Planning For Resilience: Disaster Response Toolkit

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There has never been a more critical time for companies to take a proactive, strategic approach to supporting all phases of the disaster cycle.

More than $11.9 billion was contributed for COVID-19 globally in the first half of 2020. Corporations accounted for nearly two thirds of the funding ($7.8 billion), which included both cash and in-kind support. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hurricane Harvey was the largest recipient of disaster philanthropy in recent years, with $342,771,699 contributed.


B:CIVIC developed this Strategic Disaster Response Toolkit to support businesses in their efforts to effectively respond to all types of disasters and build resiliency in our community. We hope these effective strategies help inform and educate your disaster response strategies.





Thank you to our participating investors, American Red Cross, AT&T, Ball Corporation, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, Charles Schwab, Delta Dental of Colorado and Delta Dental of Colorado’s Foundation, IMA Financial, Molson Coors Beverage Company, Prosono, QEP Resources, Western Union and the Western Union Foundation and Xcel Energy.

Additional Resources and Best Practices:

Learn more from our members Advice, resources and strategies used to curate a disaster response plan checklist

AT&T’s Full Interview

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s Advice

Charles Schwab’s Advice and Sample Funding Matrix

IMA Financial’s Advice

Western Union’s Full Interview

Xcel Energy’s Advice


Thanks to Shanda Vangas of Fourth Wave Strategies for conducting the interviews and developing the content in this toolkit.

Photo credits:
On the cover: Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, International Medical Corps, U.S. Bank and Molson Coors Beverage Company.