Posts by Robert G. Ottenhoff

Lessons from the Flint Water Crisis: An Interview with Mott Foundation’s Ridgway White

Posted by Robert G. Ottenhoff and Ridgway White on February 21, 2019

The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation’s decisive role in working to alleviate the Flint water crisis serves as a model of foundation leadership after a catastrophic event. Though Flint’s disaster was man-made, there are lessons in rapid response, collaboration and visionary grantmaking that are relevant to funders of all types of disasters.

2017 Disaster Data Demands Shift in Funding Focus

Posted by Robert G. Ottenhoff on August 9, 2018

During times of disaster, CDP provides frequent updates on private giving to help you determine how much your organization should donate and which grantees and activities you might want to support.

Why Support for Long-term Harvey Recovery is So Vital

Posted by Robert G. Ottenhoff on November 17, 2017

For every day of immediate relief, there are at least ten days required for mid-term recovery and at least 100 days for long-term recovery. Based on that estimate, people will be recovering from hurricane Harvey for at least three years and probably longer.

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