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

Past Event Highlights

  • 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.

  • The European Refugee Crisis: How Funders Can Help

    “It’s really a tragedy that people didn’t respond sooner to this crisis – who knows how it may have been contained had we been more generous,” said Ed Cain, vice president of grant programs at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. Cain was a panelist on the Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s Sept. 15 webinar, The European Refugee Crisis: How Funders Can Help.

  • Katrina +10: Looking Back, Then Forward From the Storm That Changed it All

    When Hurricane Katrina swept through the Gulf Coast 10 years ago, it was rapidly apparent that the United States was dealing with one of the largest natural disasters in its history. But during the subsequent 10 years, as communities, particularly those in Louisiana and Mississippi, worked to recover from the storm’s damage, much more than just the physical appearance of affected areas changed.

  • Nepal 60 Days Later: What Funders Should Know

    Monsoons, government restrictions, logistics – those were the clear challenges to meeting mid-term needs from the April 2015 Nepal earthquake and the focus of much of the discussion at the June 16 Center for Disaster Philanthropy and UPS Issue Insight webinar, “Nepal 60 Days Later: What Funders Should Know.”

  • Technology in Disaster Response

    Speaking May 12 during a Center for Disaster Philanthropy webinar on technology in disaster response, David Roberts, chairman of HaloDrop, said that the flying robots used following the Nepal earthquake were 95 percent computer and 5 percent other parts, and were able to both assist search and rescue efforts and gain an information stream that could be used to assess damage and create 3D images.

  • Webinar Explores How Donors Can Help Nepal’s Recovery

    The April 25 Nepal earthquake killed more than 7,000, left thousands injured and millions without homes or food. While immediate response is underway, it will take time to determine the extent of future recovery needs, according to experts who took part in a May 1 webinar hosted by the Center for Disaster Philanthropy and Council on Foundations.

  • Introduction to the Midwest Early Recovery Fund

    During a Feb. 18 webinar, Nancy Beers, program officer for the Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s Midwest Early Recovery Fund, told the story of a couple who had lost everything in a surprise flash flood.

  • How and Why Philanthropy Must Continue to Respond to Ebola

    On Dec. 3, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy hosted a webinar, “One Year From Patient Zero: How and Why Philanthropy Must Continue to Respond to Ebola,” as part of the UPS Foundation’s Issue Insights Webinar Series.