Minnesota Disaster Philanthropy Working Group

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 11:00am - 3:00pm CDT
Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies, 6889 Rowland Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Description: Please join us for a meeting of the Minnesota Disaster Philanthropy Working Group. In this meeting, we'll learn from the major players in the disaster landscape to gain a better understanding of the disaster response and recovery system in Minnesota. A panel conversation with introduce us to state disaster response players and their roles and insights into the system. The panel will be followed by a group discussion around the strengths and gaps of the state's disaster response and recovery system, philanthropy's role in the system, and additional questions the working group would like to explore. Lunch is generously being provided by Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies.

The panel will include:

  • Denise Morgan Gilliam, Philanthropic Advisor, Federal Emergency Management Agency Region (FEMA)
  • Rick Larkin, President, Association of Minnesota Emergency Managers (AMEM)
  • John Moore, Recovery & Mitigation Branch Director, Minnesota's Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM)
  • Dan Christopulos, President, Minnesota Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (MNVOAD)
  • Jim Nobles, Legislative Auditor, Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor 

The Minnesota Disaster Philanthropy Working Group is focused on: 

  • Engaging in peer learning and networking to support knowledge, skills, effectiveness, and best practices that support disaster and community resiliency-focused grantmaking

  • Providing coaching and mutual aid to peer funders around disaster philanthropy

  • Developing relationships and partnerships with other relevant players in the disaster response and resiliency space

  • Promoting awareness about how grantmakers can engage in addressing disasters among other grantmakers

  • Identifying gaps or opportunities in systems and offering advice about useful reforms and sharing these findings with MCF’s government relations and public policy committee

The working group’s activities are inspired by and complement the purpose and work of the ten-state PPREP (Philanthropy Preparedness, Resiliency & Emergency Partnership) learning cohort facilitated by The Funders Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy.

This working group is for MCF members interested in disaster and community resiliency. This is a MCF member-only meeting.

Register by: August 18, 2017

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