Managing risk and due diligence in a disaster context

Host Organization: Center for Disaster Philanthropy


The Center for Disaster Philanthropy is hosting a webinar to help grantmakers balance the IRS due diligence requirements for grants with the need to move swiftly and minimize the burden on grantee partners during a disaster.

Moderated by CDP’s Chief Financial Officer, Jennifer Commander, the panel will discuss how foundations and other institutional donors can think differently about risk. Speakers will explore the legalities of grantmaking, including what is and isn’t required and how simplifying the requirements can increase equity for communities of color.

At the end of the webinar, grantmakers will:

  1. Be aware of how a typical grantmaking process may create systemic barriers and bottlenecks for communities of color, and learn about examples to reduce them.
  2. Understand the different requirements for due diligence and expenditure responsibility processes.
  3. Discover opportunities to accept more risks and disrupt traditional models of grantmaking that exist within their organization.

While primarily aimed at funders, it may also be of interest to emergency managers, academics, disaster responders and NGO staff interested in or working on disasters and other crises.

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