AMERICAN LOGISTICS AID NETWORK

Saving Lives Through Logistics

aka ALAN   |   Lakeland, FL   |  www.ALANaid.org
This organization's exempt status was automatically revoked by the IRS for failure to file a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF for 3 consecutive years. Further investigation and due diligence are warranted.

Mission

American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) saves lives and reduces suffering for disaster survivors in the United States by engaging industry to supplement nonprofit agencies' logistics capabilities. We serve by coordinating logistics, providing education, and building cross sector relationships before, during, and after disasters.

Ruling year info

2008

Executive Director

Kathy Fulton

Main address

3010 Saddle Creek Road

Lakeland, FL 33801 USA

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EIN

26-0627264

NTEE code info

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

American Logistics Aid Network seeks improve the speed and reduce the cost of logistics required to serve communities affected by disaster.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

COORDINATE

ALAN’s DISASTER RELIEF program aims to improve the coordination and sourcing of US based logistics solutions for organizations providing humanitarian relief. ALAN identifies and facilitates logistics solutions for non-profit organizations responding to disasters and humanitarian crises. Needs are met by connecting non-profits to businesses with the capacity and the interest in supporting response activities. ALAN helps these organizations to make the most of their logistics spending, thereby enabling them to use their savings towards delivering their core services.

Some 80 percent of disaster relief expenditures is spent on transporting, warehousing, and distributing goods and services to affected communities. But coordination is vital; in the past, relief organizations have found disaster staging areas clogged with donated items that they never requested. ALAN's strategy is to match assistance to specific calls for support; our system allows relief agencies to post specific needs and contacts. In turn, companies can browse the needs list and determine where they can help.

We believe that a coordinated response during crisis can save lives, reduce suffering, decrease economic losses, and promote rapid recovery for individuals, businesses, communities, and the infrastructure that binds them together. Time and again, our work has shown that business can step in to fill gaps in emergency response, providing warehouse and staging facilities, transportation, and other critical services and equipment.1

Population(s) Served
Victims of disaster
Emergency responders
Adults
Children and youth

Long term, lasting improvements in the coordination of disaster response and humanitarian logistics require changes in the way non-profits, businesses, and government perform these activities. To that end, ALAN has created an EDUCATION program to provide information and educational resources to improve government and non-profit logistics capabilities and encourage business preparedness and participation in humanitarian relief activities. Activities in this program include delivering to our government and non-profit partners free webinars conducted by logistics and supply chain experts, as well as two specially developed disaster simulation exercises. The first exercise is focused on the preservation and restoration of private sector supply chains, the second is an extensive cross-sector exercise aimed at educating the “whole community” in conducting a coordinated, collaborative disaster response. These simulations allow organizations to participate in a complex scenario, exercising their knowledge in a safe environment while challenging them to consider total system impact of their real-life activities. Educating all sectors for the improvement of disaster preparedness and response activities allows aid to more rapidly reach survivors, reduces waste, and expedites community recovery.

Population(s) Served
Victims of disaster
Emergency responders
Adults
Children and youth

Information is the backbone of effective coordination. To that end, ALAN provides time of disaster information across all sectors to ensure continuity of operations for today's global supply chains. Through our Supply Chain Intelligence Center, ALAN delivers data on disruptions around the globe. This free to all GIS tool provides real-time analysis so that nonprofits, emergency managers, and supply chain professionals can better prepare and respond to potential threats.

Population(s) Served
Victims of disaster
Emergency responders
Adults
Children and youth

ALAN believes strongly that a more connected nation is a more resilient nation. Indeed, disaster relief operations are proven to be more effective when the organizations working together trust one another and work toward shared goals. By our unique position in disaster response activities, ALAN is familiar with a wide variety of individuals and organizations and their capabilities. To increase connectedness between these organizations, ALAN facilitates relationships between and among businesses, non-profits, and government agencies that can be drawn upon during disaster preparation, response, and recovery. ALAN focuses on increasing the sharing of cross-sector expertise by convening conversations among our partner organizations.

Population(s) Served
Victims of disaster
Emergency responders
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

Partner of the Year 2010

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

Honor Roll 2010

Associations Advance America

Affiliations & memberships

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) 2014

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) 2013

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) 2012

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) 2011

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) 2010

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) 2009

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) 2008

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) 2015

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

American Logistics Aid Network's goal is is reduce the time and costs of delivering humanitarian aid to those who need it most.

ALAN utilizes broad networks and expertise to build creative solutions for humanitarian supply chains. This includes the use of commercially available technology solutions to identify improvement opportunities for cost and speed of logistics activities.

ALAN draws on the strength and goodwill of commercial supply chain providers to meet our goals. We partner with 30+ industry organizations representing hundreds of thousands of global supply chain professionals. This vast network allows broad reach to find creative solutions to complex humanitarian logistics challenges.

ALAN has had great success working with partners around the globe to support critical disaster response. ALAN has enabled efficient storage and distribution of millions of dollars of humanitarian aid. Dozens of transportation moves, thousands of dollars of material handling equipment, and hundreds of thousands of square feet of warehouse space have been generously donated by logistics services providers both large and small. Their expertise and services have empowered non-profit organizations to improve their logistics activities, reducing waste, saving time, money, and lives.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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AMERICAN LOGISTICS AID NETWORK

Board of directors
as of 8/9/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mark Richards

Associated Warehouses

Term: 2013 -

Richard Sharpe

Competitive Insights, LLC

Mike Gardner

Kane Logistics

Penelope Menzies

Natalie Putnam

DeliveryCircle

Brent Hutto

Truckstop.com

Tim Osmulski

Raymond Corporation

Elijah Ray

Sunland Logistics

Robert Martichenko

Transplace

Brent Hutto

Truckstop.com

Roger Woody

Mark Cabrera

Saddle Creek Logistics Services

Stacey Kobayashi

Mary Long

University of Tennessee

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/09/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Disability