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The Great Collision of 2020: Philanthropy’s Moment is Here

Release Date: 
09/16/2020
We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to turn this moment of focused attention, collective commitment to social justice, and unprecedented wealth into big, lasting change for communities hardest hit by the triple crises of racism, COVID-19, and...
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Organizational Resilience: An Equity Approach to Crises

Release Date: 
03/09/2020
How can philanthropy best strengthen organizational resilience? To find out, Alan Kwok spoke with Ana-Marie Jones, who has spent her career transforming organizations with her leadership on readiness, preparedness, and disaster response. Ana-Marie...
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Why We've Stopped Saying 'Natural Disaster': Taking Action

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Release Date: 
08/29/2019
There’s nothing natural about the suffering that follows disasters because it doesn’t have to be that way. Philanthropy can proactively invest in hazard mitigation and preparedness efforts to lessen the impacts of disasters.
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Why We’ve Stopped Saying ‘Natural Disaster’ and You Should Too

Release Date: 
08/01/2019
Not so long ago, I used the term "natural disaster" in a manuscript for a publication. My PhD supervisor shot back, “There's nothing natural about disasters.” Decades of hazard research and our frontline communities are concluding the same thing:...

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