Ready or Not? (June 2008)
Ready or Not? builds on and complements a large body of work,and many successes, within the National Capital Region’s (NCR) nonprofit community. The project team has engaged a broad variety of stakeholders, with an eye toward being as inclusive as possible and ending up with detailed and accurate findings. This document is based on primary research in the form of surveys, webcasts, interviews, and disaster exercise reviews as well as secondary research from regional and national government plans, experiential reports on nonprofits’ role in disaster response and recovery, and relevant conference participation. A Strategic Plan for Nonprofit Emergency Preparedness in the NCR will be the complement to this document and will be launched later this year. Based on the findings of this report and those that precede it, the strategic plan will provide a roadmap to preparedness for NCR nonprofits. The current working draft of the strategic plan’s goals and objectives are also presented in this report. This report is the result of a collaborative project between the Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington and Deloitte, through its Problem Solvers Fund.