Global Impact, Blackbaud, the Council on Foundations and the Foundation Center have partnered to develop a new resource to support organisations in aligning and tracking charitable giving to the United Nations (U.N.) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). More specifically, the creation of “Global Goals Mapping: A Resource for Social Good Organisations” supports goal 17, and aims to revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development.

Global Goals Mapping is a comprehensive resource list that maps giving and volunteerism using both the IRS National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) codes and the United Nations International Classification of Nonprofit Organisations (ICNPO) codes to classify the activity and programs of charities and connect them to the SDGs and related targets. It creates a shared alignment resource and common language to support all organisations across sectors in their efforts to map their contributions toward the SDGs.

“Global Goals Mapping will enhance the impact of efforts across an organisation by understanding the alignment of individual employee donations, volunteer hours and grants,” stated Scott Jackson, president and CEO of Global Impact. “By bringing four like-minded and highly respected organisations together in partnership, we can encourage, support, and drive strategic philanthropy for the social good community. Our hope is it will help organisations tell their complete story and illustrate their commitment to the SDGs.” 

The SDGs are a set of 17 interconnected global goals devoted to addressing hunger, poverty, health, equality, peace, justice.  Adopted in 2015 by 193 countries, including the United States, they serve as a call to action to governments, the private sector, foundations, nonprofits and individual change agents to make significant improvements in life, on land and under water by 2030. 

All four organisations will unite to promote Global Goals Mapping, and more broadly, the value of the SDGs as a framework through training, webinars and convenings. Based on their missions and expertise, each organisation has been integrating the resource into its offerings with a goal of improving funders’, companies’ and other stakeholders’ financial and human capital investments toward achieving the SDGs for a sustainable future. 

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