COVID-19: Making Effective Rapid Response Grants

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With COVID-19 there seem to be more questions than answers, particularly for funders who want to respond effectively and efficiently. The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) is hosting a series of seven webinars to bring expert panelists together to address some of the most pressing issues, including getting money out the door quickly, supporting vulnerable populations and managing other disasters in the midst of the pandemic.

The first webinar on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 explored how funders can respond to community needs by getting money out the door quickly, while maintaining accuracy and accountability.

CDP Director of Strategic Initiatives Sally Ray moderated the discussion and panelists included:

COVID-19 Series: Strategic Approaches for Funders schedule:

  • April 28: Managing Multiple Disasters Amid the Pandemic
  • May 12: Place-based Grantmakers and Investing in Local Communities
  • May 26: How Philanthropy Can Stand Up for Vulnerable Populations
  • June 9: Grantmaking to Support Children and Older Adults
  • June 23: Managing a Global Response
  • July 14: How Funders Can Support Bereavement and Grief

The webinar was provided with generous funding from the UPS Foundation and was co-sponsored by Council on Foundations, Grantmakers in Health, National Center for Family PhilanthropyGrantmakers in Aging, the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities, National VOAD, InterAction and United Philanthropy Forum.

Please see the slide deck and watch the webinar recording to learn more: