Updated: Dec 14, 2018
NCRP membership benefit provider RoadMap has an innovative and exciting new offering – a crisis management support RAPID RESPONSE FUND that’s available for you to use during attacks from the opposition. This is available at no initial costs. I will include the full text from their website below. If this is not something your organization currently needs, remember that RoadMap also provides a free conversation with NCRP members to help you figure out a path forward in your organization’s capacity needs. Please let me know if you’d like to talk capacity with RoadMap or if you have any questions about this Rapid Response Fund. Their many consultants that are based all across the US specialize in social justice nonprofit organizations and can be of great help to you.
Weathering the Storms – Rapid Response Support
RoadMap has created a Rapid Response fund that will allow us to provide crisis management support to social justice organizations facing active opposition attacks. If your organization is experiencing an attack(s), don’t hesitate to get in touch with us using the information below. Attacks may include but are not limited to: digital hacking, office break-ins, physical threats, lawsuits, public relations attacks, etc. – beyond day-to-day campaign struggles.
What We Can Provide:
· Help with assessing the situation
· Guidance on immediate steps to protect individuals and your organization
· Crisis communications strategy and implementation
· Digital security advice and interventions
· Coaching leadership in managing the crisis
· Crisis management tools and resources, including the Weathering the Storms Crisis Preparedness and Response Toolkit
· Crisis Coaching during or after the crisis(es) to deal with emotional issues/trauma
What We DO NOT Provide (though we may be able to make referrals):
· Legal counsel
· Private investigators
· Deeper digital forensics
RoadMap’s Weathering the Storms consultants have deep experience supporting social justice organizations through crisis. We are here to accompany you on the path toward protecting your organization and ensuring you can continue your vital work for justice.
All Rapid Response requests will be considered on a first-come first-served basis. Thanks to the revolving fund, organizations who receive RoadMap Rapid Response support can work with consultants at no initial cost. Once the crisis has been resolved, RoadMap will work with your organization to see if you can directly contribute to replenish the fund, or if a funder can contribute to the fund on your behalf. This ensures that other organizations will have the chance to benefit from immediate support without worrying about immediate costs in the event of a crisis.
To submit a Rapid Response request complete this form
Our goal is to be in touch with you as soon as possible within 24 to 48 hours.
We would like to contact you about your request using Signal (a free encrypted calling and texting application) by Open Whisper Systems. If you do not use Signal, we strongly urge you to download it from your phone’s app store, or provide us with your preferred cell phone number and we will text you an invitation to Signal.