Blog Posts and Articles

Interview: Hilton Foundation President and CEO Peter Laugharn

12-10-2017

Global Impact, Blackbaud, Council on Foundations, & Foundation Center Partner to Promote Global Goals Mapping: A Resource for Social Good Organizations

19-9-2017

Organizations can now map their gifts, employee volunteer hours and donations to the SDGs

The Stories Behind the Data

15-9-2017

Bill and Melinda Gates show that data matters. The world has been on an incredible path of progress – in our lifetimes we have witnessed the biggest decrease in poverty, disease and child deaths. But progress is not inevitable. The current global political upheaval threatens development budgets and puts at risk the phenomenal progress achieved to date. To meet the Global Goals, it will take commitment and perseverance, continued investments and innovation; but most importantly it will take leadership at every level.

Strengthening Partnerships between Philanthropy Actors in Indonesia for SDGs Achievement

22-8-2017

Even though it has been two years since the start of the SDG implementation process, many still do not know and understand what it entails. This has prompted Filantropi Indonesia to educate and campaign for SDGs to a wider audience outside Jakarta through Philanthropy Forum Learning on SDGs (PLF on SDGs) Roadshow, with a special theme “SDGs as Capacity Building and Partnership Development Tools”. The roadshow will be held in 7 cities within five different islands: Banjarmasin (South Kalimantan), Makassar (South Sulawesi), Denpasar (Bali), Surabaya (East Java), Yogyakarta (DIY), Jambi (Jambi), and Palembang (South Sumatera).

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Events

Concept for Innovative Health Sector Financing: the Rwanda Treasury & Health Bond

13-10-2017 to 13-10-2017 Geneva Social Good Summit

The Rwanda Treasury & Health Bond (RTHB) is an innovative financing mechanism developed and marketed by the Rwanda Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MINECOFIN) and the National Bank of Rwanda and in consultation with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) and the support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).The Rwanda Treasury & Health Bond aims to unlock additional funding to the Rwanda health sector.

Click here for more information: Rwanda Treasury & Health Bond Sweep Concept

Strengthening Local Communities to Achieve Global Goals

4-8-2017 to 4-8-2017 Hotel Chaco 2000 Bellamah Ave Albuquerque, NM 87104

The Council on Foundations, Philanthropy Southwest, and Albuquerque Community Foundation are excited to co-host a meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico on August 4, 2017 to discuss how work already underway across the Southwest supports achieving the universal Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Register for free here.

OVERVIEW

There are significant challenges facing communities in the Southwest, including racial inequality in education, economic opportunities and health outcomes.

The Council on Foundations, Philanthropy Southwest, and Albuquerque Community Foundation are excited to co-host a meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico on August 4, 2017 to discuss how work already underway across the Southwest supports achieving the universal Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. This set of 17 global goals was adopted by 193 countries, including the United States, in 2015. Mayors around the U.S. have agreed to implement these goals in their cities alongside federal agencies, all working towards ending extreme poverty and leaving no one behind in a more equitable America by 2030.

As American philanthropy grapples with local challenges, how do our solutions and experiences link to challenges elsewhere around the globe? We will discuss how these global goals can enhance domestic programs in the United States, and how funders in the Southwest can develop innovative approaches and partnerships to impact local challenges.

This event will be the sixth location in a national dialogue with local philanthropy on the SDGs, following convenings in 2015 and 2016 in Little Rock, San Francisco, New York City, Jacksonville and Minneapolis. These meetings led to our 2016 report, From Global Goals to Local Impact: How philanthropy can help achieve the SDGs in the U.S. This event was developed in partnership with the SDG Philanthropy Platform and the Foundation Center.

AGENDA

Morning discussions will highlight ongoing efforts of Southwest philanthropy, present new research on needs in the region and analyses of local challenges, and discuss the broader context of the SDGs in the US and around the world.

The afternoon will feature deep-dive conversations around specific areas of ongoing work in the region, exploring how funders can undertake new approaches and partnerships to reaching ambitious targets locally, specifically linked to inequality, workforce development and economic security, and health.

SPEAKERS

Additional speakers to be announced.

3rd West Africa Civil Society Policy Dialogue Series for 2017

21-6-2017 to 23-6-2017 University of Ghana Business School

The 3rd West Africa Civil Society Policy Dialogue Series for 2017 on the theme: Mobilizing African Giving to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa.
The policy dialogue will be held in conjunction with International Society for Third Sector Research Africa Network (ISTRAN) Conference from 21st to 23rd June. The dialogue will explore ways through which giving in Africa can be harnessed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It will examine the current context of giving in Africa and propose strategies for ensuring its effective contribution to sustainable development.

Pearl Darko, from the SDG Philanthropy Platform will join other panelists on this event. As a speaker, she will shed light on the work of the SDGs Philanthropy Platform in Ghana and the challenges affecting local resource mobilization for the global agenda. 

 
Theme: Mobilising African giving to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa
Date: 22 June 2017
Time: 10am – 12:30pm
Venue: University of Ghana Business School, Graduate Building, Accra
RSVP by emailing Regina Baiden at rbaiden@wacsi.orgFor further enquiries about the policy dialogue, please email Omolara Balogun, Head of Policy Influencing and Advocacy Unit at obalogun@wacsi.org or call +233 243746790.

European Venture Philanthropy Association Webinar

14-6-2017 to 14-6-2017 Webinar

In this 10th session of the EU Webinar Series, EVPA will demonstrate venture philanthropy and social investment as a potent instrument for advancing the SDGs, due to its highly effective, accountable and sustainable nature.

Practitioners from the sector representing different institutions will discuss their distinct approaches to pursuing the SDGs, thus shedding light on the various ways that VP/SI can be harnessed. The speakers will also share their experiences and insights as to what further measures are needed, in particular at the policy level, to facilitate, incentivise and hold to account private capital flows into SDGs.

Speakers:

  • Karen Wilson – GV Partners & OECD
  • Rina Kupferschmid Rojas – UBS Wealth Management
  • Fabio Segura – Jacobs Foundation
  • Speaker to be confirmed – Danone

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