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Breakout Session: Maximizing Your Regional Association’s Contributions to Help Your Community Plan for and Respond to Disasters

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July, 2014

Breakout Session: Maximizing Your Regional Association’s Contributions to Help Your Community Plan for and Respond to Disasters
Tuesday, July 29, 10-11:45 am

Presenters: Joanne Kelly, Colorado Association of Funders; Bob Ottenhoff, Center for Disaster Philanthropy; and Nina Stack, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers

If disaster strikes your region, have you thought about what role your regional association will play in the recovery process? Are there leadership opportunities for you in planning resilient communities?  Do you have the tools and resources you need to mobilize your members?  In this session, you will hear from RA leaders who have faced these questions when natural and man-made disasters occurred in their states. They will share their experience and insights and help you think through how you can better prepare for future events.  Bob Ottenhoff of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) will then discuss strategies to increase the effectiveness of contributions given to disasters.  Learn about an innovative playbook that CDP and CNJG are creating, in association with the Forum Network, to help donors learn from each other and promote effective disaster relief and recovery grantmaking.  Participants are encouraged to share their stories and questions about how other RAs have served their members in times of crisis.

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