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maximize the impact of charitable giving by not making unsolicited-donationsWelcome to USAID CIDI’s Smart Compassion Tool Kit! And thank you for your interest in making a big, positive difference in the lives of people who are affected by disasters. The desire to help is an important first step. Desire plus information enables you to maximize your benevolence – to people affected by disasters, the relief workers who help them, and response operations overall. Knowledge is the key to this multiplier effect, and this tool kit gives you what you need to be a practitioner and an ambassador of Smart Compassion.

You can help to save lives and reduce human suffering after disasters by sharing proven guidance within your community, schools, parishes, sororities and fraternities about needs-based assistance and how Smart Compassion does more good for more people more quickly and with less hassle and expense for donors and relief workers. Sound good? It is enormously good. Here are a few tools to get started:

Know what relief workers know

  • Read USAID CIDI’s Fact Sheet to learn more about the surprising impacts of disaster donations and how to implement the best giving practices on behalf of survivors.
  • Have a question? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. If you don’t find your answer there, feel free to email USAID CIDI or call our hotline at 202.821.1999.

Enlighten others

  • Use our template to write a letter to the editor when you read articles in your neighborhood newsletters, community newspapers, or national newspapers about individuals or organizations who are donating unrequested material items. They want to do what’s best, and you can tell them how!

Repurpose with a purpose

These tools in your hands can make a positive difference for people affected by disasters, and for others like you who want to help. Thank you for partnering with us and with relief workers everywhere to save lives and reduce human suffering all over the world.


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Customizable Print Public Service Announcements

Add details on about your own fundraising event and add your organization’s logo to these customizable PSAs.

Customizable PSA

NOTE: Click in the area above the USAID CIDI logo to add your own text, or to the right of the logo to add an image. Then save the PDF to your computer to save the details. These are sized to easily print on a home or office printer.

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