Coordination Updates on the Philanthropic Response to Hurricane Sandy: A Webinar for Funders and Regional Associations Nationwide

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm EST
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Join us for this Webinar convening funders and Regional Associations from across the nation to hear updates on the short-term and long-term planning for Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. 
There will be updates from the New York and New Jersey grantmaking communities about the dozens of recovery funds that have been established, what we learned from our first convening of those recovery funds.  We will also provide updates on what is happening in storm affected communities and make the connection to the various ad hoc funder groups developing around aging populations, youth programs, disabled individuals, housing and other topics.
We will have a FEMA official present a regional update and begin to describe the areas where gaps may remain after insurance and government provide what they will – both in the short- and long-term. The conversation will illuminate areas where private and corporate dollars would be most helpful and effective in recovery efforts.
This webinar is designed to update funders across the country on efforts happening around Hurricane Sandy, an assessment in the damage done and what is emerging as likely areas of need, and lessons learned by colleagues from other disasters around the country.

This session will:

  • Provide a general context of disaster grantmaking including best practices and philanthropy’s role
  • Get beyond the general discussion of what’s happening and delve into activities and funding initiatives to address the needs of specific populations and particular communities in the Tri-State Region
  • Includes coordination of efforts, funds established, and who is doing what in the philanthropic community
  • Feature a funder’s perspective on “What I wish I knew” based on experiences working on the response to Hurricane Katrina


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All interested funders.