The Disaster Relief Organizations You Need to Know About

The United States has experienced a sizable influx of billion dollar disasters in recent years. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the United States endured two catastrophic storms between January and April 2019 alone. Between 1980 and 2013, the U.S. averaged roughly six large-scale disasters per year. Over the past five years, […]

Incorporating Emergency and Disaster Response Volunteers Into Your All-Hazards Plan

Want to take this article with you? Enter your e-mail to download a PDF version. Email CommentsThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. This iframe contains the logic required to handle Ajax powered Gravity Forms. Download Article Voluntary organizations are often on the front lines following a disaster. Yet mobilizing a […]

The Disaster Manager’s Guide to Hazard Vulnerability Analysis

Everything You Need to Know About Hazard Vulnerability Analysis and Risk Assessment The prevalence of natural disasters, in addition to the potential for other civil hazards, has necessitated a common framework for assessing a community’s risk, vulnerability, and preparedness should an incident occur. The Hazard Vulnerability Analysis provides a framework for organizations to better identify […]

Preparing For Disasters: How Volunteer Organizations Plan for Effective Disaster Response

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Disasters strike in every corner of the world, during every season, and on different scales throughout the year. Nonprofit organizations serve as key players during these disasters, providing aid and resources to those affected. Hospitals, food banks, human and animal shelters, and other nonprofits are integrated into most response and recovery efforts during emergencies.  These […]

Corporate Social Responsibility in the Face of Disaster

In recent years, reports have increasingly linked business success with corporate social responsibility. Corporations are teaming up with the nonprofit sector more than ever before, and they are proving to be a powerful ally to nonprofits. In fact, a recent Conference Board survey concluded that, for roughly two out of three large North American corporations, […]

Using Galaxy Digital’s Connect Sites for Disaster Response

On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey touched ground in a rural area of southeast Texas. Over the next four days, parts of Texas received over 40 inches of rain, causing unprecedented flooding and displacing over 30,000 people. Volunteer assistance was needed–and fast. Many volunteer efforts seemed to spring up overnight, with churches, corporations, other organizations, […]