With the ever-increasing frequency and intensity of domestic and international disasters comes the critical need for determining what to do and when to do it.

You require innovative strategies that advance your values, increase the impact of your contributions and ultimately strengthen your community.

Grounded in more than one hundred years of combined experience in philanthropy, nonprofit leadership and disaster management, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s consulting services focus on strategic and practical solutions to disaster-related giving.

Effective disaster philanthropy is grounded in five principles:

  • Fund local.
  • Fund long term.
  • Fund for medium- and long-term recovery.
  • Learn from others.
  • Stay close to your own organizational mission.

To help you best meet the needs of vulnerable communities affected by disasters, consider these client-centered strategies.