• Sarah Greenberg

    I believe we should view this as many intermediaries and philanthropies viewed Katrina – as an opportunity to build local capacity to recover and rebuild the local economy. Capacity building efforts – including training and technical assistance – can be costly and time-consuming but they are a “gift that keeps on giving” because they leave the community in a better position to respond to the needs of its own residents in the future. Every crisis is an opportunity to increase local and regional resilience and self-sufficiency.