How to Use the Playbook

The Playbook’s information is organized around issues that correspond to many grantmaking areas of focus, such as housing, mental health and wellness, education, equity and more.

It is a collection of strategies, stories and resources compiled from the submissions of grantmakers nationwide. The goal is to advance learning and understanding on how the philanthropic sector can respond to and, in some cases, lead the recovery in their communities. The Playbook is also designed to help philanthropy implement lessons learned and preparedness practices to mitigate damage and loss of life when a disaster strikes their community.

With the “My Playbook” feature, choose from the broad scope of the Playbook’s contents to compile relevant strategies, stories and resources into your own Playbook. Curate them to suit your objectives and share them with your network or community.

Each of the pages under the Strategies, Collaboration, Impact Stories and Resources sections of this site contains the Save to My Playbook button:

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Clicking/tapping the Save to My Playbook button will save that page to your own customizable and shareable Playbook.

The following image is an example of a Strategy page with user-friendly features to ensure maximum ease of use.

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This tab allows you to log into and acccess your Playbook. Use this menu to navigate to the different sections of the page. Save this page to your own curatable Playbook. Share this article with your social networks. Look out for underlined text and hover for definitions or additional info. Download PDF’s and save to your computer.


Pages that you’ve saved to your Playbook are going to be saved in the My Playbook page, which you can get to through the My Playbook tab at the top right of all pages of this website. The following image is an example of a My Playbook page, which is also packed with user-friendly features.

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Edit and personalize your Playbook profile. Your saved articles and resources are shown as modules that link back to their respective pages. Share your curated Playbook with your colleagues. You have the ability to delete modules from your Playbook.


Call for Contributions

Contribute your strategies and best practices for inclusion in future updates to The Playbook. The Playbook will be updated with new information as it becomes available. National philanthropic colleagues, please send information on your innovative responses and lessons learned in response to disasters to playbook@disasterphilanthropy.org. Thank you.

Sign Up for The Playbook

Receive updates and customize your own disaster playbook. This website allows you to pick and choose from the broad scope of its contents, compile relevant strategies, stories and resources into your own Playbook, curate them to suit your objectives, and share them with your network or community.