National Teleconference on Japan Earthquake Recovery


Southern California Grantmakers will be hosting a teleconference on how grantmakers can respond to the disaster in Japan, Relief and Recovery: What Grantmakers Need to Know About Japan, on Tuesday, June 14 at 1 pm EST. SCG has partnered with Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington, Northern California Grantmakers, Philanthropy Northwest, and San Diego Grantmakers, to present this program.  It is open to all members of regional associations.  Your members can register online at no charge.

Program Description

Japan’s nonprofit sector plays a very different role than in the United States, and understanding that role helps explain the limitations and opportunities for charitable giving in Japan.

In the aftermath of the multiple disasters that struck the island nation in March, many grantmakers monitoring the situation are wondering how to best help Japan, particularly efforts to transition from supporting immediate relief to long-term recovery efforts.

SCG is pleased to offer a national teleconference on Japanese civil society and the challenges and opportunities of international grantmaking. This program will be directly relevant to grantmakers interested in supporting Japan’s recovery efforts and will provide valuable insights for those interested in disaster relief grantmaking and a comparative understanding of an international nonprofit structure.

Two expert presenters with direct experience in Japan and its relief efforts will present an update on the status of the country’s disaster recovery efforts. U.S.-Japan Council President Irene Hirano will share her perspective from the frontlines of the recovery strategy in Japan. GlobalGiving Foundation Co-Founder and President Mari Kuraishi will also share her expertise on Japanese civil society and strategies to ensure grant funds reach the best organizations to effectively support the recovery process. SCG Director of Programs and Member Services Angie Kim will moderate the teleconference.

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