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Ben Smilowitz

Ben Smilowitz is the founder and executive director of the Disaster Accountability Project and

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  • Opinion

    Typical Post-Disaster Giving Practices Could Hamper Hurricane Ian Recovery

    Large relief organizations continue to receive the bulk of philanthropic funds following disasters despite well-documented evidence that they are least capable of providing help on the ground. Tapping into community foundations and identifying effective local nonprofits are far better strategies for getting dollars where they need to go.