A Smarter Response: The Center for Disaster Philanthropy Looks to Leverage Donor Dollars
The internet offers us instant gratification. A movie is a mouse click away. Need to go somewhere? A car and driver are at your fingertips. Want a date for next week? You can meet someone from the comfort of your couch. Reading about Hurricane Harvey as you scroll through Facebook and want to help? You don’t even have to open a new tab.
Many of you may have seen the prompts from Google and Facebook to donate to Hurricane Harvey recovery. What you may not have noticed is that the recipient of those funds was a small nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., called the Center for Disaster Philanthropy.
The center hopes to satisfy the public’s need to help in the immediate aftermath of a disaster and temper it with the knowledge that recovery lasts well after donations dry up. . .