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Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRI) is the oldest and largest nonprofit that helps organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters by providing education, accreditation, and thought leadership in business continuity, disaster recovery, cyber resilience and related fields. Founded in 1988, DRI has certified 15,000+ resilience professionals in 100+ countries and at 95 percent of Fortune 100 companies. DRI offers 15 individual certifications, including the globally recognized CBCP certification, and certifies organizations as Resilient Enterprises. DRI offers training programs ranging from introductory, to master’s level across a variety of specialties in multiple languages; online and in-person continuing education opportunities; and an annual conference dedicated to the resilience profession. DRI supports charitable activities through the DRI Foundation.

DRI provides independent analysis and standard-neutral, technical advice for governments and international organizations as the voice of the resilience profession. DRI is a Standards Development Organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), an International Organization Liaison Observer to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee 292 that manages ISO 22301, a National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS) Training Provider, and a United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction ARISE Initiative Partner. Our certification programs are recognized by various government agencies including the U.S. Federal Government.

While most of you are aware of DRI International’s presence, fewer of you are aware of the all-volunteer DRI Foundation which was formed in response to the great Japanese earthquake of in 2011.  We became aware that while large organizations were doing wonderful work, small local organizations and the people they supported were not getting the help they needed.  And so, this became the genesis of the DRI Foundation; a 501(c)3 charitable foundation whose goal was to raise funds to help small, underserved groups in disaster areas. 

Since then, we have helped victims of disasters around the world.  In the first three months of this year alone providing over $50,000 to food banks and medical facilities. 

The Foundation expanded its efforts to doing volunteer work in locations that hosted our annual conference.  Mayors of both Nashville and Las Vegas (twice) proclaimed DRI Foundation Day for our work in their communities.    

From there, we set up two annual scholarships to help certified professionals pay for higher education.

We founded Women in Business Continuity Management (WBCM), which has grown to 500+ members , to provide a much-needed forum for women professionals seeking to reach out to their peers and a mentoring program.  There is even a scholarship program to help women enter the field.

Our Veterans Outreach Program has provided a way for us to give back to those who protect us.  To date over 700 veterans have received free training, certification and help with job placement.





















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