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

Upcoming Events

Creative Ways Funders Can Approach the Refugee Crisis

December 08, 2016

Understanding how to address the global refugee crisis is incredibly challenging. But with humanitarian assistance needs mounting rapidly, what is clear is that it's a global crisis that demands philanthropic action. Join the Center for Disaster Philanthropy and a panel of expert funders and responding disaster relief organizations for a webinar on how to address the refugee crisis in innovative ways.

Past Event Highlights

  • 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.

  • Nepal One Year Later: Where Do We Go From Here?

    Daily struggles for electricity, fuel, and clean water, along with psychosocial challenges were the focus of the discussion during the “Nepal One Year Later” webinar, hosted by the Center for Disaster Philanthropy on May 25.

  • Syrian Refugee Crisis: Voices from the Field

    Hosted by Fidelity Charitable™ on March 31, 2016, the Syrian Refugee Crisis webinar brought together leading humanitarian representatives to talk about what it is like on the ground during one of the largest humanitarian crises of our time.

  • Disaster Philanthropy Playbook

    The webinar provided an overview of the Playbook, a multimedia, interactive website that is an “evergreen” resource designed for continued updates and knowledge-building.