Cosponsored with Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Philanthropy California, and United Philanthropy Forum
The beginning of the year is usually a slower time, but 2020 began as it meant to go on: with continual disasters all existing within the context of the global pandemic. It has also been a year when climate change has given us urgent reminders of its impact on disasters. In this webinar, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy reflected on lessons learned, challenges and opportunities presented by different disasters— particularly wildfires, hurricanes and the derecho—and how COVID-19 has framed the response. The team shared insights from our response to the global pandemic and how climate change has affected the disaster landscape. Grantmakers and donors heard about some of the fantastic organizations doing critical work on the ground and how they can support response and recovery in ways that prioritize communities of color and other vulnerable populations during these challenging times. Speakers included Brennan Banks, Tanya Gulliver-Garcia, and Sally Ray of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, and Cari Cullen from the Midwest Early Recovery Fund.