Storify: SDG Philanthropy Platform Launch Event in India

24-1-2017 Mumbai, India

High-level roundtable on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) -Philanthropy Platform Imperial Hall, The Taj Mahal Palace, Apollo Bunder, Colaba, Mumbai, Tuesday, 24th January 2017.

High-level Roundtable on the SDG Philanthropy Platform, Mumbai

24-1-2017 Mumbai, India

The SDG Philanthropy Platform and partners will host a high-level Roundtable on the SDGs and philanthropy in India on the 24th of January 2017, in Mumbai, India's financial hub. The event will be attended by a wide range of stakeholders and partners including government, private sector and philanthropy, and moderated by Heather Grady, Vice President, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.

Ruchi Mohanty, Partnerships & Engagement Specialist of UNDP India, Jaco Cilliers, UNDP India Country Director, and Radhika Shah, Platform Advisor and Co-President of Stanford A&E will participate in and share perspectives at the event, along with Indian philanthropists including Paula Mariwala, Founder & Co-President at Stanford A & E India, and foundation leadership including Pragnya Ram, Group Executive President at Aditya Birla Group.

WingsForum 2017 – Critical Philanthropy: Addressing Complexity, Challenging Ourselves

22-2-2017 to 24-2-2017 Mexico City

What is WINGSForum about?
WINGSForum, WINGS’ flagship event, brings together a globally diverse group of senior staff of philanthropy support organizations and leaders in philanthropy to share knowledge, network, and advance effective philanthropy worldwide.Held every three years, WINGSForum has become the premier event in the global philanthropy community. Focused on identifying new innovations in the sector, WINGSForum was designed as a peer learning experience where philanthropy leaders could share practical lessons and inspiration from their work.

What to expect from  WINGSForum 2017?
WINGSForum 2017 will provide an opportunity for reflection on the state of affairs in our field and on the dynamics of power, money and participation. Given the urgency of global crises and challenges to civil society, we must harness the potential of philanthropy, in all its diversity, for a more inclusive, equitable world. The upcoming forum will set the stage and provide an environment that helps facilitate, support, and encourage innovative and thoughtful discussions on recognising the potential to influence social change; challenging current models and practices of philanthropy; creating the conditions for philanthropy to thrive.WINGSForum 2017 will be held from 22-24 February 2017 in Mexico City at the Hilton Mexico City Reforma. A primary financial, political and cultural center of Latin America, Mexico City will be a wonderful backdrop for our global community of philanthropy influencers.

SDG Philanthropy Platform Supports Effective Development Co-operation Summit during HLM2 in Kenya

28-11-2016 to 1-12-2016 Nairobi, Kenya

Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC), Nairobi, 28th November – 1st December

The SDG Philanthropy Platform Kenya will actively participate in the HLM2 summit in Nairobi, Kenya (November 28 - December 01), under the auspices of The Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation. The Platform will lead a session on the Catalytic Role of Philanthropy in Africa (29 November), as part of the larger OECD-organized Philanthropy Forum. Arif Neky, National Coordinator of the SDG Philanthropy Platform in Kenya, will also join Inclusive and Effective Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships: How to strengthen ownership, results, transparency and mutual accountability (November 30), showcasing the Platform’s achievements in Kenya. The Platform Kenya will join How Can Foundations Better Collaborate with Governments? From Evidence to Action (December 01), outlining the Platform’s support for the Guidelines for Effective Philanthropic Engagement (GEPE) initiative, implemented under OECD netFWD in collaboration with the East African Association of Grantmakers (EAAG) as well as two events in promoting Primary Health Care partnerships across Kenya and on inclusive business led by the Business Call to Action.

For more information please visit : http://effectivecooperation.org/2016/11/information-about-hlm2s-side-events-parliamentary-forum-and-the-civil-society-forum-are-now-online/

Follow the discussion on Twitter: @PhilSDGs  @UNDPKenya  @DevCooperation

SDG Philanthropy Platform as #GivingTuesday featured partner by CAF America

21-11-2016 to 25-11-2016

#GivingTuesday, held on November 29, 2016, is a global day dedicated to philanthropy. In the lead up to the celebration of this day, SDG Philanthropy Platform partner CAF America will highlight the most innovative programs and projects initiated by corporate donors active in the philanthropic landscape in order to inspire and encourage impactful giving.

The role of the SDG Philanthropy Platform to catalyze philanthropic partnerships for global development is to be highlighted during the campaign and highlighted at the CAF America website.

See http://www.cafamerica.org/sdg-philantrhopy-platform/ and https://www.givingtuesday.org

Follow the conversation at @CAFAmerica@PhilSDGs

 

Convergence: Philanthropy as a Partner in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

21-9-2016 Ford Foundation

In this month, world leaders will meet once again in New York for the United Nations General Assembly opening week and other key events, considering challenges and concerting action for the year to come. The world is half a year into the implementation phase of Agenda 2030 - the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - whose ambitious timeline for achievement is less than a generation. The SDG Philanthropy Platform and our expanding network of partners are organizing a side event during the opening week of the UN General Assembly to learn, exchange and partnership-building around the SDGs agenda. This year, the focus will be on how, in these crucial first two years, we can build the foundation for solid progress and ensure no one is left behind. We will bring together leaders in government, philanthropy, the UN system, civil society and business to explore themes including promoting inclusion, reducing inequality, women’s empowerment, education, and approaches to the SDGs like better data systems and impact investing. The convening will also emphasize the ‘universality’ agenda and what it means for SDG planning in the US and Europe, and what governments can do to create an enabling environment for the philanthropy sector and grantees.

The event is now fully booked. Please see below the agenda of the event. Also, please sign up to SDGfunders newsletters for information on upcoming events.

Paris Climate Change Agreement Ratification Event

21-9-2016 UN Headquarters

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited leaders from all countries to attend a special event on 21 September 2016 at UN Headquarters in New York from 8:00-9:00am to deposit their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession to the Paris Agreement on climate change. The event will also provide an opportunity to other countries to publicly commit to joining or ratifying the agreement before the end of 2016. The agreement will enter into force 30 days after at least 55 countries, accounting for 55 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, deposit their instruments of ratification or acceptance with the Secretary-General. It is expected that the September event will help efforts to secure early entry into force of the agreement.
At the request of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, UN-NGLS is leading a process for civil society to apply to attend this event as observers.

Civil society representatives that work on climate change mitigation or adaptation interested in attending this event may apply here:

http://bit.ly/21Sept2016-Paris-Agreement-CSO-Apply
Travel funding is not available from the UN for this event.

DEADLINE: 12 September 2016

Private companies interested in attending this event, please apply via Global Compact. Instructions are available here:

http://bit.ly/21Sept2016-Paris-Agreement-GlobalCompact

Convergence: Philanthropy as a Partner in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals - UN General Assembly Opening Week Side Event

21-9-2016 New York, NY

UN General Assembly Opening Week Side Event - September 21, 8:15 am – 2:00 pm event ‘Convergence: Philanthropy as a Partner in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals’, with Ford Foundation. The SDG Philanthropy Platform and our expanding network of partners invites you to join us for a day of learning, exchange and partnership-building around the SDGs agenda. This year, the focus will be on how, in these crucial first two years, we can build the foundation for solid progress and ensure no one is left behind. We will bring together leaders in government, philanthropy, the UN system, civil society and business to explore themes including promoting inclusion, reducing inequality, women’s empowerment, education, and approaches to the SDGs like better data systems and impact investing. The convening will also emphasize the ‘universality’ agenda and what it means for SDG planning in the US and Europe, and what governments can do to create an enabling environment for the philanthropy sector and grantees.

United Nations Summit for Refugees and Migrants

19-9-2016 New York, NY

This is the first time the united Nations General Assembly has called for a summit at the Heads of State and Government level on large movements of refugees and migrants and it is a historic opportunity to come up with a blueprint for a better international response. The Summit will be attended by heads of state and government, Ministers, and leaders from the UN System, civil society, private sector, international organizations, academia, and beyond in alignment with the General Assembly resolution establishing the summit’s modalities. But there will be many more people who will be following the Summit through the Internet, social media, and a myriad of related events taking place around the world, with the Summit webcast live on webtv.un.org. SDG Philanthropy Platform continues to engage more foundations committed to advance humanitarian work to attend the summit in September.
Learn more: https://refugeesmigrants.un.org/summit

World Humanitarian Day

19-8-2016

This annual event recognizes aid workers worldwide who provide critical assistance to people affected by crisis. This year’s theme, “One Humanity,” marks the collective commitments made by the UN and its partners during the World Humanitarian Summit earlier this year to ensure that aid workers can safely and more effectively deliver to those in need. Follow the SDG Philanthropy Platform online as we highlight the work of foundations to support the SDGs and global humanitarian action using the hashtags #WorldHumanitarianDay and #ShareHumanity.

High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

11-7-2016 to 20-7-2016 New York, NY

The High Level Political Forum is the United Nations' central platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. This Forum, which adopts a Ministerial Declaration, is expected to provide political leadership, guidance, and recommendations on the 2030 Agenda's implementation; keep track of progress towards the SDGs; spur coherent policies informed by evidence, science, and country experiences; as well as address new and emerging issues. The SDG Philanthropy Platform, as a vehicle for multi-stakeholder partnerships to propel the global sustainable development agenda, will be featured during the official meetings. The Platform's publication Converging Interests: Philanthropy-Government Collaboration to Achieve the SDGs will be officially announced at the Partnership Exchange event on July 18.

European Offices and Funding: Options for US NGOs

28-6-2016

Is your organization considering opening up a European office? Would you like to learn how to diversify your funding to include European donors, such as DFID, EU, and SIDA? 

Join an informative workshop on the benefits and challenges of opening up an office in Europe on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 from 1:30- 3:30 PM. This event will be hosted at InterAction (1400 16th St, NW, Suite 210, DC) and be facilitated by Alexander Knapp, Chief Executive, AKCGlobal Group.

The workshop will cover:

  • Advantages and disadvantages of a European presence/office
  • The largest European donors, their priorities and opportunities to access them
  • A city-by-city tour of international development hubs in Europe
  • An overview of European networks and ‘multipliers’ for NGOs in development
  • A case study of practical options in the UK/London; including:
    • Formal and informal routes to the DFID and EU donor markets
    • Legal incorporation options (from for-profit, to social enterprise, to charity)
    • Operational options for representation (from part-time consultant to four-person office)
    • Business development strategies and ‘lessons-learned’ from other NGOs

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/european-offices-and-funding-options-for-us-ngos-tickets-25926559036

Questions: Contact Alexander Knapp, aknapp@akc.global

YPC 2016 International Conference: Building Tomorrow, Together: The Future of Philanthropy

7-7-2016 to 9-7-2016 Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® in Anaheim, CA

The conference will be held July 7-9, 2016 at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® in Anaheim, CA for youth philanthropists (ages 8-21) and the adults who support them. Along with workshops on basics in philanthropy, YPC will be focusing on innovations in philanthropy and the next generation of philanthropists.
Online registration has closed.  If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Katherine at call/text (818-860-2972) or Katherine@fcfox.org.

 

Webinar: How to Connect Your Work to the Sustainable Development Goals

30-6-2016

2:00-3:00 pm ET | Free

The SDGs provide a unified global development agenda with indicators of change that will quickly become important measures of impact for philanthropic organizations working in related issue areas. Join panelists from USAID, the UN Development Programme, and Foundation Center to learn more about the SDGs, discover ways to connect local and regional work to global development, and understand how your grantmaking can play an important role in this worldwide effort.

To register, please visit GrantSpace.

2016 International Grantmaking Symposium

10-5-2016 to 15-5-2016 United Nations Headquarters, New York

Presented by CAF America and UNDP, the International Grantmaking Symposium is a two-day educational training for nonprofits, corporate foundations, and corporations interested in international giving. This year’s Symposium will feature speakers and panelists from the philanthropic sector and beyond, and explore the critical role of international grantmaking in achieving global progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals. During a series of interactive workshops and presentations, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the rules and norms regulating international grantmaking, the roles of philanthropy and business as drivers of change, and the best tools for measuring impact.

Side Event at the World Humanitarian Summit

23-5-2016 to 24-5-2016

The SDG Philanthropy Platform along with partners such as the Humanitarian Forum, the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists, and the Government of Romania will convene at a side event during the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) in Istanbul, Turkey. As part of the Platform’s objective to identify opportunities and best practices for philanthropy in addressing conflict and disasters, this event will engage stakeholders in the Global South that are working to advance humanitarian action. For more information, please contact philanthropy@undp.org.

Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) 2016 Conference

23-5-2016 to 25-5-2016

AVPN’s annual conference brings together leaders from philanthropy and the global social impact community. This year’s event, to be held in Hong Kong from May 23 to May 25, will address how social investing is shaping different regions in Asia. Among many conference highlights, an Investment Showcase will give 30 social impact organizations the opportunity to present their work to an audience of potential funders and partners. In addition, featured sessions will address issues including poverty alleviation, engaging the next generation of social investors, and philanthropy’s role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.