Welcome 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. We have tools for individuals and organizations:
Arm yourself with the knowledge and tools to give more effectively after a disaster, helping to best save lives and reduce human suffering.
USAID CIDI recognizes the need for specialized volunteers and offers of commodities to be registered and made available to responding relief agencies for consideration. To channel the public’s generosity, USAID CIDI offers a database with offers of technical or commodity assistance.
Share Your Donations Stories
Many Americans like to join efforts to provide immediate relief and longer-term restoration in disaster-affected communities.
Tools for Effective Giving
sending bottled water overseas can be 1,000x more expensive than producing drinkable water locally
MAKE YOUR GOOD
AS GREAT AS POSSIBLE
download tools to effectively communicate the benefits of monetary donations
HELP YOUR ORGANIZATION SPREAD THE WORD
unneeded material donations can be converted into valuable charitable contributions