Community Preparedness Webinar Series: Program Sustainability

Structuring Your Program for Sustainability

Recorded Tuesday, July 24, 2012

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Webinar Overview

On July 24th, FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division hosted a webinar on strategies for meeting community preparedness funding needs.

Featured speakers for this discussion included:

  • Michelle Hanneken, the Citizen Corps program coordinator for the state of Illinois, will discuss strategic planning and increasing the sustainability of our programs in the new grant environment.
  • Stella Hickey, the Fire Corps advocate for the state of Oregon and secretary of Oregon’s Citizen Corps Council, will review the 501c3 process and how our programs can use this status to tap into donations, fundraising, and other sources of revenue.
  • Rachel Jacky, the national Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program director, will discuss alternatives to 501c3 status.
  • Michael Paddock, the CEO of Grants Office LLC, will talk about pursuing funding from the private sector and community foundations

A Q&A session followed the presentations.

Last Updated: 01/02/2014