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Is Your Nonprofit Ready for a Crisis?

Bad things happen to good people. They also happen to good organizations. They can even happen to YOUR organization. Unfortunately, not only are nonprofits just as vulnerable to catastrophe as other types of organizations, but they may be more vulnerable to dire consequences afterwards. Read on for more about one major thing you can do […]

What All Organizations Need to Know about Active Shooter Events

Not only are active shootings equal opportunity threats to organizations and their constituents, but they’re also on the rise. The horrifying attack in Orlando earlier this month underscored the vital need for all organizations to amp up their own efforts to plan and prepare for active shooter scenarios in their own workplaces and communities. Let’s […]

Dealing with a Crisis: Planning and Execution are Key

THINKING BEYOND THE PLAN… A finely-tuned execution makes a good plan great! The midst of a crisis is not the time to figure out what works and what doesn’t. People will be caught off guard. Some will panic. In most instances, there will be chaos and confusion. Dealing effectively with crises, demands leadership, planned responses and […]

Workplace Violence: Why You Need a Crisis Management Team

In the first part of our “Workplace Violence” blog series, we discussed this troubling and increasingly prevalent issue of workplace violence, along with highlighting the importance of being prepared for a very real yet unpredictable violent scenario taking place in your workplace. Which begs the question: How do you plan for something you can’t anticipate? The fact […]

Four Ways to Improve Employee Crisis Communication

In April 2013, Boston authorities told residents to stay indoors while the search for one of the Boston Marathon bombers was carried out. The order came early in the morning on a Friday, just as people were getting ready to leave for work. As businesses learned of the shelter-in-place order, many told employees to stay home. But […]

Three Steps to Be Prepared for an Emergency in Healthcare

Once a crisis hits, it’s too late to decide on a plan of action. Keeping people safe and keeping the reputation of your hospital in good shape means knowing what to do long before you need to do it. Here’s what you need to know to keep a crisis from becoming a complete disaster. 1. […]