Presenters will discuss the strategies involved in developing a partnership between national organizations. They will share what they have learned during the past three years, including what has worked and what has not worked during negotiations to develop and implement Memorandums of Understanding between Portlight Strategies, the National Council on Independent Living and the American Red Cross.
- Know and understand who Portlight Strategies is and what they do in providing disaster relief, training and coordination before, during and after a disaster.
- Learn how national partnerships between Portlight and NCIL, NCIL and the American Red Cross and Portlight and the American Red Cross came to be developed and an update on where those relationships stand now.
- Know and understand NCIL's role and that of their Emergency Preparedness and Response Sub-Committee in working with Centers for Independent Living and other NCIL members to coordinate emergency preparedness and response services during a disaster.