropy Northwest connects grantmakers across Alaska through communications and programming created specifically for funders in the state. Philanthropy Northwest supports the Alaska Funders Group, a network for our members and nonmember grantmakers who fund in Alaska.
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.
For nonprofit leaders – both board and staff – leading through periods of change can be challenging. This year The Foraker Group will examine various aspects of change as the subject of its Leadership Summit, which will be held April 20-21 at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage. The theme of the conference is "Transform. Create. Lead: As a sector – As organizations – As individual leaders."
Foraker Group CEO Dennis McMillian will brief business leaders on the nonprofit sector’s impact on Alaska's economy and what it means for the Puget Sound economy at Seattle Chamber of Commerce’s Alaska Business Forum.
We're invited into an indigenous-led space to more deeply understand what it means for philanthropy to build authentic partnerships with self-determined peoples, cultures and communities. We are honored to offer you this unprecedented opportunity for experiential learning grounded in community, reflection and co-learning. Registration is now closed but a few spots remain.
Alaska is described as a land of promise and prosperity, yet stark disparities across our society, especially in the distribution of wealth and opportunity, exist along racial lines — in villages and cities, rural areas and hubs, island and road system communities. Our partners at First Alaskans Institute invites you to be part of its Advancing Native Dialogues on Racial Equity (ANDORE) project by attending a Racial Equity Summit in Anchorage.
The goal of the Alaska Funders Group is to share information about critical issues and opportunities and to build relationships that inspire collaboration and change in Alaska. At our March convening, Diane Kaplan, president & CEO of Rasmuson Foundation, will present her foundation's work on the Alaska State Fiscal Plan, along with new polling data on the budget crisis.
The goal of the Alaska Funders Group is to share information about critical issues and opportunities and to build relationships that inspire collaboration and change in Alaska. We'll be featuring a discussion led by Wendy Spencer, Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
Curious about grantmaking in Indian Country? Join us for a thoughtful peer-to-peer learning forum as foundation colleagues share their experiences investing in Native-led nonprofits.
Why should grantmakers who are not environmental funders care about climate change? Join Alaska funders for this discussion, featuring Hon. Fran Ulmer, U.S. Arctic Research Commission. The US Arctic Research Commission (USARC) is an independent agency that advises the President and Congress on domestic and international Arctic research through recommendations and reports.
Join us for perspectives and Q&A from state Humanities and Arts organizations in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. Learn how and where federal dollars flow to states, the impact on local communities if this funding source is eliminated and advocacy efforts to date.
Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) will share progress on the Generation Indigenous national work, feature story presentations of Native youth, and discuss cross-sector alignment and goals on funding and programmatic outcomes. This program is for funders committed to communities in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming.
Please join us for the next Alaska Funders Group meeting. Topics include a discussion about Alaskan philanthropy, the 2020 Census where more than $2 billion of funding to Alaska or $2,959 per capita, through federal assistance could be in limbo, and the upcoming Journey into Indian Country report.
Join activist and author Sayu Bhojwani, for a conversation on representation, diversity in politics and her new book: People Like Us: The New Wave of Candidates Knocking at Democracy's Door. We'll host an intimate conversation between Kiran Ahuja and Sayu, and include time for small-group discussion. This is a unique opportunity to talk intimately with one of the nation's leading democratic visionaries. Available with virtual call-in option for those outside of Seattle.