Global Perspectives on Philanthropy and Public Good

Philanthropic Response to Disasters: Gifts, Givers and Consequences, First Edition
Contributions by Myles McGregor-Lowndes, Wendy Scaife, Michael Moran, Krystian Seibert, Graham Dwyer, Jeff Schlegelmilch, Greg Witkowski, Megan Conway, Kristen Pue, edited by Alexandra Williamson, Diana Leat, Susan D. Phillips


Hardback | Mar 2023 | Policy Press | 9781447362531 | 200pp | 234x156mm | RFB | AUD$185.00, NZD$215.00

When disaster strikes, our instinctive response is to make things better, not only as individuals but also as groups, organisations, communities and major institutions within society.

With increasing climate-related disasters and the potential for future global pandemics, philanthropy will continue to play an essential role. Yet our knowledge of how philanthropic responses to disasters are motivated, organised and received is fragmented.

This book is a step toward curating our existing knowledge in the emerging field of ‘disaster philanthropy’ and to building a robust base for future research, practice and public policy.

The authors highlight unknowns and ambiguities, extensions and unexplored spaces, and challenges and paradoxes. Above all, they recognise that philanthropic responses to disasters are complex, conditional and subject to change.