This paper calls on the philanthropic community to take full advantage of the occasion of the first World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) in May 2016 to adapt and improve how it contributes its share of the global response to humanitarian crises—with respect to both natural and man-made disasters and to conflicts. While the target audience for this paper is the philanthropic community and its closest partners, we hope it will also be of interest to other stakeholders committed to this important issue.

In addition to reading this report, we recommend Alliance Magazine’s recent article on the “World Humanitarian Summit: Philanthropy’s presence and potential.”