Global Philanthropic Inc. (Canada) is pleased to release the third in its series of Knowledge Creation Reports: A Rallying Framework for Impact and Change: The UN Sustainable Development Goals in the Canadian Fundraising Landscape by Dionne Malcolm and Igor Osipov.
Using a variety of research methods, Global set out to understand the role UNSDGs are playing within the Canadian fundraising landscape today, seven years after their creation. Through survey data, interviews and research from organizations across the country, varying in size, scope and mission, we are able to paint a qualitative and quantitative picture of how SDGs have begun to permeate the work in philanthropic fundraising. We also gathered case studies and quotes on how fundraisers and fundraising organizations can meaningfully use the SDGs to benefit the work they do now, and in the future.
Through our work on this report, we uncovered compelling rationale for the use of SDGs within the business of fundraising, such as: deepening our mission authenticity and organizational transparency, aligning more closely with the goals of private/corporate foundations (potentially increasing our partnership opportunities), using our investment strategies to exponentially increase the impact of our work, and decreasing our impact on our local environments through sustainability practices in events and marketing.
From the strategic view of senior leadership to the day-to-day operations of portfolio fundraisers, SDGs are becoming the lens through which we can align, promote, and inform the work we do in the Canadian philanthropic sector with stakeholders, funders, partners, and donors.
This report gives readers a snapshot of the role SDGs play today, and provides tangible examples and corresponding tips on how fundraisers and fundraising organizations are leveraging SDGs in their business practices, to help build capacity that will move the needle on these goals both globally, and close to home.
Click here to access the English report. It is available in French on November 30th, 2022.