Hurricane Katrina – 10 Years Later

This month, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy turns its attention to an important anniversary: that of Hurricane Katrina (“Hurricane Katrina +10: Lessons From Our Most Costly Storm”). Ten years ago, in August 2005, Hurricane Katrina swept through the Gulf Coast, … Continued

Syria’s Millions: People and Dollars

A little more than a year ago, I wrote a blog called “Breaking Down the Status of Syria.” One heartbreaking statistic I noted in that blog was that at the time, every 60 seconds, one family flees Syria. During the … Continued

FEMA Offers New Tool for Disaster Philanthropy

The Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) recently launched a data visualization tool that details disaster declarations and grants by state, county, and tribal nation. For the disaster philanthropist, it is an incredible resource. I spent time this morning walking through … Continued

Trafficking a Secondary Disaster in Nepal

In the response to any disaster or humanitarian crisis, the protection of women and children is always a priority. The chaos that comes with these events provides ample opportunity for vulnerable populations to be exploited with little to no consequences … Continued