Philanthropic Response to Disasters: Fundraising, Grant Making and Regulatory Challenges
Alexandra Williamson, Diana Leat, Susan D Phillips (eds.)
Abstract: Disasters, of whatever cause and wherever they occur in the world, attract generosity from the public, corporations and philanthropic foundations to alleviate the effects in the short term and help build more resilient communities over the longer term. But, managing the inflow of money, goods and time and then distributing those efficiently and effectively is not straightforward as the countless media criticisms after every disaster illustrate. This book explains why making best use of the philanthropic response to disasters is so difficult and considerations in doing it better. Drawing on international examples, as well as advancing new conceptual approaches, it critically assesses the commonalities and themes in efficient and effective disaster philanthropy, with a focus on priorities for the future.