Disaster Preparedness • Economic Recovery • Resilience

2014 Webinar Series


 


December 11, 2014: ’Open for Business’: Crisis Communication 

This webinar demonstrates for economic developers how to develop crisis communication skills to make sure people know your businesses and region is recovering and functioning. This webinar also includes real-life examples of how proper communication has ensured a faster economic recovery post-disaster.

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December 3, 2014: Using Business Retention and Expansion to Mitigate the Effects of Disaster

In this webinar two industry leaders discussed the application of BRE strategies as the underpinning for preparedness and response to natural and man-made disasters.

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November 21, 2014: How to Write a Winning Grant Application

This webinar explored best practices in successful grant applications. Participants learned how to identify the right grantor, create a grant-writing calendar, develop a comprehensive grant application strategy, and enhance their grant-writing technique.

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September 17, 2014: Navigating Federal Resources for Long-Term Recovery in Rural Communities

This webinar uncovered the economic recovery resources available for rural communities with a focus on resources from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Speakers in this webinar discussed the requirements for programs and provided the tools needed to effectively apply. Speakers also talked from recent disaster experiences and lessons learned with finding and applying for federal resources.

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August 28, 2014: Fundraising Strategies for Economic Transformation

This webinar speakers addressed key components to a campaign including building strategic partnerships, identifying potential contributors, and effective tools and strategies for running a successful campaign. Speakers also addressed how to identify and approach the appropriate corporate and community foundations for business and economic recovery and resiliency projects.

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August 21, 2014: Creating Successful Partnerships with the Private Sector

This webinar outlined the key actions for developing trusting strategic alliances between the public and private sectors. The webinar also discussed how to avoid potential pitfalls and to align strategic interests from varying parties.

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July 29th, 2014: Addressing Blight in Disaster-Impacted Neighborhoods

This webinar explored how economic developers can work with local government and citizens to develop and implement blight eliminating programs. The webinar also looked at how neighborhood commerce can assist in blight elimination and how to address vacancy issues.

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May 28th, 2014 – Asset Mapping & Data Collection Before a Crisis

IEDC hosted a webinar on Asset Mapping & Data Collection Before a Crisis. This webinar explores strategies for asset mapping and data collection to prepare your community for when disaster strikes.

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Click here to download Daniel Homsey’s Presentation. Click here to download Deborah Tootle’s Presentation


April 22nd, 2014 – Long-Term Recovery: Addressing Business Failures in Years 2-5

IEDC hosted a webinar on Long-Term Recovery: Addressing Business Failures in Years 2-5. This webinar provides practical advice on how to prepare for what happens in the long-term after your community has moved on from a disaster.

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March 13th, 2014 – Establishing a 501c3 for Economic Development & Recovery

IEDC hosted a webinar on Establishing a 501c3 for Economic Development & Recovery. This webinar addresses the critical steps for creating a 501(c)(3) economic development organization, including advice on the IRS application process.

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February 12th, 2014 – Preparing for the Unexpected: Is Your Organization Ready?

IEDC hosted a webinar on Preparing for the Unexpected: Is Your Organization Ready. This webinar addresses organizational preparedness, from the steps that will keep your agency functioning to the plans that will coordinate business and community recovery.

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January 28th, 2014 – Lessons from the Field: Small Business Recovery Strategies After a Disaster

IEDC hosted the webinar on Lessons from the Field: Small Business Recovery Strategies After a Disaster. This webinar contrasts achievements of small business recovery programs in two communities, both of which have evolved to offer support and resources to local businesses after major disasters.

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The “2014 Disaster Preparedness & Economic Recovery “ webinar series is supported by a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA).