Continuity planning – Be realistic — prepare for a disaster
Abstract: Because of the real threats of a natural or man-made disaster, every nonprofit should have an effective disaster or “business continuity” plan in place. This article explores what a complete continuity plan should entail and how to implement one. Among the topics discussed are: identifying risks and adverse postdisaster scenarios, forming a disaster planning team, communicating with the community, and staff training. A sidebar looks at Department of Homeland Security recommendations for developing IT recovery strategies.