Posts tagged to 'Disaster Related Giving'

What funders should know in addressing the refugee crisis

Posted by Anna R. Hurt on September 24, 2015

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy hosted “The European Refugee Crisis: How Funders Can Help,” a webinar, on Sept. 15. Panelists were Bob Kitchen, International Rescue Committee; Shelly Pitterman, UNHCR; Ed Cain, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation; and Michael Fields, Xylem Watermark. Panelists discussed how funders should approach the European refugee situation and the closely linked humanitarian crisis in Syria to include long-­‐term partnerships with nongovernmental organizations and targeted funding to root problems, such as development.

Giving to Nepal Earthquake Response? Take Three Long Breaths

Posted by Karen Keating Ansara on May 27, 2015

With today’s news of the horrific Nepal earthquake I am driven to take immediate action — to make an on-line donation or wire money to friends of friends in the dust-choked streets of Kathmandu and green pinnacles of rural Nepal. I am consumed with the grief of my many Nepali friends who are like family to me. But my experience of the Haiti earthquake response via the Haiti Fund at the Boston Foundation has taught me one paramount lesson: TAKE A BREATH. Unless I am physically on the scene, I imagine my Nepali friends with their contemplative souls would agree. Take a breath and assess...

Should donors still be considering a contribution to help with the Ebola crisis?

Posted by Regine A. Webster and Anna R. Hurt on November 18, 2014

It’s easy to see, in recent weeks, the decline in media attention to Ebola, but the reality is that the Ebola virus outbreak is far from being a closed case. Since the outbreak gained steam, there have been more than 13,000 cases and nearly 5,000 deaths. Some reports have indicated that the number of...

Karen Keating Ansara: “I’ll Have What She’s Having”

Posted by Karen Keating Ansara on May 28, 2014

Editor’s note: We are pleased to reprint Karen Ansara’s prepared comments (more than were spoken) from her conversation with Lowell Weiss, President, Cascade Philanthropy Advisors; William Campbell, Chair, Campbell Family Foundation and The End Fund; and Mario Morino, Morino Institute and Founding...

A letter to funders considering support of Typhoon Haiyan: A sprint, a marathon, and a decathlon

Posted by Regine A. Webster on December 15, 2013

Editor’s Note: This piece originally appeared on the Center for Disaster Philanthropy website on November 13th. We are pleased to re-publish it with permission here; as referenced in the article, the advice and perspectives shared here are as meaningful today as they were a month ago....

Disaster Philanthropy: What is the role of family giving in preparedness, response and recovery?

Posted by Lori Bertman and Regine A. Webster on June 15, 2013

We’re pleased to present a very special edition of Ask the Center, featuring answers to questions on disaster philanthropy from two of the presenters from our June 13th webinar on the topic of “Disaster Philanthropy: The Role of Family Giving in Preparedness, Response and Recovery.” Lori J....

Tracking the blogs: Philanthropy's role in Haiti

Posted by National Center for Family Philanthropy on April 15, 2010

This month’s issue of FGN features the first installment in an occasional new feature of our newsletter: Tracking the Blogs. The National Center regularly follows the postings of a number of colleagues in the field via our Twitter feed, and this month we spotlight several blog entries from the past few...

The Ansara family fund: Partnering beyond border for long-term impact

Posted by Jason C. Born on April 15, 2010

When Karen and Jim Ansara contacted the Boston Foundation on January 14, 2010 to talk about how their family’s donor advised fund could best respond to the earthquakes in Haiti – which had happened less than 48 hours before – they were continuing both a longstanding commitment to international...

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