2024 Affiliate Trainings

An overview of the ACF organization and its affiliates.

Affiliate Orientation Resources

An overview of fundraising event best practices.
Donor Initiated Fundraising Policy Resources
Exploring the power behind community involvement through Participatory Grantmaking.
Participatory Grantmaking Resources

2023 Affiliate Convening

Session 1: Point A to Point B: Developing a Realistic Path for Growth – Dennis McMillian

Session 4: Business Partnership Program – Interactive Panel Discussion with Seward Community Foundation Members and Jessica Stevens Community Foundation Members

Session 2: Trust in Grantmaking – Panel Discussion

Session 3: Legacy Gifts and Fundraising – Panel Discussion with Maureen Gualtieri, Chair, Jessica Stevens Community Foundation; Dave Paperman, Chair, Seward Community Foundation; Ann Myren, Donor Development Chair, Chilkat Valley Community Foundation

Session 5: Board Refinement and Succession Planning – Dennis McMillian and Advisory Board Members from Palmer Community Foundation, Golden Heart Community Foundation, and Kodiak Community Foundation


Board Development
Communications and Marketing
2021 ACF Affiliate Convening Session 1

Development Resources

Media and Marketing

2021 ACF Affiliate Convening Session 3

Information About ACF


2023 Donor Perception Survey for Affiliates

Legacy Giving Training

Template to develop a legacy communications and development strategy

Ideas on how to start conversations about legacy donations.

Understanding legacy giving and how to talk about it

ACF Affiliate Legacy Giving Session 1
ACF Affiliate Legacy Giving Session 2
ACF Affiliate Legacy Giving Session 3

Foundations of Fundraising

ACF Affiliate Training – Fundraising 101 with Ken Miller
Fundraising Strategies Presentation

Tool to track fundraising efforts.

Printable version of Ken Miller Fundraising 101 presentation


Grantmaking insights from Alaska funders – Alaskans Alex McKay, VP of Programs & Grants at Rasmuson Foundation, Megan Cacciola, VP of Programs at The Alaska Humanities Forum, and Matt Carle, Sr. Dir. of Corporate Communications at Sealaska.