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Five Things I Learned from My Trip to Oso, Washington


A DEVASTING DISASTER. Any death or destruction from a natural disaster is horrific, but this tragedy seems particularly awful. After several days of torrential rain, the top of a hill nearly 1000 feet high became unhinged, sending a violent flow of … Continued

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Six Simple Questions To Drive Grantmaking


I have said before that I think being a grantmaker is a privilege, and it is work that I take great pride and joy in doing. The devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy poised the Center for Disaster Philanthropy to become … Continued

Regine Webster

What Can I Tell You About the Mudslide Recovery in Oso, Washington?


Robert G. Ottenhoff, President and CEO Tomorrow morning I’m headed out to visit the site of the Oso,Washington mudslides. I’ve been invited to see the recovery operations,which now have been going on since Saturday, March 22 when rains triggered a large mudslide on … Continued

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