Greenfield, MA (PRWEB) July 1, 2009
The murder of a security guard at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC is just one of a number of emergencies that have taken place at schools and nonprofit organizations. Events over the past year (both man-made and natural) have reinforced the need for nonprofit organizations and public institutions to review their own disaster response plans as well as their ability to serve constituencies in times of crisis. Join expert Howard S. Feinberg of HSF Associates LLC for a substantive presentation on planning for the unimaginable.
"Planning for the Unimaginable: Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response" will be offered as a telephone seminar on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at Noon (eastern). The cost of the teleseminar is $10 per organization. An organization or institution may have as many people on the call as they choose for one fee. The teleseminar is sponsored by the NonProfit National Resource Directory (http://www.nonprofitnationalresourcedirectory.com).
Who should attend "Planning for the Unimaginable: Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response"? Anyone responsible for your organization's emergency response and crisis preparation.
When: Tuesday, July 21, Noon (eastern time)
Where: At your desk or in your conference room
How Much: $10 per organization
What You Need: A telephone (with a speaker for groups of two or more)
How to register: Please register just one individual from your organization at NonProfit National Resource Directory (http://www.nonprofitnationalresourcedirectory.com). You will see a link to the registration form in the upper left corner of the home page.
Teleseminar presenter Howard Feinberg of HSF Associates LLC of New York has spent over 30 years serving the nonprofit community. His expertise spans the disciplines of organizational development, fundraising, strategic planning, leading non-profit organizations, emergency preparedness and disaster response and community organization.
Feinberg developed a system to raise and distribute emergency financial assistance to victims of disasters, created a consortium of 20 national constituency organizations, agencies and religious movements to address emergency preparedness and training, coordination of resources and expertise in advance of and after disasters and disseminating resource information across North America.
While at United Jewish Communities ( UJC), Feinberg served as lead staff of UJC's Emergency Committee from 2005-2008 during which time he organized and coordinated the national Jewish community's response to Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma, the Virginia Tech shootings, over 30 major tornadoes, several regional flooding incidents and ongoing Gulf Coast recovery issues.
Feinberg provided consultation and hands-on support during rescue and recovery phases in Jewish communities in Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas and worked with leadership in the Jewish and general communities in the wake of major tragedies to develop effective near and long term recovery strategies.
His recent projects include conducting an emergency preparedness assessment for a major non-profit agency in Toronto Canada; serving as Scholar-in-Residence and guest lecturer for Wurzweiler School of Social Work; visiting lecturer on Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response at State University of NY at New Paltz Institute of Disaster Mental Health; co-facilitating a disaster preparedness seminar for Ben Gurion University and Rutgers Schools of Social Work Students in Arad, Israel.
Sponsor of the teleseminar, the NonProfit National Resource Directory is a free on-line listing of consultants, coaches, vendors and specialists in over 50 categories of service. The directory is open on line 24/7 for organizations looking for the resources they need to succeed.
The work of the nonprofit sector is essential to the well-being of our society. Millions of Americans rely on you to provide services that support their physical and mental health, their educational aspirations, their religious and spiritual needs, their quest for happiness and fulfillment, their hopes and dreams for themselves and their families. Listed in the directory are those who partner with nonprofit organizations and institutions as they guide their organization into the future.