Preparedness for Faith Based & Non-Profit Organization (Prep4FBOs)
Churches, faith-based and non-profit organizations face many of the same challenges small businesses deal with such as natural disasters, technology failures, and utility outages as well as increased threats to staff or congregant safety such as medical emergencies, bomb threats, protests, and active-shooter incidents. These organizations also deal with other challenges:
Increased unique risks related to special services including daycare, schools, or elderly care
A culture of service where the “doors are always open” increases security and safety risks
Increased need for critical services during and after disasters to support the community
Limited resources, small permanent staff, and a significant reliance on volunteers.
Faith based and non-profit organizations should implement simple and flexible preparedness processes using easy to use checklists that focus on mission critical functions during disasters. Training should concentrate on protecting the safety of service customers, volunteers, and other staff from the most likely threats.
Accinctus Solutions for Faith Based and Non-Profit Organizations:
The Accinctus Preparedness for Churches and Faith-Based Organizations (Prep4FBOs) provides preparedness planning and training in a flexible, best-practice based approach that churches can utilize at 4 levels of activity depending on their requirements.
- Prep4FBOs Workshop: Seminar to educate staff on basic preparedness fundamentals. Includes a practical approach to risk analysis and developing a plan of action to address organization requirements.
- Prep4FBOs Assessment: Delivers a completed set of documents that lay a foundation of a preparedness program. Designed for organizations that need help establishing a program but will implement long term actions with internal resources.
- Prep4FBOs Implementation Project: Full implementation of a self-sufficient preparedness program. Applies business continuity practices using the Accinctus ADAPTABLE© model to meet preparedness requirements.
- Program Review or Exercise: For organizations with established emergency procedures, Accinctus can provide an independent review or a tailored exercise to evaluate your plans and identify areas for improvement.