Bruce DeBoskey, a philanthropic strategist posits that community foundations will play a critical role in fulfilling the U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals. The SDG's provide a roadmap for addressing the challenges threatening billions of people across the globe.
Community foundations will play an important role in achieving the SDGs. Vikki Spruill, president and CEO of the Council on Foundations, puts it well:
"The 17 SDGs represent a global agenda. But they require local action to achieve them. Community foundations — place-based, grassroots organizations addressing local challenges — have been overlooked as a means to achieving the SDGs. There is a major opportunity before us to leverage their unmatched convening power and local knowledge to improve lives on a global scale."
Community foundations are uniquely positioned to play a critical role in achieving the SDGs – because they have the unrivaled power to convene key stakeholders in the community. Read the Entire Article
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