Nonprofit Preparedness: Understanding Multiple Hazards and Preparing for Continued Operations

Nonprofit Preparedness: Understanding Multiple Hazards and Preparing for Continued Operations

July 9, 2024
9 am - 3:30 pm

In person

Greater New Orleans Foundation

919 St. Charles Ave

New Orleans, LA 70130 

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Among the myriad lessons learned from the challenges presented by climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic is this crucial lesson: nonprofit preparedness and planning are key to an organization’s ability to prevent, navigate, and then thrive beyond crises. As our environmental, technological, and social landscapes continue to evolve, nonprofit leaders and staff continue to face familiar operational challenges, such as those posed by storms and disasters, and newer challenges such as heat risk and cyberthreats. This workshop intends to inform nonprofit leaders, staff, and stakeholders about persistent and emerging threats, specifically disaster threats, heat risks, and cyber threats, and to assist them in preparing for continued operations during a crisis.  

This workshop features presentations from sector leaders with deep experience in nonprofit preparedness and a panel of nonprofit leaders who have organizational preparedness plans or are developing them. This workshop is also interactive; all attendees will be provided opportunities to begin to develop a Continuity of Operations (COOP) Plan for their own organizations. 

By the end of this session, attendees will have:  

  • a better understanding, grounded in data and anecdotes, of the disaster, heat, and cyber risks facing nonprofits;  
  • learned about available trainings and resources that support nonprofit preparedness; and  
  • begun to design priority sections of their organizational Continuity of Operations (COOP) Plan.  

While this workshop is free, registration is required. The session will be held in person at the Greater New Orleans Foundation (919 St. Charles Ave.) on Tuesday, July 9th from 9:00am-3:30pm. A light breakfast, lunch, and free parking will be provided. Seating is limited. Click here to register.