During emergency events, many philanthropic funders struggle to identify where and when to invest their money to produce the greatest impact. Relevant data streams can help solve this issue by clarifying where investments make the most sense. However, despite the large amounts of available data, there are challenges in analyzing and sharing important information that can inform this decision-making.
The Center for Disaster Philanthropy is hosting a webinar, moderated by CDP Director of Domestic Funds Sally Ray, on Thursday, April 14 at 2:00 PM ET to discuss the different ways funders and NGOs have used data to inform grantmaking and generate disaster funding.
Joining this conversation will be:
- Andrew Schroeder, Co-Founder, CrisisReady; Vice President of Research and Analysis, Direct Relief
- Cari Cullen, Director, CDP Midwest Early Recovery Fund
- Shao-Chee Sim, Vice President of Research, Innovation and Evaluation, Episcopal Health Foundation
The webinar will explore several community-level data sources and discuss the challenges of collecting, analyzing, and sharing information. Discussion will also highlight the work of innovative grantee partners that can help communities and funders create timely responses, even during a disaster event.
While the webinar is primarily aimed at funders, it may also be of interest to emergency managers, academics, disaster responders, and NGO staff members interested in or working on disasters and other crises.