Act. Improvise. Overcome.

Making extraordinary grassroots crisis response ordinary.

We create impact by

Supporting spontaneous leaders

We believe that even those who act can use help.

People who step up to help themselves and others often act even though they’re inexperienced, overwhelmed, or unsure how to move forward. We provide services to help them succeed.

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Training micro-communities

We believe that acting starts with practicing.

We don’t want someone’s first crisis to be the Big One. We design immersive learning experiences that let people practice helping themselves and the people around them in a crisis. Then we teach community organizations to spread learning in their communities.

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Driving research

We don’t believe in guessing.

All of our work is grounded in proven research, systematic experimentation, and continual evaluation. We work with researchers to exchange ideas and methods across disciplines. If no one has the answers we need, or we need a dose of reality, we do our own research.

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2021 Wildfire Advent Calendar

We are celebrating the 2021 holiday season with 24 days of giving!

Each day from Dec 1 through Dec 24, we will share a wildfire-related tip, bit of trivia or science. Follow us on LinkedIn, join our holiday mailing list, or check back here daily to join in the fun. Support our Wildfire Project by spreading the knowledge and making a donation.

 

Fire Tornadoes

Fire Tornadoes

  This video will give you a new respect and awe for the power of nature:  https://www.wired.com/video/watch/extreme-events-fire-tornado Fortunately, these extreme phenomena are not something to worry about in our everyday lives. “True fire tornadoes have only...

How do wildfires get their names?

How do wildfires get their names?

  You’ve heard of baptism by fire. But what about baptism of a fire? Hurricane names are drawn sequentially from a pre-established list that is managed by the World Meteorological Organization. Wildfire naming isn't as systematic. In California, wildfires are...

Dec 24

Dec 24

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Dec 23

Dec 23

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Dec 22

Dec 22

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Dec 21

Dec 21

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Dec 20

Dec 20

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Dec 19

Dec 19

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Dec 18

Dec 18

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Dec 17

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Dec 16

Dec 16

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Dec 15

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Dec 14

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Dec 13

Dec 13

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Dec 12

Dec 12

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Dec 11

Dec 11

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Dec 10

Dec 10

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Dec 9

Dec 9

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Dec 8

Dec 8

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Dec 7

Dec 7

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Dec 6

Dec 6

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Dec 5

Dec 5

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Dec 4

Dec 4

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Dec 3

Dec 3

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Holiday fun with wildfire!

Holiday fun with wildfire!

We would like to give you a gift. 24 times. Once a day from Dec 1 to Dec 24. The 2021 Wildfire Advent Calendar from Creative Crisis Leadership will...

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We welcome individuals who want to bring their talents to our mission. Even if we don’t know that we need them!

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If your organizational mission overlaps ours, we’d like to talk about partnership possibilities. We can achieve more by sharing knowledge and efforts.

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We can’t help others without sponsors and supporters helping us. Your financial, moral, and practical support will enable us to keep going.

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We empower people and communities to help themselves in crisis.

We increase social resilience by spreading the confidence, courage, and skills people need to improvise collaboration and leadership in situations of chaos and uncertainty. Because people and communities who help themselves recover faster and better.

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