Lunch & Learn - The economic impact of Alaska's nonprofit sector.

When:  Apr 20, 2022 from 11:45 AM to 01:00 PM (AKT)
Associated with  AFP, Alaska Chapter
The economic impact of Alaska's nonprofit sector.


Join Laurie Wolf as she explains how Alaska’s nonprofits stepped up during the pandemic and the nonprofit sector remains one of the state’s largest employers and revenue generators. In our latest report we detail how nonprofits are part of everyday life in Alaska and illustrate the ways in which we are a major economic driver, leverage public funds for maximum return, partner with government in delivering essential services, provide community investment and civic engagement, and help stabilize the economy during the pandemic. Join us to learn how you, as community leaders, can use the data to make better decisions for Alaska.

President and CEO, The Foraker Group
Laurie has worked in the nonprofit sector for more than 30 years and with Foraker for 20 years. She has been instrumental in creating many of Foraker's services and philosophy. Laurie is passionate about the power of the nonprofit sector to change lives, improve our environment, secure our economic opportunities, provide essential arts, cultural and educational experiences and truly partner to ensure healthy communities. Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Laurie is committed to connecting nonprofit leaders across the state and sector to weave a network of positive learning, support, and success. Laurie focuses her Foraker work on supporting creative collaborations, providing board and leadership development, and creating a positive culture of philanthropy within organizations. Laurie holds a BA in English from Scripps College and an Executive Master's degree in Not-for-Profit Leadership from Seattle University. She has been a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) since 2003. She has served on a variety of boards and worked as a volunteer in arts, environmental and human services organizations. She currently serves on the boards of the National Council of Nonprofits, the Anchorage Museum Foundation and the public policy committee of Philanthropy Northwest.  In 2005, Laurie was named one of Alaska's Top 40 Under 40 by the Alaska Journal of Commerce, and was named Outstanding Professional in Philanthropy in 2006 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Alaska chapter. In 2016 Laurie was recognized by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce and inducted into the ATHENA Society. She spends her time away from the office connecting with her family and friends, distance running, and finding sunshine in Alaska and beyond. 

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Kate Wilke, Chapter Administrator