In collaboration with governmental and nongovernmental partners (ex. American 501(c)3 nonprofits), the Department of State should develop an integrated "acquisition and procurement" platform for international disaster response. Modeled on Recovery.Gov, the platform should support the unique needs of the international disaster response community, especially financial and gift-in-kind donations (ex. materials or personnel) requested by nonprofit disaster response organizations. By doing so, the site will foster rapid collaboration between foundations, corporations, and private donors and the on-the-ground American disaster responders; thereby improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the entire international disaster response effort.
Idea No. 30