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Tag: Disaster Relief

 

 

Environment

Climate Change: What Is Our Goal?

It’s time to restructure the climate problem from averting a distant global catastrophe to minimizing collective suffering.

By Amy Luers & Leonard Sklar | Dec. 9, 2013
 

Philanthropy

The Elitist Philanthropy of So-Called Effective Altruism

The superficially enticing “logic” of effective altruism ultimately leads to a moralistic, hyper-rationalistic, top-down approach to philanthropy that can kill the very altruistic spirit it claims to foster.

By Ken Berger & Robert M. Penna | 51 | Nov. 25, 2013
 

Urban Development

Helping Cities Remain Strong

A $100 million foundation initiative aims to foster urban resilience in the face of disaster.
By Suzie Boss | Nov. 20, 2013
 
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Nonprofit Management

Under One Roof

By bringing people together and by pooling resources, the Housing Partnership network expands the range of affordable places to live.
By Phoung Ly | Nov. 20, 2013
 
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Business

Insuring a More Resilient Society

By quantifying catastrophe risk, we can help society better manage it, and make the world safer and more resilient.

By Hemant Shah | 1 | Oct. 11, 2013
 

Measuring Social Impact

(Appropriate) Big Data for Climate Resilience?

Three huge opportunities and three risks.

By Amy Luers | Sep. 11, 2013
 

Environment

Climate Risks: Linking Narratives to Action

To effectively manage climate risks we must strengthen ties between the mitigation and adaptation communities.

 

Corporate Philanthropy

Good (and Not-So-Good) Neighbors

Major local events, with some notable exceptions, spur locally based companies to increase charitable giving.
By Jessica Ruvinsky | Aug. 14, 2013
 

Individual Giving

Who Is Responsible for the “Second Disaster”?

An online registry for disaster relief has proved a successful model for avoiding unproductive donations—when will we adopt it?

 

Civil Society

If a Nonprofit Falls in the Forest …

When it comes to the social sector, mainstream media is silent.

By Susan Danish | 4 | Jun. 20, 2013