The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) is the only full-time national resource dedicated to helping donors maximize their impact by making more intentional disaster-related giving decisions.

With the increasing frequency and intensity of disasters comes the critical need for knowing when and how to respond effectively. CDP’s innovative strategies advance donors’ values, increase the impact of their contributions, meet the needs of vulnerable populations and ultimately, strengthen their communities.


Featured resources for grantmaking, impact, and best practices in disaster management

Posted on June 13, 2014 by Center for Disaster Philanthropy

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy offers a variety of resources for interested donors. Here, you will find best practices from the academic, NGO, and donor communities, each highlighted for its impact on effective giving. Here is a video from the leadership of the Center, followed by their featured resources for grantmaking, impact, and best practices in disaster management. Grantmaking Disaster… Read More

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

Posted on June 15, 2013 by Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Regine A. Webster, Lori Bertman

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. Bertman is president and CEO of the Baton Rouge-based Irene W. and C.B… Read More