Current data show that funders tend to be reactive in their disaster grantmaking. With the increased frequency and intensity of events, however, a strategic approach is more and more important. This session will help funders understand the dynamics of disaster philanthropy and the overall disaster funding landscape, with a focus on using data to guide decisions. Highlights will include the disaster lifecycle, the various roles of NGOs during each stage of a disaster, and the need to make investments in recovery, preparedness, and mitigation. Tools and case studies, focused through a corporate philanthropy lens, will deepen your understanding of the issues and improve your strategic approach to disaster giving. You’ll also learn about the challenges NGOs are facing, and how you can be a more effective partner for communities after a disaster, helping them recover better and faster.
Audience: Corporate Grantmakers