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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How to Self-Care— Recovery Leaders and Helpers with Jolie Wills

How to Self-Care— Recovery Leaders and Helpers with Jolie Wills     “One of the beautiful things disasters have to teach us is how to not just offer support, but receive it.” —Jolie Wills   Emergent leaders and frontliners are akin to shock absorbers in a car. They absorb a heavy load of impact, cushioning…

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Navigating Financial Challenges in a Disaster with Kate Bulger

Navigating Financial Challenges in a Disaster with Kate Bulger     “Helping people adjust to that new financial reality is really critical in helping them adjust quickly. Because the longer someone goes where they’re spending more than they’re making every month, the harder it is for them to recover long-term.” —Kate Bulger     When disaster…

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