Writing Disaster Plans

Writing Disaster Plans & Continuity of Operations Plans

dPlan: dPlan is a free online tool that will help you simplify the process of writing a disaster plan. Enter information about your institution using the comprehensive fill-in-the-blank template. This template will guide you through the steps necessary for effective disaster planning.

Building An Emergency Plan: A Guide for Museums and Other Cultural Institutions:   A guide to planning geared specifically to cultural institutions rather than physical built fabric.  Features case studies and information for specific teams within an organization. (pdf book from Getty Conservation Institute)

Artsready.org: ArtsReady is a web-based emergency preparedness platform designed to provide arts and cultural organizations with customized business continuity plans for post crisis sustainability.

Continuity of Operations Plans: basic information from FEMA: When business is disrupted, it can cost money. Lost revenues plus extra expenses means reduced profits. Insurance does not cover all costs and cannot replace customers that defect to the competition. A business continuity plan to continue business is essential.

Small Business Administration: disaster planning and recovery from SBA