Through webinars, teleconferences, and speaking engagements, CDP connects the community of people working in disasters and disaster philanthropy.
Past Event Highlights
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.
2017 Hurricane Season: The Effect on Older Adults & What Funders Should Know
On November 13, 2017, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy joined Grantmakers in Aging, The Patterson Foundation, and Florida Philanthropic Network for the webinar, "2017 Hurricane Season: The Effect on Older Adults & What Funders Should Know."
Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy 2017
On October 24, 2017, 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 focused on increasing knowledge about disaster giving and making more strategic decisions, ultimately resulting in more effective disaster philanthropy and assistance.
Wisdom from the Front Lines: Lessons for Disaster Planning
On October 25, 2017, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy joined San Diego Grantmakers and Southern California Grantmakers in co-sponsoring this Northern California Grantmakers session on disaster planning for philanthropic leaders, "Wisdom from the Front Lines: Lessons for Disaster Planning."
Webinar: Most Effective Way for Businesses to Support Hurricane Harvey and Irma Recovery
About 70 to 80 percent of money donated in the wake of a disaster goes to immediate relief efforts. While those efforts are important, ensuring long-term support is crucial to effectively helping affected communities rebuild and fully recover.
Hurricane Irma: What Funders Should Know
On September 14, 2017, the "Hurricane Irma: What Funders Should Know" webinar provided updates on the situation in the U.S. and throughout the Caribbean, and ways funders can address recovery efforts.
Hurricane Harvey: How Small Funders Can Respond
On September 6, 2017, the “Hurricane Harvey: How Small Funders Can Respond” webinar addressed ways small funders can effectively allocate resources to meet the needs of Hurricane Harvey-affected communities.
Hurricane Harvey Recovery: How Donors Can Help
On Tuesday, August 29, 2017, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy and the Council on Foundations hosted an hour-long conversation on the catastrophic flooding in Texas and Louisiana, and how to allocate resources—human, financial, and technical—to meet the needs of Hurricane Harvey-affected communities.