Minnesota Disaster Philanthropy Working Group Meeting

Thursday, December 6, 2018
10:00am - 2:00pm CST
The Caboose, 1045 Craig Ave, Tracy, MN 56175

Local disasters are an unfortunate reality every year. MCF members and the communities they serve are affected, and it’s critical to be prepared. This year, severe storms and flooding are impacting much of southern Minnesota, including Tracy, MN, located in the Southwest Initiative Foundation's region.

Our December Minnesota Disaster Philanthropy Working Group meeting will take place in Tracy, MN and will give members a chance to put their disaster knowledge and expertise in action. During the second half of our meeting, the working group will be joined by those leading the response and long-term recovery efforts in Tracy.  The working group will be invited to provide some experience-based consultation to help address immediate questions or challenges, and any questions about what may be coming next. A lot of members of the working group have direct disaster experience, and this will be a chance to provide some on-the-ground consultation to a community in the midst of response and recovery. This is a great opportunity for peer learning in an applied context.

The rest of the meeting will be a discussion about what systems members would like to see MCF put in place as its “disaster playbook” that it draws upon to respond when members step into being partners to address disasters in the communities they serve. We'll also discuss plans for a disaster workshop at the January MCF conference.

We'll also learn from working group members engaged in Philanthropy Preparedness, Resiliency & Emergency Partnership (PPREP), discussing key takeaways from the fall PPREP convening on public policy and systems change.

The meeting will take place at The Caboose; lunch will be served at the meeting. Please bring $10 to cover the cost of lunch.

Suggested hotel [if needed]: Sleep Inn & Suites Marshall

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.

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