A NEW NAPC SERVICE: Topical Conference Calls
Disaster Preparedness for Your Organization and Your Community
NAPC members have requested more opportunities to learn from one another and connect between conferences. NAPC is launching a new service: topical conference calls on high-interest topics, led by members with special expertise in that area…open not just to each organization’s designated NAPC representative but also to all interested staff and board members within NAPC member organizations. (There is no cost, except for your own long distance charge to join the call.)
The first topic was Disaster Preparedness for Your Organization and Your Community (presented at the May conference) -- key questions, how-to’s, useful planning tools, and lessons learned; the valuable roles a planning council can play as a community plans for and responds to emergencies.
This series of two calls was led by Martha Blaine, MBA, Executive Director, Community Council of Greater Dallas. She provided information and resources, and participants exchanged ideas and learned from one another's experiences in this area.
Thurs., May 22 - 1:00 p.m. CST: “Is Your Organization Prepared: What to Include in Your Business Continuity Plan”
Wed., May 28 - 1:00 p.m. CST: “The Role of a Planning Council in Disaster Response: Doing What Councils Do Best”
Martha provided these resource materials:
1. A paper on “Planning
Organizations’ Role in Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery”:
2. The notes and materials from the May 22nd conference call - click here
3. Checklist for Emergency Manager on Duty - click here
4. Org chart for disaster response - click here
The notes from the May 28th conference call -
COOP Plan - Florida
Here is a publication from Mark Buchbinder, Executive Director of the Alliance for Human Services in Miami, Florida, who co-presented a conference session on creating a Continuity of Operation Plan (COOP) for nonprofit human services providers. This can be used as a guide/template during the planning process. Click here
Please email ConferenceCalls@communityplanning.org with your comments and suggestions for the topical conference call service, and topics on which you would like to lead or participate in a future call on another topic.