Every disaster brings unique challenges and concerns, as well as a plethora of organizations and individuals willing to help. With hundreds of disaster relief organizations and thousands of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) involved in response and recovery, how do you decide which organizations to support?

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy offers strategic one-on-one guidance for donors who want to have the greatest impact on disaster recovery and preparedness efforts. These services include:

Strategy Development

Our expert staff work directly with you to clarify your goals related to disaster philanthropy and develop concrete action steps to realize those objectives.

Due Diligence

We take care of investigating the track record, capacity, finances, and human resource capabilities of potential grantee organizations, considering past programming as a guide to how they might respond to a future disaster.

Program Evaluation

CDP helps donors understand the result and impact of grants.

Ongoing Education

Newsletters, webinars, workshops, site visits, and other opportunities allow you to deepen their awareness of and engagement in disaster philanthropy.

Disaster-specific Giving Plans

For effective giving in the wake of domestic and international emergencies, CDP incorporates best practices solutions, disaster updates, and expert insights. Though our primary concern is the disaster-affected community, our services are donor-targeted and donor-driven. We want to help you determine how and when to invest most strategically to achieve your goals.