Ensuring your organization's continuity in the event of an emergency is vitally important to its longevity. Emergencies that can be devastating to your organization can be as basic as a local power outage and as severe as a regional hurricane. Thinking about and planning for all-hazards surrounding your organization will help keep you performing vital functions during a disaster.
Volunteer Alexandria conducts a series of COOP trainings for nonprofits to be better prepared and to resume service after a disaster. These trainings consist of how to develop, implement, and maintain a basic COOP plan.
Topics include: Identification of operations critical to survival; recovery strategies; and developing, testing, and exercising the plan.
If you would like to learn more about Continuity of Operations training opportunities, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-836-2176
Download your Business's Ready! plan toolkit
Local and State agencies have developed an interactive website to help build your plan. Download, print or securely access online http://business.readynova.com.
Small Business Administration
The Small Business Association offers resources that can help you develop a plan to protect your employees, lessen the financial impact of disasters, and re-open your business quickly to support economic recovery in your community.