Disaster Preparedness Sep 2009

Disaster Preparedness

In the event of a regional emergency, business as usual won’t be good enough for Silicon Valley. Getting our economy firing again, quickly, will require unprecedented levels of planning and cross-sector collaboration.

The Lifecycle of an Initiative

All Joint Venture initiatives begin with a specific mission and identifiable goals and then are carried out to their logical conclusion. Successful initiatives culminate with their goals achieved. Others, after incubation by Joint Venture, ultimately transfer to partner organizations for long-term administration. Still others cannot reach the desired outcome due to a variety of circumstances. In all cases, we analyze the steps taken, the data collected, the accomplishments and the shortcomings, and then report the results of completed initiatives to our board and to the community.