COVID-19 relief lessons from the fastest rapid response fund in the world

Quick is better than perfect

Why It Matters

Grantmakers, social finance organizations, and governments are gearing up to rapidly fund relief to social impact organizations. Future of Good asked the advice of Sean Lowrie, creator of the Start Fund: a global humanitarian response mechanism which disburses money in less than 72 hours. As we face this unprecedented crisis, how should funders create quicker mechanisms of disbursing capital?

var TRINITY_TTS_WP_CONFIG = {"cleanText":"COVID-19 relief lessons from the fastest rapid response fund in the world. \u201cPerfection is the enemy of the good when it comes to emergency management. Speed trumps perfection,\u201d said Dr Michael Ryan, Executive Director of the World Health Organization\u2019s Health Emergencies Program, at a briefing on the COVID-19 outbreak. \u201cBe fast and have no regrets,\u201d he said. Dr Ryan was calling on decision-makers in all sectors to be proactive in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. So how should the social sector heed these words? How can a sector that is broadly accustomed to slow grant processes and multi-year projects step up to rapidly fund responses to the COVID-19 crisis? Future of Good asked the thoughts of Sean Lowrie, creator and former dir

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