Alaska’s nonprofit sector is not just about charitable giving, it’s also one of the state’s largest employers. While many nonprofits operate behind the scenes, Alaska Business is committed to providing coverage of these important organizations as they advance their respective missions. This sector includes entities such as Pick.Click.Give., United Way, the Foraker Group, Salvation Army, Alaska Federation of Natives, and the Alaska Support Industry Alliance, to name just a few.
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Visit Healthcare has administered weekly tests at all five of RurAL CAP’s Supportive Housing facilities and has coordinated with RurAL CAP’s Outreach Specialists to test unsheltered individuals in Anchorage.
Mindy O’Neall has been named Executive Director of the Cold Climate Housing Research Center to lead the Alaska nonprofit in promoting and advancing the development of healthy, durable, and sustainable shelter for Alaskans and circumpolar people.
Along with the office space, Alaska USA presented United Way of Anchorage with $42,000. The funds were comprised of employee donations and a generous corporate match contribution.
Alaska USA has donated $20,000 to Special Olympics Alaska.
Thrivalaska announced that Tiara Davis has accepted the position of Executive Director of Thrivalaska. Davis was selected after an extensive national search to lead the organization in its mission to deliver high quality early care and learning services to our community.
This year the annual Polar Plunge is going virtual, and Special Olympics Alaska and GCI are encouraging Alaskans to get creative: pouring a bucket of ice water over their head, jumping into a kiddie pool, or wearing their clothes in a frigid locker room shower.
To register or for more information about the 2020 Virtual Polar Plunge, check out the Special Olympics Alaska website.
Alaska Business Coverage
Alaska’s nonprofit organizations are an essential part of the Alaska business landscape; Not-for-Profit, For-the-Economy (February 2019) takes an in-depth look at how these entities create jobs, provide essential services, and make Alaska a better place to work and live.
The Foraker Group’s core purpose is to strengthen nonprofits in Alaska through education, professional services, and organizational development, including leadership training, classes and skills series, fundraising support, and financial management.
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The Corporate 100
Alaska Business has been celebrating the corporations that have a significant impact on Alaska’s economy since 1993. At the time, the corporations weren’t ranked as the list didn’t have specific ranking criteria. Instead, the Alaska Business editorial team held long, detailed, and occasionally passionate discussions about which organizations around the state were providing jobs, owned or leased property, used local vendors, demonstrated a high level of community engagement, and in general enriched Alaska.