Frequently Asked Questions
SF CARD has worked with more than 400 clients since 2005, and we serve more than 40 different organizations every year. With our experience, we can guide your organization through every stage of its preparedness efforts. Feel free to ask us anything!
My organization wants to create or update our documented plan. Can SF CARD help?
Yes, SF CARD specializes in disaster preparedness plans, and will provide your organization with a template and technical assistance. By hiring SF CARD, you’ll have an expert walking you through the process.
How much do your services cost?
SF CARD offers two fee-for-service structures. The first is our membership program, which is specifically geared to identify the needs of your preparedness efforts at an affordable budget. Memberships range from $500 to $2,000 per year, depending on the size of your organization and the level of services you require. For information on the membership levels and price points, please see our handout.
If you prefer not to commit to a membership, SF CARD can provide one-time training sessions for $125 to $200 per hour, depending on which training you’re interested in. To learn about our various trainings, please see our services page.
What’s the process of working with SF CARD?
We provide a free, 45-minute consultation to identify the areas you would like to strengthen and what elements you would like to address in your plan.
After the meeting, your consultant will send you a proposed roadmap. The consultant will walk you through the cost, the time frame, and which disaster preparedness activities your organization will pursue.
Once you’re happy with the roadmap and price, your consultant will begin implementing the plan.
Does disaster preparedness work take a lot of time?
Not at all. Our highly trained and experienced consultants can identify the specific amount of time you’ll need to invest and at a cost that fits your organization’s budget.
Typically we can help your organization achieve three disaster preparedness objectives in less than seven hours. You can determine how quickly your organization wants to pursue these objectives.
Where do I start the process?
Contact SF CARD and one of our consultants will set up an introductory meeting, either in person or on the phone, depending on what works for you.
Have you worked with similar clients?
Probably! SF CARD has worked with more than 400 organizations in a wide variety of public and private sectors. It’s likely that we’ve worked with someone similar to you.