The disaster relief work we have done following the April 2015 earthquake in Nepal has convinced Tewa and its sister organization Nagarik Aawaz (NA) of the value of altruism in philanthropy. When all is lost, funding is needed but without love and care, the trauma is less likely to be healed. We learned that this work, as Shakespeare's Portia remarks in The Merchant of Venice, 'is twice blest'. It benefits both the giver and receiver. Alliance issue: #ShiftThePower: The rise of community philanthropy, December 2016, Volume 21 , Number 4.