noel-mural-assemblyAnna Hurt, CDP Disaster Philanthropy Playbook program manager, hosted a special back-to-school Twitter chat that featured special guests Henrietta Spears from Save the Children US and Forbes Tompkins from The Pew Charitable Trusts. The #CDPPlaybook chat discussed the Playbook education strategy, Save the Children’s Journey of Hope program and what it does for children following a disaster, and the key findings of a Pew Trusts research project on schools and flooding.

To review the chat highlights, please see the #CDPPlaybook summary on Storify.

New to Twitter chats? Here’s how to join the fun!
If you missed this chat, we’ve got many more planned around the Disaster Philanthropy Playbook. Even if you are new to Twitter, we encourage you to jump in and join the discussion.

A Twitter chat is a group of Twitter users meeting at a specified time to discuss a topic using a designated hashtag, in our case #CDPPlaybook. Our hosts will pose a series of questions using Q1, Q2, etc., to prompt participants to interact by posting corresponding responses A1, A2, etc.

Here’s how to get started:

  • First, you will need to set up a free Twitter account if you don’t have one already. It is simple and will allow you to participate in future Playbook Twitter chats.
  • To join a Playbook chat, just log into Twitter and type #CDPPlaybook in the search box to pull up the discussion. If you want to streamline your participation, you might want to check out free platforms like TweetChat or Twubs.
  • During the chat, remember to include the hashtag #CDPPlaybook and mention CDP using @funds4disaster.
  • If you’ve never participated in a Twitter chat, you might want to practice first by checking out one from these general listings: TweetReports and Twubs Chat Schedule.