COVID-19: Managing Multiple Disasters Amid the Pandemic
2 p.m. ET/ 1 p.m. CT
With COVID-19 there seem to be more questions than answers, particularly for funders who want to respond effectively and efficiently. This series of webinars brings expert panelists together to address some of the most pressing issues, including getting money out the door quickly, supporting vulnerable populations and managing a global response.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, tornado season has already begun; 23 states are at risk of moderate to major flooding this spring; and early forecasts predict four major hurricanes and an intense wildfire season this year. Sponsored by Verizon, our second COVID-19 Series webinar on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 2 p.m. ET explored what effective disaster philanthropy looks like during a pandemic and how funders can respond to other disasters this year while still supporting COVID-19 response and recovery.
CDP Director of Strategic Initiatives Sally Ray moderated the discussion and panelists included:
- Dr. Leonard Marcus, Founding Co-Director, National Preparedness Leadership Initiative at Harvard University
- Regine A. Webster, Vice President, Center for Disaster Philanthropy
Other webinars in the COVID-19 Series: Strategic Approaches for Funders:
- 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
This webinar was co-sponsored by Council on Foundations, Grantmakers in Health, National Center for Family Philanthropy, Grantmakers in Aging, the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities, National VOAD, InterAction and United Philanthropy Forum.