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250,000 Meals Served in the Bahamas with DRI Foundation Support

In the weeks since Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas, destroying communities and displacing thousands of residents, the DRI Foundation provided a donation to the World Central Kitchen (WCK), which has served more than 250,000 meals to storm survivors.   WCK was…

DRI Foundation Donation Helps Rosa Foundation Rebuild in the Wake of Cyclone Idai

Following the destruction caused by Cyclone Idai, the DRI Foundation has provided a donation to the Rosa Foundation.  The Rosa Foundation was set up by concerned individuals to support and strengthen existing or budding community initiatives which focus on caring…

DRI Hosts Business Continuity Training for Veterans, SEALS, Special Ops at MacDill AFB

On Aug. 5-9, 2019, DRI hosted a special Business Continuity (BCLE 2000) course at the headquarters of Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL. The course taught 22 Navy SEALS, Army, and Air Force Special Operations…

Hurricane Preparedness Checklist from the WBCM Committee

The 2019 hurricane season is already here, and according to weather forecasts, up to four major storms could form. We are all familiar with the basics of hurricane preparedness, such as monitoring weather advisories, validating employees’ contact information, and having…

Spotlight on Women in BCM: Chloe Demrovsky

The Women in Business Continuity Management (WBCM) committee shines a spotlight on accomplished women in resilience. For the inaugural issue of the DRI Foundation e-newsletter, members of the WBCM committee conducted interviews with some of these women. Chloe Demrovsky is President…

DRI Foundation’s Al Berman Featured in MOAA Article on BCM Careers for Vets

"DRI International, a nonprofit and provider of BCDR education and certification in more than 100 countries, provides scholarships for free training and career counseling to recently separated or near-term separation military members through its Veterans Outreach Program. "DRI Foundation President…

Women in BCM Mentorship: Bring Your Expertise to This Exciting Program

In 2018, WBCM rolled out a pilot mentorship program with 10 pairs of mentors/mentees; created a Latin American WBCM chapter based out of São Paulo, Brazil; and published interviews of women for the Spotlight on Women in Business Continuity segment. …

Spotlight on Women in BCM: AnneMarie Staley

The Women in Business Continuity Management (WBCM) committee shines a spotlight on accomplished women in resilience. For the inaugural issue of the DRI Foundation e-newsletter, members of the WBCM committee conducted interviews with some of these women. WBCM’s Diane Doering interviewed AnneMarie…

Read the Winning DRI Foundation Scholarship Essay by Mariel Thompson

ESSAY QUESTION For an organization or nation to be best prepared requires a holistic, united collaboration among all the elements that will reduce risk and increase the state of readiness. While resources are an important requirement; the ability for participants…

Congratulations to 2019 High School Senior Scholarship Winner Eddie Dixon!

Eddie Dixon is one resilient young man. He’s also the winner of the DRI Foundation scholarship for a high school senior. A recent graduate of Southwest Guilford High School with a 4.31GPA, Eddie and was captain of the varsity lacrosse…

Congratulations to 2019 Undergraduate Scholarship Winner Mariel Thompson!

Mariel Thompson thought her mom’s phone was hacked. “It was 10 o’clock in the morning and I was at work. She kept calling and texting me messages like ‘Mariel, answer the phone,’ and sounding really excited and I thought for…

Ask Betsy: Building a Rapport and a Plan with First Responders

Both in the Women in BCM – Ask Betsy webinar and live at DRI2019, we encouraged you to send in your burning questions for our presenter, BCM veteran Betsy Sayers, MBCP, and you delivered! We’re pleased to present the next installment in a…

Spotlight on Women in BCM: Karina de Allicon

The Women in Business Continuity Management (WBCM) group shines a spotlight on accomplished women across the field of business continuity and related fields. For this Spotlight on Women in Business Continuity, we have interviewed each of the members of the Women in…

Ask Betsy: The Dreaded ‘You Should Smile More’ Comment

Both in the Women in BCM – Ask Betsy webinar and live at DRI2019, we encouraged you to send in your burning questions for our presenter, BCM veteran Betsy Sayers, MBCP, and you delivered! We’re pleased to present the next installment in a…

DRI Foundation Donates to Alabama Tornado Recovery

In the aftermath of the tornadoes that hit Lee County, Alabama, on Mar. 3, 2019, causing at least 23 deaths, the DRI Foundation provided a donation to the Community Foundation of East Alabama.   CFEA makes strategic grants to assist nonprofit…

Women in BCM: International Women’s Day Update

March 8 is International Women’s Day, the perfect day to hear about the most recent activity from the DRI Foundation’s Women in Business Continuity Management Committee.   Women’s Day and WBCM International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social,…

Michele’s Volunteer View: Volunteer Day Recap from DRI2019!

Volunteer Day at DRI2019 in Las Vegas was a huge success!  It’s really amazing to see what a close-knit group of Certified Professionals can accomplish in just a few hours. The DRI Foundation had 40 dedicated Volunteers working hard in…

‘Ask Betsy’ Tackles Developing BCM as a Woman in Developing Nations

Both in the Women in BCM – Ask Betsy webinar and live at DRI2019, we encouraged you to send in your burning questions for our presenter, BCM veteran Betsy Sayers, MBCP, and you delivered! We’re pleased to present the next…

Ask Betsy! Women in BCM Webinar’s Betsy Sayers on Keeping the Momentum Going

During our recent Women in BCM – Ask Betsy webinar, we encouraged you to send in your burning questions for our presenter, BCM veteran Betsy Sayers, MBCP, and you delivered! We’re pleased to present the next installment in a continuing Q&A…

Mayor of Las Vegas Proclaims February 16, 2019 ‘DRI Foundation Day’

NEW YORK — Feb. 7, 2019 -- DRI International ('DRI'), the world's leading business continuity and disaster recovery training organization, is pleased to announce that Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman has issued an official proclamation that February 16, 2019…

Bid on Your Choice of ‘Secret City’ Experiences at the Foundation Auction Benefit

Spectacular destination packages — including these exciting and unpredictable city tours — could be yours at the DRI Foundation Auction Benefit, coming to the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino Feb. 19, 2019, part of DRI2019, the premier event for business…

Ask Betsy! Webinar Star Betsy Sayers Answers Your Burning BCM Questions – Work-Life Balance and Moving from ‘Motivated’ to ‘Ready, Willing, and Able’

During our recent Women in BCM - Ask Betsy webinar, we encouraged you to send in your burning questions for our presenter, BCM veteran Betsy Sayers, MBCP, and you delivered! We're pleased to present another installment in a multi-part Q&A…

Rebuilding and Resilience: An Update on Namlo’s Work in Nepal

One of the organizations to receive donations from DRI Foundation supporters is Namlo International, which helps build sustainable educational, economic, and nutritional partnerships in vulnerable areas. Most recently, they provided an update on how donations have helped to construct schools…

Rebuilding and Resilience: Update on the Woolsey Wildfires

Donations from DRI Foundation supporters have been deployed to help the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation to combat wildfires that started in Woolsey Canyon, CA. Here's an update from Liz Lin, President of the LAFD Foundation: "Thank you very much…

Ask Betsy! Webinar Star Betsy Sayers Answers Your Burning BCM Questions – Telecom, Reporting, and More

During our recent Women in BCM - Ask Betsy webinar, we encouraged you to send in your burning questions for our presenter, BCM veteran Betsy Sayers, MBCP, and you delivered! We're pleased to present the first in a multi-part Q&A…

Bid on a Lavish Mexican Beach Resort Vacation at the DRI Foundation Auction Benefit!

Spectacular destination packages -- such as this amazing Mexico beach resort getaway -- could be yours at the DRI Foundation Auction Benefit, coming to the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino Feb. 19, 2019, part of DRI2019, the premier event for business…

Exciting Vacation Packages Await at the DRI Foundation Auction Benefit

You can't miss the upcoming DRI Foundation Auction Benefit, coming to the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino Feb. 19, 2019, part of DRI2019, the premier event for business continuity and disaster recovery professionals. It's your chance to bid on and…

Michele’s Volunteer View: Get Ready for Giving Tuesday – Nov. 27, 2018!

The holidays are just days away and prep is happening right now for Thanksgiving feasts.  Before we know it, there will be the onslaught of Black Friday shopping, Cyber Monday clicking and the joys of the holiday season.  While it’s…

Rebuilding and Resilience: Update on Typhoon Mangkhut Recovery Efforts

The DRI Foundation is proud to support non-profit organizations in communities impacted by disasters to provide crucial assistance. Here is an update on how donations from our supporters have been deployed to help in the Philippines following Super Typhoon Mangkhut,…

Coming November 8: “Ask Betsy” – the Women in BCM Webinar

During DRI2018’s WBCM panel discussion, nearly 50% of session attendees responded that the stereotype they were most concerned with was being labeled as “too aggressive,” particularly when disagreeing with others’ views. Please join us as we take that conversation further with…

Michele’s Volunteer View September 21 , 2018 – A Call to Action for Volunteer Day 2019!

At previous DRI conferences, we have mobilized 98 volunteers, packed 1,200 bags of produce for homebound seniors, sorted 10,160 pounds of food (that’s over five tons) for families in need, helped re-furbish veterans housing, and forged friendships among Certified Professionals…

DRI Foundation Hosts Business Continuity Training for Wounded Warriors

The DRI Foundation hosted a special business continuity training course (BCLE 2000) for Wounded Warriors, the first of its kind, taught at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX, on August 13-17. Col. Alan Lake,…

Rebuilding and Resilience: After Hurricane Maria, Helping Schools and Children

The DRI Foundation is proud to partner with non-profit organizations in communities impacted by disasters to provide crucial assistance. Here are two cases for how donations from our supporters have been deployed to help in the Caribbean in the aftermath…

2018 Undergrad Scholarship Winner Knows the Value of a Backup Plan

Julia Neuvirth knows exactly what to do when confronted with a possible data security issue. “The first thing I do is call my dad,” she says. Julia is the winner of the 2018 DRI Foundation $5,000 college scholarship for a…

Rebuilding and Resilience: Protecting Houston’s Medical Infrastructure

The DRI Foundation is proud to join with non-profit organizations in communities impacted by disasters to provide help where it is needed most. Here’s one example of how donations from our supporters have been deployed. Houston was hit hard in…

2018 High School Senior Scholarship Winner: ‘I’m so surprised and grateful!’

“To the population of Toronto, April 23, 2018 was the first day spring. We had spent the week previous recovering from an unexpected ice storm. In the calm of that day, a van mounted the curb and drove through a…

Resilience and Rebuilding: Helping Canada’s First Responders

The DRI Foundation partners with non-profit organizations in communities impacted by disasters to provide help where it is needed most. But not all disasters are natural disasters, as evidenced by a tragic accident in Canada that led us to make a…

Veterans Outreach Program Video with Patricia Heaton!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMC1h4_WyqM Emmy Award winning actress Patricia Heaton provides this introduction to the DRI Foundation's Veterans Outreach Program, (VOP) created to help our Veterans realize their dreams and help both themselves and their respective organizations achieve great success as they transition…

Spotlight on Women in Business Continuity: Diane Doering

The Women in Business Continuity Management (WBCM) group shines a spotlight on accomplished women across the field of business continuity and related fields. For the first series in Spotlight on Women in Business Continuity, we have interviewed each of the members…