We envision that CP will develop roughly as follows, with some urgency (given the dimensions of the problem) but constrained by the availability of resources:

  • We have filed with the IRS for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status
  • Begin setting up a contact database of people active in local emergency preparedness
  • Form partnerships and affiliations with related organizations (starting with CREW and OEMA)
  • Research and prepare foundation/government grant proposals
  • Build membership and corporate sponsorships
  • Recruit staffing commensurate with fundraising success: executive director, development director, webmaster, admin staff, marketing manager
  • Work with government agencies on developing tools to help organize resilient communities
  • Work with legislators on legislation to support resiliency efforts
  • When sufficient members are recruited in various localities, form local chapters and state offices