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Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy 2020

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm EST
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Every year, disasters and humanitarian crises affect millions of people globally. Billions of philanthropic dollars are distributed to the thousands of organizations across the charitable sector in response to these emergencies.

But where does the funding come from and how are the dollars used? How much funding addresses long-term recovery, preparedness and disaster risk reduction, in addition to immediate relief?

To help answer these questions, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) and Candid produce the annual Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy report. On Nov. 17, 2020, CDP and Candid will host a webinar to highlight findings from the 2020 report. Speakers will share insights into the 2018 philanthropic response by focusing on two of the major U.S. disasters that year: Hurricane Florence and California’s historic Camp Fire.

The 2020 report focuses on 2018 disasters, a year when disasters such as Hurricane Michael and the Sulawesi earthquake, and humanitarian crises, like the civil unrest in Syria and Yemen, affected millions of people globally. As the world continues to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, while addressing record-breaking wildfires in California and another devastating hurricane season, what lessons can we take from the philanthropic response to disasters in 2018? The webinar will explore how to use data to make strategic, informed disaster giving decisions.

CDP President and CEO Patricia McIlreavy will moderate the discussion.


This webinar is co-sponsored by Council of Foundations, The Funders NetworkUnited Philanthropy ForumNorth Carolina Network of GrantmakersSoutheastern Council of Foundations and Florida Philanthropic Network.

The annual analysis of funding for disasters and humanitarian crises is made possible with generous funding by The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

The webinar will be recorded and the recording will be emailed to everyone who registered.

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