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

Past Event Highlights

  • The Global Refugee Crisis – At Our Doors & Beyond

    The "The Global Refugee Crisis: At Our Doors & Beyond" webinar on March 1, 2017, focused on motivating funders to take immediate and collaborative actions for the betterment of refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide.

  • Creative Ways Funders Can Approach the Refugee Crisis

    The "Creative Ways Funders Can Address the Refugee Crisis" webinar on December 8, 2016, explored guiding principles and innovative investment opportunities for donors looking to approach the complex humanitarian crisis.

  • Playbook Twitter Chat: Community Crises & Tragedies

    On Tuesday, December 6, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy and the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers hosted a Twitter chat on best practices for funders responding to community crises and tragedies.

  • Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy 2016

    The Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy 2016: Data to Drive Decisions webinar on November 17, 2016, launched the updated report and interactive tools in a presentation on how to use data to make strategic, informed disaster-related giving decisions. Hosted by Foundation Center and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP), the webinar focused on key findings, funding trends, and strategic disaster philanthropy.

  • Matthew Recovery: Funder Voices from the Field

    The “Matthew Recovery: Funder Voices from the Field” webinar on November 15, 2016, addressed recovery needs in the Southeast U.S. and Haiti more than one month after the decade’s most powerful Atlantic tropical storm made landfall. With our partner, the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, we hosted an expert panel of responding organizations to find out how to fill the funding gaps and help communities recover and rebuild.

  • Hurricane Matthew Webinar: How Donors Can Help

    The decade's most destructive Atlantic tropical storms, Hurricane Matthew roared across the Caribbean leaving a deadly path of destruction across Haiti on its slow march north through Cuba, the Bahamas, and eventually, the southeast U.S. Hundreds have died and hundreds of thousands have been displaced by the storm that has resulted in a great need for water, food, medical, and housing support. Held on Oct. 11, 2016, the “Hurricane Matthew: How Donors Can Help” webinar addressed how to allocate resources—human, financial, and technical—to meet the needs of Hurricane Matthew-affected communities.

  • Louisiana Floods: How Can Funders Help?

    Held on Monday, August 22, 2016, the “Louisiana Floods: How Can Funders Help?” webinar addressed the current situation and overwhelming recovery needs one week after devastating Gulf Coast flooding displaced tens of thousands residents, destroyed thousands of businesses, churches, and nonprofits, and crippled communities across the state of Louisiana. Since federal and state government aid won’t be enough to meet unprecedented recovery needs, panelists focused the discussion on how charitable contributions must fill the tremendous support gap.

  • Effective Communications During Crisis: Prepare. Respond. Assess.

    The Center for Disaster Philanthropy partnered with the Florida Philanthropic Network's Communications Affinity Group to explore best practices and tools for communications professionals during crisis.

  • Early Recovery Fund: Lessons for Funders

    Held on July 21, 2016, the “Early Recovery Fund: Lessons for Funders” webinar explored innovative funding approaches and program examples that have resulted in exceptional disaster recovery results in communities across the Midwest. With an emphasis on low-attention disasters, panelists focused on examples of programs that reach the most vulnerable—children, the elderly, veterans, the uninsured.

  • Texas Floods: Funding Recovery

    After a full year of unprecedented flooding in Texas, donor and volunteer fatigue is making recovery incredibly difficult, especially for rural areas and vulnerable populations. Critical needs and possible donor actions were the focus of the discussion during the “Texas Floods: Funding Recovery” webinar, hosted by the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) and the Council on Foundations on June 16, 2016.