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Business Continuity

The Alliance has compiled this set of business continuity resources from throughout the nonprofit and museum sector.

Business Continuity Plan

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides resources on business continuity planning that can help museums identify the effects resulting from the disruption of business functions and processes. These resources help organizations make decisions about recovery priorities and strategies.

Communicating During a Crisis

The Nonprofit Risk Management Center offers this helpful guide on how to develop policies and plans to use to communicate during a crisis.

Communications, Protection, Readiness: Nonprofit Guide to Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery

NPower shares its Nonprofit Guide to Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (PDF). Written in the aftermath of September 11, the 38-page guide is designed to help small to medium-sized groups plan their recovery practices. The guide is organized around Top Ten Tips, such as conducting a business impact analysis, creating a critical resources retrieval list, designating an emergency meeting location, and setting up a temporary workplace.

Open for Business: A Disaster Protection and Recovery Planning Toolkit for the Small to Mid-Sized Business

The Institute for Business and Home Safety offers resources designed for small businesses that can be adapted for museums. Open for Business: A Disaster Protection and Recovery Planning Toolkit for the Small to Mid-Sized Business (PDF) is a 76-page kit. It helps readers assess risk for a variety of natural disasters, conduct a business impact analysis, and develop a recovery plan (with estimated costs). It includes a number of worksheets, such as an emergency contact list, a computer hardware and software inventory form, and an insurance coverage discussion form.

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