In 2015, United Nations member countries adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals target economic, social and environmental development as they strive to end global poverty, protect our planet and ensure no one is left behind.
In order to achieve these goals, we must first start at the local level - that's where you come in! Nonprofit organizations, government, the private sector, civil society, and people like you must take leadership in addressing these issues locally.
With their focus on strengthening the social fabric of local communities and their power to convene stakeholders, community foundations play a vital role in driving progress toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, a report from the Council on Foundations argues. Community Foundations across the country have taken the lead on connecting what’s happening in our communities to the UN’s global agenda for action through Vital Signs reports.
In this interactive workshop JP Bervoets, Vice President, Community Foundations of Canada and Martha Powell, President & CEO, London Community Foundation will provide an introduction on the SDGs and how they can be localized. London Community Foundation’s Vital Signs report will be used as an example of how we can create a shared language, measure change and impact, and connect what’s happening locally to the global goals.
Through active discussion with local experts we will examine the most pressing issues in our community as identified by LCF’s Vital Signs report and explore how our work locally can be tied to the SDGs.
Hosted by Pillar Nonprofit Network and Innovation Works in partnership with London Community Foundation and Community Foundations of Canada, this workshop will offer an opportunity to explore how your organization can leverage its strengths to create a bigger local impact and contribute to this global initiative.