Here's how disaster recovery at GlobalGiving works: the GlobalGiving community is made up of large and small nonprofits from 170+ countries. When disasters strike, we are committed to connecting donors to vetted organizations that are immediately responding to needs in the impacted communities. We often support international or regional first responders in the initial stages of relief. However, we believe local, community-led organizations are best positioned to assess and respond to needs in the medium- and long-term, so we listen carefully to what these local leaders deem most critical. Our view is that community-led organizations possess critical knowledge about their communities and can nimbly and effectively navigate unique dynamics in their region. Getting funds to them benefits communities directly, quickly, and with longer-term impact. Learn more about our approach.
Read more about how this approach has helped after other disasters:
- In Nick Kristof's NY Times column: To Help Typhoon Survivors, Go Local
- In Forbes: A Year Later in Japan: GlobalGiving and the Long Road
- In the GlobalGiving Learn Library: Disasters and Development: Reflections from the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan