Alexander Díaz, Head of Crisis Response and Humanitarian Aid at, the philanthropic arm of Google, joined the Cause Talk Radio podcast to talk about how the company responds to crises and what other leaders can do to bolster their own programs.

He covered the following topics in the interview:

  • How Google responds to crises (and some of the criteria they use to make the decision)
  • The work that goes in before a disaster strikes (including anticipatory action)
  • How they help build resilient communities long after the news has left
  • How companies can bolster their own crisis or disaster response programs
  • The importance of building nonprofit partnerships proactively
  • The full spectrum of a crisis timeline and the need to diversify funding across the disaster cycle
  • How companies can leverage their various assets (not just cash)
  • The impact of coupling dollars with volunteering