Tag: disasters

  • The unfair truth about disaster fundraising

    Civil Society Fundraising Blog reports on a UK study that found something that won’t surprise experienced fundraisers: Victim blaming: why donors care less about wars than earthquakes. That’s right: When it comes to humanitarian disasters, donors are much more likely to give when the disaster is natural than when it’s manmade. Last year’s quake in…

  • Fundraising for the Nepal quake and other disasters

    Yesterday’s deadly earthquake in Nepal is a fundraising event for some organizations. Following are some comments on this disaster and disasters in general from a fundraising point of view. Let me warn you that there are capricious and unfair elements to disaster fundraising, just as with the disasters themselves. I don’t like these things any…

  • In fundraising, not all disasters are equal

    If so many people respond to the earthquake in Haiti, why don’t they respond to other tragedies? I’ve spent a long time doing fundraising projects in response to disasters. Turns out there are answers to that question. They aren’t very satisfying answers. You see, not all disasters motivate compassion equally. And the difference in response…