Encore: How Unexpected Moments Can Reveal Your Inner Leader with Jocksana Corona

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Encore: How Unexpected Moments Can Reveal Your Inner Leader with Jocksana Corona   “Being a volunteer is a privilege…  I wasn’t documented so I volunteered a lot. And that volunteer work led many doors to be opened up for me.” –Jocksana Corona   When disaster strikes a community, ordinary people frequently discover an inner strength…

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Encore: How to Rebuild as a Public Sector Official with Tennis Wick

Encore: How to Rebuild as a Public Sector Official with Tennis Wick   “You’re in that place where disaster hasn’t hit you, but you know it’s coming. Start training now.” -Tennis Wick   In the aftermath of the devastating 2017 wildfires that destroyed thousands of homes in Sonoma County, Tennis Wick found himself at the…

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Encore: How to Serve Vulnerable Communities with Alma Bowen

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Encore: Encore: How to Serve Vulnerable Communities with Alma Bowen   SERIES: Role of the Non-Profit   “You cannot approach a community without respecting in full who they are and their autonomy. If you can’t approach it that way, it’s going to come off as ingenuine, and they’re going to read it right away, and…

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Encore: How to Create a Rebuild Organization with Charles Brooks

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Encore: How to Create a Rebuild Organization with Charles Brooks     “Be very careful what you promise unless you know you can deliver something. There is enough heartbreak in a disaster that people don’t need to hear that you’re going to solve all their problems, and then you don’t.” –Charles Brooks   The last…

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How to Overcome the Challenges of Meeting Urgent Needs Post-Disaster While Building Future Resilience with Michael Morter

How to Overcome the Challenges of Meeting Urgent Needs Post-Disaster While Building Future Resilience with Michael Morter     “You have to have some structure so that when that event happens, there’s a trusted grassroots network in place.” —Michael Morter   It is said that disaster recovery is part problem-solving and part relationship-building. It recognizes…

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Day 3-14: Closing Remarks | Jennifer Gray Thompson

The conclusion of this year’s Wildfire Recovery Summit marks the end of a productive gathering, but it also signifies a continuation of the crucial work we undertake in disaster prevention and recovery.  Listen in as After the Fire USA Founder, Jennifer Gray Thompson leaves an inspiring message of hope that even in the midst of…

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