There are risks in any business operation and a non-profit is no different. There may be occasions when you may not be able to continue your work due to events taking place – think, storms, earthquakes, fire.

Having a plan can mean you’re up and running quickly, for a good guide on continuity planning, read Why your business needs a disaster recovery plan.

From the guide:

Why your business needs a disaster recovery plan

Would your business be equipped to deal with a significant disaster if it were to occur tomorrow? Unfortunately, too many small businesses wait for a crisis to happen before they think about their response, which can prove to be a costly oversight.

By identifying the risks your business faces, you’ll be able to put contingency plans in place to help you mitigate or prevent the likelihood of a disaster affecting your business. It’s peace of mind for you and your staff.

Business continuity planning

It’s vital that your business has a contingency plan in place to help you get back on your feet following a disaster. Think about how your business might be affected by a range of scenarios and jot down a number of ways you might be able to work around these problems.

Start by drawing up a basic list of possible crises that could affect your business. Some obvious risks include natural disasters such as earthquakes and storms with threats of property damage, asset loss, and restricted access to your premises.

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