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Disaster Resilience, Relief and Recovery Resources

When the Jessie Ball duPont Fund went beyond its traditional disaster relief support after two devastating tornadoes struck Alabama in 2011, staff realized that they did not know enough about how public and private systems work, about where, when and how they intersect, or about organized philanthropy’s proper role. Through this document, they share their lessons and reflections.

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Local funders identified needs, the strategies their organizations were deploying, shared resources, and discussed how they

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March, 2020

Disasters bring out the best in people. Donations to charities surge as television coverage increases. Yet we know from experience that both coordination and effective spending of donor dollars is a particular challenge, not just while the disaster is underway, but also in the long-term, as rebuilding begins. As families and communities begin to clean up and consider how long their power will be out, private philanthropists turn their attention to the question, “How can I help?” This practical tip sheet from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy offers guidance for disaster grantmaking.

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This call focused on the need to shore up our social safety net.

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March, 2020

Our nation’s philanthropic and nonprofit leaders, in cooperation with first-responders and government personnel, have amassed a wealth of knowledge on disaster response and recovery. These are some of the key lessons learned by the contributors to The Disaster Playbook.  

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Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a children’s mental health crisis in California.

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March, 2020

At NCG’s May 31 event, Flipping the Script on Disaster: A Tale of Three Cities, the Chief Resilience Officers of Oakland and San Francisco each shared their city’s resilience strategy and ways for philanthropy to support resilience. The Honorable Libby Schaaf, Mayor of Oakland, also offered her perspective on resilience and current efforts in Oakland. The Managing Director of the Bay Area Resilient By Design Challenge shared details of this new effort to catalyze innovative, collaborative planning to build resilience in advance of disaster. Although the Berkeley Chief Resilience Officer was unable to participate as planned, the Berkeley strategy is also included below.

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June, 2017

The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak is far reaching, including major implications for non-profits and the communities that they serve.

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March, 2020

The “Hurricane Irma: What Funders Should Know” webinar gathered several expert panelists to provide updates on U.S. damages and the situation throughout the Caribbean, and ways funders can address recovery needs.

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September, 2017

The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak is far reaching, including major implications for non-profits and the communities that they serve.

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April, 2020

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