Center for Disaster Philanthropy: Maximizing support to minimize impact

When disaster strikes, people generously open their wallets and a flood of donations are made to help  impacted communities. But when the initial media frenzy dies down and coverage of the event slows, so too does the support, although it will be required for a long time to come. That’s where the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) steps in, by helping donors understand the need for long-term recovery dollars to help communities better plan for and respond to disasters in the most cost effective way.

CDP retained Metropolitan Group to provide strategic communication support for audience engagement, content development and dissemination, speaking opportunities and media relations. Most recently, we helped CDP manage sponsorship of the National Building Museum’s new exhibit Designing for Disaster, a signature exhibit, which examines various disaster types and demonstrates how communities can structure their environments to help mitigate their impact. The exhibit will be featured through Aug. 2, 2015.