In his February Giving Compass blog post, a monthly blog with advice for philanthropists called Mutual Accountability, our chief executive David Bonbright discusses how local civil society and philanthropy organizations responded to voiced needs after Hurricane Maria, in Puerto Rico.
The Power of Community: Civic Renewal In Puerto Rico
After Hurricane Maria pulverized part of the Caribbean, and especially the island of Puerto Rico in 2017, many residents lost access to electricity, cell phone coverage, water, transport, health services, education, policing, virtually all government services, and livelihood activities – not just for hours, days and weeks, but months, and, for many, years.
Last month, I visited San Juan as part of Feedback Lab’s annual conference. It was the first time Feedback Labs has organized this event outside of Washington, DC. It did so because something extraordinary is happening here that all philanthropists should know more about. Continue reading…