Training details

calendar_today Wednesday, May 15, 2019

access_time Eastern: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Central: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Mountain: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Pacific: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

place Online

attach_money Free


When disasters strike, people immediately come together to help the affected communities. For many, this aid comes in the form of monetary donations.But did you know that most of these contributions cease within a few weeks? Long-term recovery takes years, which means it’s imperative to keep the dollars flowing. Disaster fundraising is important for all communities. Remember, not all disasters make it to the news.  Join us to understand disaster philanthropy and get the tools for effective fundraising. “Low attention” disasters threaten towns and cities nationwide year-round. Be ready to respond to the aftermath of a specific event or as a way to support preparedness. From grasstops to grassroots, we’ll discuss strategies for creating data-informed cases for support to foundations and corporations, best practices in disaster philanthropy, as well as working with community foundations and long-term recovery groups in small and rural towns.


Upon completion of this live, online training, you should be able to:

  • Explain the lifecycle of disasters and its relevance to building strong, resilient communities
  • Describe the three key elements of long-term recovery after disasters
  • Articulate the importance of funding beyond immediate relief
  • Identify where to find resources to support disaster-related fundraising strategies
  • Define four best practices in disaster philanthropy
  • Build a case to support disaster giving


Watch this webinar live and continue the Q&A conversation locally with your nonprofit peers at our Funding Information Network & partner locations! Click on a location to register for an in-person viewing: 

10:30 am - noon PT: Viewing Party
Noon - 12:30pm PT: Post-Webinar Peer Discussion

Santa Monica, CA- Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd | Learn More


This webinar is funded by a grant from The California Wellness Foundation (Cal Wellness). Created in 1992 as a private independent foundation, Cal Wellness’ mission is to improve the health of the people of California by making grants for health promotion, wellness education and disease prevention.

Qualifies for
1.5 CFRE point(s)

Intended audience

  • All levels of experience
  • Board members
  • CEOs, executive directors, upper management
  • Fundraising & development staff
  • Grant writers
  • Marketing, communications, external affairs
  • Program directors and staff

Bonus materials

When you register for this webinar, you receive:

  • a full recording,
  • associated handout(s), if applicable


Regine Webster Vice President Center for Disaster Philanthropy
Nancy Beers Director of the Midwest Early Recovery Fund Center for Disaster Philanthropy