Learn how to meet ongoing critical needs, support resiliency, and prepare for COVID-19 recovery.
COVID-19 is not your “typical” disaster. There are still many unknowns about the pandemic’s full impact and how long restrictions on business and nonprofit services will last. Unlike with storms and other weather events, response and recovery phases overlapping, and New Jersey could even face concurrent disasters during hurricane season.
In a departure from weather events and other natural disasters, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy now recommends “frontloading” funding for COVID-19 – putting all possible resources into immediate relief, rather than holding back -- and planning for one or more upticks in virus cases, and even a second wave. Additionally, CDP says, partnering with government will be more important than ever to fill gaps in need and reach the hardest hit communities. So far, philanthropy has been adaptive during the COVID-19 pandemic, responding rapidly to the urgent needs of new and existing grantee partners. But, where do we go from here?
Hear from Sally Ray, Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Center for Disaster Philanthropy and Keith Adams, Executive Director of New Jersey Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD).
Topics will include:
• Responding to pressing needs of food insecurity, housing, and job loss.
• Funding strategies to plan for additional upticks and support an equitable recovery.
• How the sector can build local organizations’ capacity to persevere through uncertainty and tackle the ever-growing demand for services.
Cost: Free for CNJG Members $50 for Non Member Grantmakers