Tools for Giving

maximize the impact of charitable giving by not making unsolicited-donations

Maximize the impact of charitable giving by not making unsolicited-donations

 

ToolKitWelcome 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:

For Individuals

Arm yourself with the knowledge and tools to give more effectively after a disaster, helping to best save lives and reduce human suffering.

Tools for Individuals

For Organizations

Tools for Organizations

You can help save lives and reduce human suffering after disasters by sharing proven guidance within your community, schools, parishes, sororities and fraternities.

Donations Registry

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.

Register Here

Share Your Donations Stories

Many Americans like to join efforts to provide immediate relief and longer-term restoration in disaster-affected communities.

Share Your Story

Tools for Effective Giving

  • Greatest Good Calculator

    sending bottled water overseas can be 1,000x more expensive than producing drinkable water locally

    MAKE YOUR GOOD
    AS GREAT AS POSSIBLE

  • Disaster Relief Toolkit

    download tools to effectively communicate the benefits of monetary donations

    HELP YOUR ORGANIZATION SPREAD THE WORD

  • 2015 PSAID Winners

    PSAid contestants submit compelling PSAs encouraging Americans to practice Smart Compassion when helping people affected by emergencies overseas

    GET INSPIRED