Author Archive for Lisa Eifert

Package Season is Here… Are You Ready?

It’s that time of year when rental offices everywhere overflow with packages for residents. Sorting them and notifying residents can be difficult, frustrating, and time-consuming. However, there are ways to streamline the process. The Survey Says… According to a recent survey from NMHC/Kinsley, apartment communities can get up to 100 packages every week. When the holidays […]

The Science and Art of Snow Days

When the weather forecast calls for snow, many households are abuzz with the question, “Will they or won’t they cancel school?” While snow day calls may sometimes seems arbitrary, there’s actually a method to the madness, and it starts long before that first snowflake falls. Let’s take a closer look. A Science-Backed Art There are […]

The 411 on Simulation Training and Active Shooters

While it’s sometimes hard to accept, the reality is that large-scale active shooter massacres are very much part of our world. The mandate has been clear for schools, businesses, and other organizations looking to protect their constituents: Adequate planning and preparation are essential. But what constitutes “adequate”—particularly in our increasingly technologically-enabled world? In fact, tomorrow’s […]

Alabama DOE Tasked with Taking on School Emergency Notifications

Alabama recently made the news with the signing of House Bill 89 by Governor Kay Ivey. The legislation’s gist? Mandating that the Alabama Department of Education (DOE) take on a bigger role in how and when information is conveyed to stakeholders. Specifically, the DOE will be responsible for developing an electronic notification system aimed at […]

Are Your Employee Communications Up to the Task?

People today have more means than ever through which to communicate with each other. But more isn’t necessarily better—at least not when it comes to staying connecting with your employees. Why not? Because having more channels from which to choose also means more potential ways things can go wrong. Hence the need for careful and […]

10 Things All Emergency Evacuation Plans Should Do

The initial moments surrounding an emergency event are crucial. After all, if your facility is deemed unsafe, would you rather spend your limited time trying to figure out how to react when the clock is ticking down, or would you rather immediately commence with a predetermined evacuation plan? While this may seem on the surface like […]

Disaster Recovery: A Primer for Faith-Based Organizations

A recent report from the U.N. Office for Disaster Risk Reduction estimated that an investment of $6 billion annually toward disaster risk reduction would save the world losses of more than $360 billion over the decade and a half ahead. Said  U.N. special representative on disaster risk reduction Margareta Wahlstrom, “The report is a wake-up […]

Is Your Church Next In Line for a Cyber Attack?

We often think of cyber crimes in terms of the damage they do to businesses. And with good reason: According to Juniper Research, the cost of data breaches to global industry is projected to reach a staggering $2.1 trillion by the year 2019. But while for-profit companies may get the lion’s share of attention when it comes […]

Put the Freeze on Summer Melt

The summer between high school and college is a unique time. The previous months have been filled with activity: submitting applications, waiting for acceptance letters, choosing schools, submitting deposits, and lining up financial aid. Suddenly, it all comes together. Graduation happens and once a college is chosen, students have little more to do than wait. […]

Are You Using Best Practices for Volunteer Recruiting and Management?

A staggering 64.5 million adults volunteered just under 8 billion hours of service worth an estimated value of $175 billion in just one year, according to figures shared by the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University-Purdue University. And while the incredible philanthropism of Americans is worthy of applause, nonprofits can’t afford to become […]