Both GuideStar and GlobalGiving are interested in highlighting the nonprofits and funders that have long been working to address the issues laid out in the Sustainable Development Goals agenda. Below is an introduction to GlobalGiving’s Global Goals initiative which aims to mobilize individual donors, corporations, and philanthropists to take action around these goals.
GlobalGiving recently launched a new initiative, GlobalGiving for Global Goals, in support of nonprofits around the world that are contributing toward the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As world leaders came together to commit to 17 Global Goals to end extreme poverty, fight inequality & injustice, and fix climate change during UN Week in New York, GlobalGiving is mobilizing individual donors, corporations, and philanthropists to take action around these goals.
The Millennium Development Goals, the predecessors to the SDGs, shaped the international development agenda over the past three decades. Since 1990, more than 1 billion people have been lifted out of extreme poverty, cutting the rate of poverty in half worldwide. But there is still much work to be done, and this time, the new SDGs aim to foster a more inclusive effort by governments, the private sector, and civil society to finish the job. GlobalGiving is supporting thousands of vetted nonprofit organizations around the world that have long been working to address the issues laid out by this new, more collaborative SDG agenda.
The new GlobalGiving Global Goals initiative features sustainable development projects that address each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. GlobalGiving has vetted each of the featured nonprofits, and they are among GlobalGiving’s highest-ranked organizations; those that are committed to learning and effectiveness.
“We believe that locally-driven organizations committed to listening to their communities are in a powerful position to make lasting change in regard to poverty, climate change, and inequality. The launch of the SDGs is a great opportunity to raise the profile of those local changemakers, and also to help individual and institutional donors identify opportunities to make meaningful contributions toward the goals,” said John Hecklinger, Chief Program Officer at GlobalGiving.
It is not only individuals who are interested in new ways to make strides toward the SDGs. Private companies, grantmakers, and other philanthropic organisation are also working with GlobalGiving to channel funding toward local projects addressing the goals. The SDG Philanthropy Platform aims to build a means for philanthropy to engage with, and participate more effectively in the Post-2015 Agenda, and amplify the voice and action of grantmakers and grantees in determining and achieving international targets and strategies. GlobalGiving is proud to partner with the SDG Philanthropy Platform to help philanthropists support effective development outcomes around the globe. Visit SDGfunders.org for more information.
Learn how you can get involved with the GlobalGiving Global Goals at globalgiving.org/sdg.
The preceding is a cross-post of a September 25th GlobalGiving blog post by the same name. To read the original article, click here. As Senior Manager of Marketing and Communications, Alison Carlman has the privilege of telling GlobalGiving's story and the stories of GlobalGiving's inspiring nonprofit partners. She's also on a team working to understand, measure, and accelerate GlobalGiving's social impact. What keeps her up at night is thinking about communicators' roles in international development. A Colorado native, Alison studied communication at Pepperdine University, was a Kiva Fellow in Kenya in 2009, and received her graduate degrees in community development and monitoring & evaluation from South Africa's Stellenbosch University. Alison is based in Denver and works out of the Posner Center for International Development, and is an advisor to Kupona Foundation. Follow her on twitter for musings on nonprofits, social media, maternal health, and parenting a toddler.