This article from Grantmakers in Aging details why diaster-related death rates are so much higher for older adults and how philanthropy can help.
After taking a destructive path through the Caribbean, Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys on September 10. It wreaked havoc as it moved through the state of Florida. States of Emergency were issued in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
The September earthquakes in Mexico cause widespread damage and loss of life. Hurricane Maria is regarded as the worst natural disaster on record in Dominica.
Areas in Texas between Corpus Christi and Houston experienced extreme flooding due to Hurricane Harvey, a record-breaking storm.
The Resilient Organization, developed by TechSoup with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, is a holistic guide to IT disaster planning and recovery. This e-book is intended for organizations that are preparing for a disaster, as well as those that need to rebuild and maintain operations after a disaster.
The Disaster Philanthropy Playbook is a compilation of philanthropic strategies, best practices and lessons learned that have saved and galvanized local economies, nonprofits, and vulnerable populations from entering into a permanent downward spiral in the wake of disaster.
Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COADs) provide a platform for increasing communication and coordination among public, private and nonprofit agencies to reduce the impact of disasters. A COAD will enhance a community’s ability to mitigate, prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters, thus ensuring that human needs inherent in a disaster situation are evaluated and addressed.
Developed by IPA following the 2008 floods, this guide contains principles and tips from the Council on Foundations, accompanied by Indiana "in action" examples. It also includes information on hardship grants to individuals.
This comprehensive report shares the experiences of donors that provided funding following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and offers a blueprint for future philanthropic intervention following such disasters.
Based on a year-long, joint study of the European Foundation Centre and the Council on Foundations, this report provides eight principles of good disaster management and a number of practical suggestions.