Through webinars, teleconferences, and speaking engagements, CDP connects the community of people working in disasters and disaster philanthropy.
Past Event Highlights
Webinar: Most Effective Way for Businesses to Support Hurricane Harvey and Irma Recovery
About 70 to 80 percent of money donated in the wake of a disaster goes to immediate relief efforts. While those efforts are important, ensuring long-term support is crucial to effectively helping affected communities rebuild and fully recover.
Hurricane Irma: What Funders Should Know
On September 14, 2017, the "Hurricane Irma: What Funders Should Know" webinar provided updates on the situation in the U.S. and throughout the Caribbean, and ways funders can address recovery efforts.
Hurricane Harvey: How Small Funders Can Respond
On September 6, 2017, the “Hurricane Harvey: How Small Funders Can Respond” webinar addressed ways small funders can effectively allocate resources to meet the needs of Hurricane Harvey-affected communities.
Hurricane Harvey Recovery: How Donors Can Help
On Tuesday, August 29, 2017, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy and the Council on Foundations hosted an hour-long conversation on the catastrophic flooding in Texas and Louisiana, and how to allocate resources—human, financial, and technical—to meet the needs of Hurricane Harvey-affected communities.
Playbook Twitter Chat: Education
On Tuesday, August 22, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Pew Charitable Trusts, and Save the Children hosted a back-to-school Twitter chat on the important role schools and related services play for children and communities following a disaster,
Best Practices in Workplace Giving
On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, with the generous support of the UPS Foundation, hosted the "Best Practices in Workplace Giving" webinar. Expert panelists from America’s Charities, and Global Impact discussed the challenges and opportunities businesses face as they align philanthropic goals and corporate objectives.
Economic Recovery Summit, Lincoln, Nebraska
In commemoration of the second anniversary of the May 2015 DeWitt Floods, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Disaster Services, and the DeWitt Area Recovery Team hosted an Economic Recovery Summit at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Speakers from Government, Non-Profit, Business, and Higher Education sectors presented their ideas on resiliency and sustainability after a disaster.
On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, with the generous support of the UPS Foundation, hosted an hour-long conversation on the famine and hunger crises in South Sudan, Yemen, Somalia, and Nigeria. The discussion focused on how funders can take action now to prevent deaths before they begin to reach peak levels.
Playbook Twitter Chat: Environment & Disasters
On Tuesday, April 18, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy and the Greater New Orleans Foundation hosted an Earth Day Twitter chat on ways big and small that funders can take to protect our environment now and for future generations.
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.