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Read "Top 10 Community Development Influencers of 2020" here


Access previous Friday afternoon webinar recordings here


Register for upcoming webinars and workshops!

Current Work in Progress:

  • Researching Recovery and Resilience Lessons Learned from 2020

  • Developing metro public-private partnerships for recovery and resilience

  • Developing state recovery and resilience policies and programs

  • Researching best practices for sustainable development for black communities

  • Developing a national framework for assisting small towns and rural communities

  • Researching Co-Evolution - how built and natural communities either reinforce or devolve each other in light of wildfires, floods, droughts, and other disasters

For Research and Technical Assistance Queries please contact

Everyone has such great and genuine hearts to help and serve, I feel very blessed to have gotten to see this from the inside as this is my heart also."

     - Chad Walton

       CEO, Snapspace Solutions

We have to make development and disaster resilience work better for the long term, particularly for the folks who can afford set-backs the least." 

      - Stephen Jordan

       CEO, Institute for Sustainable Development

Need Community Recovery and Resilience Advice?


We Serve:


Chambers of Commerce | Economic Development Organizations  |  Municipalities  | Corporate Citizens 

Community Foundations |  Entrepreneurship Organizations | Non-Profit Coalitions 

Public-Private Partnerships | Rising Leaders and Students

Call us at 1-833-473-2020






 Response Support 


  • Business Surveys

  • Economic Impact Assessment

  • Resource Management & Mobilization

  • Technical Teams

  • HEALS/Skill-Sharing

Resilience & Long-Term Recovery Strategies 


  • Asset Mapping

  • Needs Assessment

  • Whole of Society Engagement 

  • Resilience READI program

Technical Assistance

  • Help Desk 

  • Mentoring & Capacity Building

  •  Sustainable Buyers Guide

  • Best Practice Research

  • Resilience Hub


  • Workshops

  • Exercises

  • Training Programs

  • Long-Term Recovery Calls

  • Web-based Seminars

Thanks for submitting!

Investing in the Future

  • READI Fund

  • Grant & Reource Identification

  • Public-private Partnerships