U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency

Resource: Donations Management Personnel/Team
Category: Volunteers and Donations (ESF #15); Other Command Support/Management Functions;
Kind: Team
Minimum Capabilities (Component) Minimum Capabilities
(Metric)
Type I Type II Type III Type IV Other
Donations Team Leader Size of Event/Level of Expertise Needed; Training/Experience X
(See capabilities description in Comments section)
       
Donations Specialist
(Type II Team may be referred to as Donations Strike Team)
Training/Experience X
(See capabilities description in Comments section)
X
(See capabilities description in Comments section)
     

Comments:

A donations management team consists of one or two persons trained and experienced in all aspects of donations management. The team will be deployed to a disaster-affected jurisdiction after impact to assist in the organization and operations of local or state donations management in support of the affected jurisdiction.

Donations Specialist/Team Leader:  Possesses an overall knowledge of all aspects of donations management at all levels. Experienced in actual donations operations. Capable of providing advice on Voluntary Agency/Donations Coordination Team (DCT) coordination. Assists the NGOs, State, and local government in the coordination of joint activities to support donations management operations. Capable of assisting the jurisdiction (if required) in the establishment of a multiagency warehouse, integration of donated goods and services into the overall disaster supply system, and recommends the establishment of local distribution centers, as necessary.

Donations Specialist:  Possesses an overall knowledge of all aspects of donations management at all levels. Capable of assisting in the physical establishment of the Donations Coordination Center (DCC) and the Phone Bank (if required). This includes facility, data management, and internal operations. Capable of assisting the NGOs, State, and local government in the coordination of joint activities to support donations management operations. Capable of assisting the jurisdiction (if required) in the establishment of a multiagency warehouse, integration of donated goods and services into the overall disaster supply system, and recommends the establishment of local distribution centers, as necessary.

 


National Mutual Aid & Resource Management Initiative
Emergency Management