The Resilient Organization: A Guide to Non-Profit Disaster Preparedness

A disaster can create significant disruption to your nonprofit’s operations by physically damaging property, displacing staff and volunteers, and creating a surge in demand for services. Every event has a different personality and presents a unique set of challenges — for both nonprofits and the vulnerable populations they serve. With a thoughtful plan, your organization can become more resilient and better able not only to withstand future disasters but also to help respond to them. And while disasters are generally regarded in a negative light, they can actually present opportunities for disaster-resilient nonprofits to grow and even expand their service offerings.