Every few years, Sealaska reaches out to shareholders as part of an ongoing effort to gather shareholder opinions and feedback. Sealaska is launching the most recent shareholder survey the week of April 19. We look forward to hearing from shareholders through the work.
Why commission the surveys?
Surveys are a great way to engage with shareholders. Since 1981, we’ve been reaching out to shareholders to get a sense of priorities and feelings about Sealaska. It gives us insight into what you care about and allows us to incorporate shareholder voices into our decisions. The surveys are just one way we connect with shareholders, but it’s important feedback because we track it over time to see where we’re making progress and where we need to focus more attention. The results of the survey help us prioritize shareholder concerns in all that we do and inform future decision making.
Sealaska does not see individual shareholder responses because the surveys are conducted by an independent third–party research firm called DHM Research. The survey is hosted on DHM’s server, and you are assured complete anonymity and confidentiality.
About the 2021 Shareholder Survey
It should only take a few minutes of your time to complete. The deadline to complete your survey is May 15, 2021. In appreciation of your time, shareholders who return their survey by the deadline will be entered into a drawing to win one of the following prizes:
- 1st – $2,000 cash
- 2nd – $1,500 cash
- 3rd – $1,000 cash
- 4th – $500 cash
- 5th – $500 cash
- 6th – $500 cash
- 7th – $500 cash
- 8th – $500 cash
- 9th – $500 cash
- 10th – $500 cash
Shareholders will receive an invitation to take the survey either by an email or mailed postcard. If you have any questions, you can email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
What We Heard in 2018
All Sealaska programs and benefits are viewed as important, with education getting top marks. Through shareholder input and survey results, Sealaska identified five top priorities including:
- Education and vocational scholarships
- Language preservation programs
- Youth programs
- Job training and workforce development
Key Investments as a Result of the 2018 Survey:
Education and vocational scholarships
- Part-time Students Now Eligible for Scholarships
- In 2020 Sealaska Invests in Education with $1.3m in Scholarships
Language preservation programs
- Sealaska Invests in Yakutat Surf Camp
- Investing in Communities: New Teen Center in Kake Job training and workforce development
- Increase Shareholder Engagement with New Shareholder Participation Committee
- Sealaska Invests in Southeast Regenerative Tourism
- Sealaska Invests in Southeast Business, Barnacle Foods