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Collaborative Partner Organizations


As the leading nonprofit that helps organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters, DRI relies on a wide network of partner organizations who share that mission and promote greater resiliency. By building meaningful relationships with these organizations, DRI is growing the global business continuity community and building a platform for enhanced knowledge sharing.

If you are a Certified Professional, DRI encourages you to actively support these valuable partner organizations; start by viewing the profiles below.

If you represent an industry group, DRI encourages like-minded organizations to become DRI partners. Partner benefits are many and include access to DRI expert speakers, promotional capabilities, and discounts. For information, contact Buffy Rojas Leach at brojas@drii.org.

ARISE - Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies

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Membership: The ARISE-US Network is the US chapter of the UN DRR's ARISE Global Network, established to build public-private collaboration disaster risk reduction (DRR). This rapidly-growing and dynamic network embraces large corporations, small-medium enterprises, DRR practitioners, universities, governments and NGOs.

Geographic Area: Worldwide

Mission: ARISE is a private sector initiative, which in conjunction with the UNDRR, works towards a resilient, prosperous future where fewer lives are lost to disasters, capital assets and investments are risk-informed, and infrastructure is resilient to natural and man-made hazards. Members voluntarily commit to support and implement the Sendai Framework Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 - 2030, aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Paris Climate Agreement, New Urban Agenda and Agenda for Humanity.

Bluetide Puerto Rico

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Membership: Island territories, island states, island nations, coastal countries, coastal states, or coastal municipalities looking to develop a disaster preparedness economic resilience program and plan. Non-profit organizations and associations related to the "Blue Economy" and all marine-related professionals, businesses, and/or individuals looking to get educated and trained as Blue Certified Coastal Professional (BCCP) and/or Blue Infrastructure Professional (BIP).

Geographic Area: Puerto Rico-based, Caribbean, Coastal Global Focus

Mission: Influence, innovate, support, and increase the eco-responsible impacts of a sustainable “Blue Economy” in the U.S. Caribbean.

BCPA - Business Continuity Planners Association

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Membership: BCPA membership is open to any and all resilience professionals.

Geographic Area: BCPA is based in Minnesota

Mission: BCPA’s mission is to provide a professional and educational environment for the exchange of experience, dissemination of information, professional growth, and for added value of mutual interest to our membership. Since 1994, BCPA has supported business professionals with a non-profit, mutual benefit association for those participating in business continuity and related disciplines.

BRPA - Business Resumption Planners Association

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Membership: Professionals in contingency planning, disaster recovery, crisis management, and related fields.

Geographic Area: Various city and suburban locations throughout the Chicago Metropolitan area

Mission: An independent professional association of people employed in all aspects of disaster recovery, contingency and business continuity planning dedicated to education and information exchange.

BRPW - Business Resiliency Professionals of Wisconsin

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Membership: Professionals in the field of business resiliency and related areas.

Geographic Area: Wisconsin area

Mission: BRPW is a diverse professional association dedicated to advancement of the business resiliency and related professions by providing opportunities for professional development, member networking events and community involvement.

CPAC - The Contingency Planning Association of the Carolinas

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Membership: Individual or organization, public or private, that can contribute to or benefit from the group.

Geographic Area: North Carolina, South Carolina and South Eastern United States

Mission: CPAC promotes the value contingency planning provides business, government and individuals by identifying common problems, proposing resolutions and sharing lessons learned from past experiences. CPAC also assists in objectively identifying vendor resources which may facilitate effective contingency planning and disaster recovery.

CPO - Continuity Professionals of OHIO

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Membership: Continuity Professionals of OHIO (CPO) is a not-for-profit association with a focus on continuity of operations, disaster recovery, information security, and resiliency. We share our knowledge and experiences to proactively prepare for interruptions that affect our corporations, customers, and communities.

Geographic Area: Ohio and surrounding states

Mission: Our mission is to ensure that we are properly positioned to respond to and recover from any interruption.

CI - Continuity Insights

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Membership: N/A

Geographic Area: International

Mission: Continuity Insights is an essential information-sharing resource for business continuity professionals. Our mission is to foster information-sharing among these various constituents by creating a forum to share timely, compelling, meaningful, and usable information.

CRJ - Crisis Response Journal

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Membership: Subscribers worldwide

Geographic Area: UK-based, global focus

Mission: A global information resource that covers all aspects of human-induced natural disasters, spanning response, disaster risk reduction, resilience, business continuity and security. The aim is to bring agencies, disciplines and nations – as well as the private and public sectors – together in order to increase the understanding of their different roles and perspectives, thereby improving a unified response to large scale crises, or averting crises in the first place through effective disaster risk reduction.

DRIE - Disaster Recovery Information Exchange

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Membership: A non-profit association of professionals covering all aspects of business continuity planning, IT disaster recovery planning, critical infrastructure protection, crisis management, emergency management, and risk management.

Geographic Area: Various city and suburban locations across Canada, Barbados & Australia

Mission: DRIE is a non-profit association of professionals dedicated to the exchange of information on all aspects of planning for an emergency or a disruption to normal operations

ICP - Iowa Contingency Planners

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Membership: Business continuity, disaster recovery and emergency management professionals from both the public and private sectors.

Geographic Area: State of Iowa

Mission: Our mission is to provide Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery and Emergency Management related educational and networking opportunities throughout Iowa.

ISACA NY - Information Systems Audit and Control Association

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Membership: Professionals in information systems audit/assurance, information security, IT risk management, and governance.

Geographic Area: New York Metropolitan area

Mission: Provide world-class training, networking opportunities, and guidance while contributing to the profession both locally and internationally.

JPBCEP - Journal of Business Continuity & Emergency Planning

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Membership: Business continuity, emergency planning, disaster recovery, crisis management and resilience management professionals.

Geographic Area: Worldwide

Mission: Journal of Business Continuity & Emergency Planning is the world’s leading journal on disaster recovery and emergency planning - publishing peer-reviewed articles and case studies written by and for heads of emergency, risk and resilience management. DRI International members receive a special 15% discount on subscriptions which includes both print and online versions. Subscribe and receive your exclusive 15% discount – simply quote DRI015

MADRA - Mid Atlantic Disaster Recovery Association

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Membership: All disaster recovery, business continuity, and risk management professionals.

Geographic Area: Washington D.C., Maryland, Northern Virginia, Delaware and Southern Pennsylvania

Mission: MADRA is a regionally based, multi-faceted forum established to educate, network and share best practices among professionals supporting risk management, business continuity and disaster recovery.

MCPF - MidAmerica Contingency Planning Forum

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Membership: All business continuity, disaster recovery, crisis management and risk management professionals.

Geographic Area: Greater St. Louis metropolitan area

Mission: MCPF offers the novice, as well as the experienced professional, the opportunity to share and broaden their knowledge of organizational resilience. MCPF aids continuity professionals in staying abreast of current industry trends in mitigation, planning and recovery. MCPF serves as an interface for private and public sector cooperation.

NYC Emergency Managment - Partners in Preparedness

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Membership: New York City area organizations that have demonstrated an earnest and informed commitment to New York City's effort to become a more resilient city by completing preparedness activities.

Geographic Area: New York City Area

Mission: NYC Emergency Management helps New Yorkers before, during, and after emergencies through preparedness, education, and response.

RA - Resilience Association

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Membership: The Resilience Association (RA) was previously known as BANG (Business and National Government), an organization with over 2,600 LinkedIn members. It provides members with access to online information, training, and knowledge.

Geographic Area: Worldwide

Mission: A place to engage in lively discussion about the development of the science and latest techniques of resilience in the broadest sense, to seek advice and share ideas with other resilience networks, to explore formal and informal career development, and to foster opportunities and work placements in the resilience profession.