The college will pre-script messaging related to donations and volunteers in coordination with ESF 15. As a disaster or emergency unfolds, messaging must go out through channels approved by the PIO (ESF 15) in order to inform the public of any college needs or inform of already met needs. This action can minimize excess in donations of goods that do not meet mission needs and limit the number of volunteers going unassigned or those unable to be accepted due to mission specific need or overwhelming volume of volunteers.
Agreements or MOUs between the college and partner VOADs will be established in order to direct excesses in donations or volunteers to contribute to community or good will efforts through other organizations. This action can minimize waste from donations that do not fit the need of the mission and avoid turning down support from spontaneous volunteers who may not directly fit a role needed in response or recovery.
Annex coordinator(s) will become familiar with and utilize an online recovery management site to direct all incoming offers of volunteer assistance, goods, services, and monetary donations.
Donation Coordination and Management
Dallas College Foundation will establish and staff any donation collection point(s) necessary for receiving monetary or in-kind donations. As the primary agency is a 501(c)(3) and all donations received will be handled according to the college’s legal requirements and follow established best practices. Donors must complete the required donation forms established by the Foundation office and donors must be informed that excess monetary donations may remain in the student emergency fund and/or in-kind goods that exceed need or do not meet need may be donated to other relief entities or through established MOUs. Should the college manage any donation through the institution or other institutional office rather than the Foundation it shall be properly documented, justified, and supported by policy or SOG.
This notice may be provided through a special emergency/disaster donation for or through the standard in-kind gifts form acknowledging the gift has no restrictions other than those written in by the donor provided that:
- No conflict(s) of interest exists between the donor, Foundation, or receiving entity.
- There is no known misuse of donated resource(s).
- Donating the goods or funds will not imperil the donor or the Foundation.
As necessary, the primary agency will coordinate with ESF 7 to establish donation reception and/or distribution point(s). Should the volume exceed available storage on-premise the primary agency should coordinate with ESF 7 for additional storage and/or ESF 15 to communicate the need to slow or halt solicitation of goods donations.
All donations received will be documented and inventoried to be assets available to ESF 7 for any response or recovery mission with unmet need.