Minnesota Disaster Philanthropy Working Group Meeting: State, Community, and Philanthropic Roles in Long-Term Recovery

Thursday, August 9, 2018
10:00am - 2:00pm CDT
McKnight Foundation, 710 S 2nd St #400, Minneapolis, MN 55401

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It’s time to take a deep dive into the topic of long-term disaster recovery. Please join us for a meeting of the Minnesota Disaster Philanthropy Working Group. Long-term disaster recovery was identified by the working group in 2017 as an area for potential improvement in Minnesota’s disaster system. We’ll explore how the state of Minnesota, local communities, and philanthropy can support long-term recovery efforts.

The meeting will also include a discussion and updates around two other areas of interest identified by the group in 2017 – expanding 211 for reporting home damages after a disaster and MN Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (MN VOAD) sustainability. We'll also learn from working group members engaged in Philanthropy Preparedness, Resiliency & Emergency Partnership (PPREP), discussing key takeaways from the May PPREP convening on land use and the built environment. Lastly, we'll look ahead to the group’s December 6 meeting, which will focus on systems change and public policy opportunities in Minnesota’s disaster system, as well as how MCF can best support and engage its members when a disaster strikes.

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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