Emergency Disaster & Crisis Response

Platform to prepare in advance, launch, organize and build resiliency with an immediate relief fund activation effort

Instant deployment of all activities to facilitate addressing the immediate and prepared needs

Deploy opportunities, events, donation drives for professionals, staff, volunteers and the community to fulfill the prepared needs and opportunities

  • Activities
    Manage and empower emergency response leads to oversee all activities related to different types of emergencies. These events, tasks, opportunities can be set up in advance as templates and activated instantly serving one or many crises simultaneously. Activities can range from donation drives, fundraising efforts for partner agencies and community emergency response teams (CERTs), and shifts for specialized skilled professionals to trained and untrained volunteers can all be activated
  • Donation Drives
    Set up or activate prepared donation drives that will address the immediate needs of the emergency. Donation drives help manage the intake of resources, needs, and items. GivePulse can manage your inventory, fulfillment, disbursement and database to itemize, match and distribute supplies. For more information, visit donation drives
  • Volunteer Opportunities
    Activate immediate and critical events and opportunities CERTs and trained volunteer groups can oversee, skilled volunteers or the general pool of volunteers who can learn on the fly. For more information, review our volunteer management efforts
  • Fundraising Efforts for Relief Funds
    Initiate fundraising and Peer to Peer (P2P) campaigns that will empower the community to fundraise directly to benefit community partners, programs, and nonprofits in support of the emergency and disaster response

Communication via Text(SMS), SNS, Emails and virtual conference options

Mass communicate and apply segmented messaging templates that will help ensure critical information is disemminated out in a timely, effective way to reach response organizations and volunteers

  • Fundraising Efforts for Relief Funds
    Initiate fundraising and Peer to Peer (P2P) campaigns that will empower the community to fundraise directly to benefit community partners, programs, and nonprofits in support of the emergency and disaster response
  • Messaging templates
    Templates can be set up in advance by the communications spokesperson or public information officer. When an emergency happens, the templates can be activated and segmented for different activities, events, users and languages to ensure communication will reach folks within the database and the listservs set up
  • Peer to Peer(P2P) Fundraisers
    Allow the community to set up their own peer to peer campaigns with custom pages and donation goals to activate and support the emergency response efforts

Activate emergency fundraising options to support relief efforts

Empower the community to help direct fundraising efforts to nonprofits, community organizations and relief efforts that will go straight to addressing the needs of the community

  • Fundraising Pages & Peer to Peer (P2P) Campaigns
    One or many campaigns can be created simultaneously to address the immediate emergencies. The campaigns can have certain goals or require a certain amount of leveling up.
  • Donation Drives & Sell Items
    Activate donation drives and an online store for the community to fulfill the community needs. To learn more review donation drives and donations
  • Giving Days
    Concentrate a day or a short term timeframe to drive donations and fundraising efforts to your own initiatives or for multiple CERTs, programs, nonprofits, and religious organizations willing and have the capacity to address the immediate emergency needs. For more information review giving days


By tracking data from impacts and surveys, GivePulse offers a robust database for organizers and administrators to determine What is working in their organizations and what needs more attention.

  • Parks & Activity
    We help park managers and their foundations track all activity for individual parks, regions of parks, or all parks. Configure the layout of your Management pages and use custom fields to track data that is most relevant to your project.
  • Mobile
    Our mobile-friendly site and downloadable iPhone App enables admins to track volunteers who show up without registering and appends data into the Database for you to later review.
  • Online or Offline
    If you have poor reception or have no internet access, GivePulse works with or without internet (laptop or mobile) in the most remote parks and centers to enable your managers and clock-in attendants to “sign-in” people anywhere anytime so data can remain synchronized.

Making a center, workspace and activity safe, clean and welcoming

It's imperative that all centers, programs and initiatives have procedures and ongoing tasks in place to protect the health and safety of volunteers, donors, clients and members of the community. Coordinators and admins who are prepared can publish or list opportunities for virtual experiences or the COVID-19 option here.

  • Wipe Down Center
    It is uncertain how long coronavirus can last on surfaces (for this and other information, see the WHO FAQs: https://www.who.int/en/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public). In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus for those in your center, wipe it down with alcohol-based disinfectants both before and after it is in use. If you are using a tablet for volunteer check-in, make sure to sanitize it regularly. If volunteers or employees are using shared computers or tools, make sure they wash their hands regularly, use hand sanitizer, and wipe down their stations before and after use as well.
  • Tools & Supplies Clean-up
    It is also recommended the organization ensures all tools (laptops, tablets, phones, supplies and stationary) be wiped or cleaned per usage or activity. At the same time, individuals and groups who are committed to a program or activity should double check their workspace and tools are cleaned to protect their own safety and health.
  • Provide Disinfectant Wipes and Hand Sanitizing Solutions
    Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are almost as effective as hand-washing (although we always recommend that volunteers, employees, and clients wash their hands for at least 20 seconds as often as possible). Provide this to anyone engaging in your organization’s space to avoid transmission of the virus. In addition, provide disinfectant wipes so that any droplets containing the virus can be removed before individuals touch surfaces.

Volunteer Preparation

It's imperative that all volunteers, donors and individuals who anticipate interacting with others either physically distance themselves or ensure that they are healthy, capable and willing. Individuals who meet these health requirements can get involved now here.

  • Wash Hands and Be Clean
    The CDC recommends that you wash your hands regularly and thoroughly, particularly after sneezing or coughing, when caring for the sick, before, after, and during food preparation, before eating, after use of toilets, when hands are visibly dirty, and after handling animals. Washing hands often and thoroughly (for at least 20 seconds) will help to prevent the spread of the virus, both to yourself and others. Avoid touching your face. If you cannot wash your hands, frequently use an alcohol-based hand rub/sanitizer.
  • Cover Coughs and Sneezes
    Always cover your coughs and sneezes with your inner elbow or a tissue (if into a tissue, please dispose immediately and wash your hands). Droplets can spread the virus; good respiratory hygiene helps to protect those around you from the potential spread of the virus. This is particularly true given that droplets can remain on surfaces long after you have left, leaving all those who come into contact vulnerable.
  • Physical (also known as Social) Distancing
    Maintaining six feet of physical distance can prevent the spread of virus, as this is how far droplets travel after a cough or a sneeze. Physical distance can protect you and those around you alike. Note: while this has been referred to as social distancing, increasingly the term physical distancing is being preferred, as social connection is of particular importance at this time.

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