Through webinars, teleconferences, and speaking engagements, CDP connects the community of people working in disasters and disaster philanthropy.

Past Event Highlights

  • Midwest Early Recovery Fund: Supporting Children in Disaster

    On Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP)'s Midwest Early Recovery Fund hosted a discussion to inform attendees how to support organizations invested in protecting children before, during and after a disaster.

  • PPREP Webinar: The Role of Public Media and Libraries in Community Crises

    On Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy and The Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities hosted a webinar to explore the role that public media and public libraries play in supporting local communities during times of shock and stress.

  • Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy 2018

    On Nov. 14, Foundation Center and CDP hosted the annual Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy webinar to highlight findings from the report, dashboard and map. The discussion explored how dollars are used to support disasters and how the philanthropic community can more effectively support the full arc of a disaster. Special guest LeeAnne Walters, a Flint resident turned water activist and citizen scientist, spoke about the role philanthropy can play to support the ongoing needs in Flint.

  • Hurricane Michael: How to Respond

    Hurricane Michael left a trail of devastation in Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia. On Oct. 15, 2018, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy hosted a webinar, “Hurricane Michael: How to Respond” to discuss how funders can best support recovery in affected communities.

  • Hurricanes Irma and Maria: State of Recovery

    On Sept. 20, 2018, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy hosted a webinar, “Hurricanes Irma and Maria: State of Recovery,” to provide updates on recovery in Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and discuss what the unmet needs are.

  • Hurricane Florence: What’s Next?

    On Sept. 18, 2018, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy hosted a webinar, “Hurricane Florence: What’s Next?” to discuss what funders should do now and in the next several months to support Hurricane Florence recovery.

  • Hurricane Harvey: State of Recovery

    On Aug. 28, 2018, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy with generous support from The UPS Foundation, hosted the webinar, “Hurricane Harvey: State of Recovery” to provide updates on recovery in Texas and discuss what the unmet needs are.

  • Puerto Rico: Finding Opportunity in Crisis

    On February 28, 2018, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy hosted the on-location webinar, "Puerto Rico: Finding Opportunity in Crisis," to provide an on-the-ground assessment on government response, critical needs, current funding, and recovery efforts on the island.

  • Hurricane Harvey Recovery: Biweekly Funder Briefings

    During the first six months of 2018, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, with support from The Simmons Foundation, hosted 10 biweekly briefings for funders seeking to share information or learn of opportunities to support Hurricane Harvey recovery.

  • Midwest Early Recovery Fund: Wildfires & Vulnerable Populations

    On December 7, 2017, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy's Midwest Early Recovery Fund hosted the webinar, "Wildfires & Vulnerable Populations," to address the devastating 2017 wildfire season and what funders can do to help Midwest communities recover.