Leadership Summit

Energize! Activate Mission with the Right People.

The Foraker Leadership Summit is highly interactive, deeply engaging, and immediately applicable to your nonprofit work.

Join us on May 2 & 3 as we explore the "Right People" lens of the Foraker Nonprofit Sustainability Model and discover strategies for building our leadership pipeline.

What do we mean by "Right People"? The "Right People" are those who can use the values and culture of the organization to move mission forward. This lens of the Sustainability Model is about creating a positive and welcoming workplace culture, developing talent, and engaging your staff, board, and volunteers. It is also about the critical relationship between the board and the CEO.

So, who are the right people for your organization? And how do you get them and keep them on your team? We are excited to explore these topics, along with issues like the generational shift in leadership, diversity and inclusion, effective governance, search and transitions, and even the 2020 Census.

This year, we will also have "pre-conference" sessions on May 1 on topics such as advocacy, finance, and governance.

Join us as we energize ourselves, our teams, and our sector.

2019 Leadership Summit Speakers

Vu Le

Vu Le, author of the popular blog Nonprofit AF, and Executive Director of Rainier Valley Corps, is known for his no-BS approach, irreverent sense of humor, and passion for social justice.
Joan Garry

Joan Garry is a nationally recognized nonprofit expert, blogger, and author. She hosts the popular nonprofit podcast Nonprofits are Messy.
Scott Crabtree

Scott Crabtree, founder & Chief Happiness Officer at Happy Brain Science, is known for empowering individuals and organizations to apply findings from cutting-edge neuroscience and psychology to boost productivity and happiness at work.
Akaya Windwood

Akaya Windwood, President of the Rockwood Leadership Institute. Akaya is known for elevating the effectiveness of leadership and collaboration in the nonprofit sector.
Edgar Villanueva

Edgar Villanueva is a recognized expert on social justice philanthropy and author of Decolonizing Wealth. Edgar is the Vice President of Programs & Advocacy at the Schott Foundation for Public Education.

About the Leadership Summit

When is the 2019 Leadership Summit ?

The Summit will be May 2 & 3, 2019. We will host a pre-conference on May 1 at the Foraker office.

Where is the summit held?

To attract leaders from all parts of Alaska, the summit is held in Anchorage as a central location. The 2019 summit will be at the Dena'ina Center.

How much does it cost to attend the summit?

Early bird registration is now open and will run through April 1. The early bird fee is $325, or $275 for Foraker Partners. After April 1, the fee will be $400, or $350 for Foraker Partners.

This year, we will have a special rate for board members. Board members are invited to attend two breakout sessions that will feature board-specific topics for $200, or $150 for Foraker Partners.

In addition, we will have "pre-conference" sessions on May 1 on topics such as advocacy, finance, and governance. The fee is $175, or $125 for Foraker Partners.

Are scholarships available?

Yes, we offer limited travel assistance for people attending from outside Anchorage and Mat-Su. Apply for a scholarship here. Applications are due March 15.

I am coming from out of town. Where should I stay?

We have a room block at the downtown Marriott. You can use this code to receive a discount. Other hotels and Airbnb's downtown would also be convenient.

2019 Leadership Summit Sponsors

Sustainability ($15,000+) Impact ($10,000+)
Focus ($5,000+) Resiliency ($2,500+)
Partnership ($1,000+)
Kris Norosz
Alaska Children's Trust

2019 Leadership Summit

Partner: $275.00 / General: $325.00

Join us for the sixth Foraker Leadership Summit on May 2-3 at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage. The theme is Energize! Activate Mission with the Right People. Guest speakers will discuss how to create a positive and welcoming workplace culture, develop talent, and engage your staff, board, and volunteers.

Early bird registration is now open and will run through April 1. The early bird fee is $325, or $275 for Foraker Partners. After April 1, the fee will be $400, or $350 for Foraker Partners.

This year, we will have a special rate for board members participating in the board track (link) as well as a pre-conference sessions (link) on May 1.

Cancellations received in writing prior to April 1 will result in a refund of the registration fee minus a $25 administrative fee. No refunds will be issued after April 1.

In registering for this event, you are consenting to appear in photographs 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.


No scheduled dates for this event. If you would like to schedule this event for your community please contact us.