Thursday, April 03, 2014
Mudslide Giving: To Make a Difference, Be Smart: The speed and content of news delivery has greatly affected charitable giving. Even if we are on the other side of the country, a mudslide in rural Washington state is figuratively right in our living room or smartphone just minutes after it happened, with images, data, and interviews with people on the scene. It is a little more than a week since the tragic Oso mudslide and, at least for me, grief has been growing with the reports of devastation, and as the number of dead and missing hits 40. This tragedy will be felt in that community for years, if not decades, to come.