Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation Launches DisasterReady.org
Free online training resource to improve disaster preparedness and response
SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 18, 2013 – The Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation, a non-profit organization formed by global cloud-based talent management leader Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD), announced today the introduction of DisasterReady.org (www.disasterready.org), an online training resource that assists relief workers in disaster readiness and response.
The free, easy-to-use online resource is designed to improve the preparedness and effectiveness of relief workers around the world by providing access to affordable, high-quality training tools and support. DisasterReady.org enables every user to choose from a growing library of interactive e-learning courses created by experts in staff development and humanitarian assistance. In addition to e-learning courses, users can access relevant links, webinars and other resources to help prepare them for the rigors of aid work.
DisasterReady.org is a collaborative, non-profit effort supported by the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation and prominent aid agencies, including some of the world’s foremost organizations, such as Save the Children, Mercy Corps, the International Rescue Committee, UNHCR, InsideNGO, Oxfam America, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and Project HOPE, among others.
“We created DisasterReady.org to help organizations worldwide better train and prepare their staff for the many challenges they will face in the field as they respond to disasters. Unfortunately, disasters have become both more frequent and more severe. In 2012 alone, there were 310 disasters that killed more than 9,300 people and affected 106 million others, at a total financial cost of $138 billion.1 Our DisasterReady.org initiative provides aid organizations with a means to better engage, prepare and educate their teams while improving the effectiveness of their efforts,” explained Julie Brandt, executive director of the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation.
Adam Miller, founder and CEO of Cornerstone OnDemand, added, “We established the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation to help build the capacity of the nonprofit sector with a particular focus on education, workforce development and disaster relief. As a leader in cloud–based human capital management solutions that enhance, empower and motivate workforces, we have leveraged our software, as well as our learning and development expertise, on behalf of the Foundation, helping to empower communities across the globe. DisasterReady.org allows the Foundation to extend its work in the disaster relief space and help ensure workers are properly educated, trained and prepared.”
“DisasterReady.org is a powerful professional development tool that enables aid workers to access online training in critical areas such as personal security, staff care, wellness and resiliency, and humanitarian principles. It is a much-needed resource that will truly benefit a variety of organizations, particularly those focused on disaster relief. The Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation has gathered numerous aid agencies to provide technical expertise, and, as a result, international development and relief workers around the globe will benefit,” said Marie McNamee, director of programs, HR, IT and Legal, InsideNGO.
To read additional commentary regarding DisasterReady.org, including the inspiration behind this initiative and how other organizations can get involved, read Julie Brandt’s blog post at http://www.cornerstoneondemand.com/blog/learn-prepare-collaborate-disasterreadyorg.
For more information about the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation or the DisasterReady.org initiative, visit www.cornerstoneondemand.org. To follow the Foundation on Twitter, go to twitter.com/csodfoundation.