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Collaborative Partner Organizations


As the leading nonprofit that helps organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters, DRI relies on a wide network of partner organizations who share that mission and promote greater resiliency. By building meaningful relationships with these organizations, DRI is growing the global business continuity community and building a platform for enhanced knowledge sharing.

If you are a Certified Professional, DRI encourages you to actively support these valuable partner organizations; start by viewing the profiles below.

If you represent an industry group, DRI encourages like-minded organizations to become DRI partners. Partner benefits are many and include access to DRI expert speakers, promotional capabilities, and discounts. For information, contact Buffy Rojas Leach at brojas@drii.org.

BRPA - Business Resumption Planners Association

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Membership: Professionals in contingency planning, disaster recovery, crisis management, and related fields

Geographic Area: Various city and suburban locations throughout the Chicago Metropolitan area

Mission: An independent professional association of people employed in all aspects of disaster recovery, contingency and business continuity planning dedicated to education and information exchange.

ISACA NY - Information Systems Audit and Control Association

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Membership: Professionals in information systems audit/assurance, information security, IT risk management, and governance

Geographic Area: New York Metropolitan area

Mission: Provide world-class training, networking opportunities, and guidance while contributing to the profession both locally and internationally.

DRIE - Disaster Recovery Information Exchange

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Membership: A non-profit association of professionals covering all aspects of Business Continuity Planning, IT Disaster Recovery Planning, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Crisis Management, Emergency Management, and Risk Management

Geographic Area: Various city and suburban locations across Canada, Barbados & Australia

Mission: DRIE is a non-profit association of professionals dedicated to the exchange of information on all aspects of planning for an emergency or a disruption to normal operations

ACP - Association of Continuity Professionals

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Membership: Professionals in BC/DR and other areas of Business Resiliency

Geographic Area: National; Some International

Mission: Fosters the growth of the business continuity industry through its network of industry experts, education, and the exchange of information and best practices.

MADRA - Mid Atlantic Disaster Recovery Association

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Membership: All Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity, and Risk Management Professionals

Geographic Area: Washington D.C., Maryland, Northern Virginia, Delaware and Southern Pennsylvania

Mission: MADRA is a regionally based, multi-faceted forum established to educate, network and share best practices among professionals supporting risk management, business continuity and disaster recovery.

CPAC - The Contingency Planning Association of the Carolinas

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Membership: Individual or organization, public or private, that can contribute to or benefit from the group.

Geographic Area: North Carolina, South Carolina and South Eastern United States

Mission: CPAC promotes the value contingency planning provides business, government and individuals by identifying common problems, proposing resolutions and sharing lessons learned from past experiences. CPAC also assists in objectively identifying vendor resources which may facilitate effective contingency planning and disaster recovery.

CPE - The Contingency Planning Exchange

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Membership: Available to professionals in business continuity, emergency and risk management, and other similar disciplines

Geographic Area: National, headquartered in New York

Mission: Our mission is to provide members tools and resources to advance the practice of BCP, DR and CM strategies and tools; Promote resiliency, host educational seminars, and provide networking opportunities.

Continuity Professionals of OHIO (CPO)

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Membership: Continuity Professionals of OHIO (CPO) is a not-for-profit association with a focus on continuity of operations, disaster recovery, information security, and resiliency. We share our knowledge and experiences to proactively prepare for interruptions that affect our corporations, customers, and communities.

Geographic Area: Ohio and surrounding states

Mission: Our mission is to ensure that we are properly positioned to respond to and recover from any interruption.

ICP - Iowa Contingency Planners

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Membership: Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery and Emergency Management professionals from both the public and private sectors

Geographic Area: State of Iowa

Mission: Our mission is to provide Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery and Emergency Management related educational and networking opportunities throughout Iowa.