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  • Disaster Philanthropy: What Should We Really be Thinking About?
    May 19, 2020 - May 20, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) follows the United Nations definition of disaster: A situation or event that overwhelms local capacity, necessitating a request to the national or international community for external assistance; an unforeseen and often sudden event that causes great damage, destruction, and human suffering.

Over 8.4 billion dollars have been spent so far by foundations and corporations in supporting COVID-19 related needs. This is still not enough.

Wisconsin Philanthropy Network will host the Center for Disaster Philanthropy on May 19th. 

Nancy J. Beers, director of the midwest early recovery fund at the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, and Regine A. Webster, CDP Vice President will discuss:

  • Covid-19 charitable giving in comparison with ‘traditional’ years’ disaster grantmaking
  • Strategies for effective Covid-19 grantmaking in light of the potential threat of multiple disasters
  • Strategies for philanthropic response from a Midwest perspective
  • Opportunities for a state-wide collaborative response to the pandemic.

Regine A. Webster, Vice President, Center for Disaster Philanthropy

Nancy  Beers, Director, Midwest Early Recovery Fund, Center for Disaster Philanthropy

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Free for WPN Members

$25 for Nonmembers and Prospects


Contact Amanda Buckley, Director of Program Development

Due COVID-19, WPN has opted to move all events online. This event will be meeting virtually using Zoom. Amanda Buckley will be reaching out with more details and information about Zoom closer to the date of the event and as you register.