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Global Impact, Blackbaud, Council on Foundations, & Foundation Center Partner to Promote Global Goals Mapping: A Resource for Social Good Organizations

Organizations can now map their gifts, employee volunteer hours and donations to the SDGs

Charleston, S.C. (September 19, 2017) — In collaborative partnership, Global Impact, Blackbaud, Council on Foundations and Foundation Center developed a new resource to support organizations 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 Organizations” supports goal 17, which is to revitalize 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 Organizations (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 organizations across sectors in their efforts to map their contributions toward the SDGs.

“Global Goals Mapping will enhance the impact of efforts across an organization 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 organizations together in partnership, we can encourage, support, and drive strategic philanthropy for the social good community. Our hope is it will help organizations tell their complete story and illustrate their commitment to the SDGs.”

  • Global Impact, whose mission is to build partnerships and resources for the world’s most vulnerable people, will utilize the mapping and other tools to turn corporate giving and employee engagement data into more powerful success stories. Through this partnership, Global Impact will be able to tie contributions to impacts, align corporate responsibility efforts across departments, and help companies and their employees better understand how their contributions are connected to a powerful, collective global agenda.
  • Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, mapped the SDGs to the taxonomy of its Blackbaud Outcomes cloud solution. As the first solution to integrate this type of common outcomes measurement language, Blackbaud Outcomes empowers funders and nonprofits to truly understand the impact they are making.
  • Council on Foundations, an active philanthropic network and nonprofit leadership association of grantmaking foundations and corporations, will use the tool and information to provide the opportunity, leadership and tools needed by organizations to expand, enhance and sustain their ability to advance the common good.
  • Foundation Center, an innovative nonprofit and leading source of worldwide philanthropic data and research, will utilize Global Goals Mapping as part of a broader ecosystem of resources,  which includes, to help funders and grantees better understand the SDGs.

The SDGs are a set of 17 interconnected global goals devoted to addressing hunger, poverty, health, equality, peace, justice and more that strive to “leave no one behind.” 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. The group’s goal is to provide a shareable resource for the entire social good community to utilize in aligning their grantmaking with the 17 goals and additional related targets.

“We are proud of the collaborative work that went into creating this resource,” said Kevin McDearis, chief products officer at Blackbaud. “By incorporating the Global Goals taxonomy into our software, organizations can tell their success stories using statistics and results – all within a single frame of reference. With everyone speaking a common measurement language, we can begin to participate in a worldwide movement to lift up the collective social economy.”

All four organizations will unite to promote Global Goals Mapping, and more broadly, the value of the SDGs as a framework through trainings, webinars and convenings. Based on their missions and expertise, each organization 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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About Global Impact
Global Impact is a leader in growing global philanthropy. The organization builds partnerships and raises resources that help the world’s most vulnerable people by providing integrated, partner-specific advisory and backbone services; workplace fundraising and representation; campaign design, marketing and implementation for workplace and signature fundraising campaigns; and fiscal agency and technology services. Global Impact works with more than 300 public and private sector workplace giving campaigns to generate funding for an alliance of more than 100 international charities. Through strategic council and implementation support, Global Impact equips nonprofits, public sector and private sector organizations to achieve their philanthropic goals. The organization also leads national marketing efforts for the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), and serves as Outreach Coordinator for the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA), the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas (CFC-O) and three other CFC zones across the United States. Since 1956, Global Impact has generated more than $1.8 billion to help the world’s most vulnerable people. Learn more at

About Blackbaud
Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) is the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good. Serving the entire social good community—nonprofits, foundations, corporations, education institutions, healthcare institutions and individual change agents—Blackbaud connects and empowers organizations to increase their impact through software, services, expertise, and data intelligence. The Blackbaud portfolio is tailored to the unique needs of vertical markets, with solutions for fundraising and CRM, marketing, advocacy, peer-to-peer fundraising, corporate social responsibility, school management, ticketing, grantmaking, financial management, payment processing, and analytics. Serving the industry for more than three decades, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit

About the Council on Foundations
An active philanthropic network, the Council on Foundations (, founded in 1949, is a nonprofit leadership association of grantmaking foundations and corporations. It provides the opportunity, leadership, and tools needed by philanthropic organizations to expand, enhance and sustain their ability to advance the common good. With members from all foundation types and sizes, the Council empowers professionals in philanthropy to meet today’s toughest challenges and advances a culture of charitable giving in the U.S. and globally.

About Foundation Center
Established in 1956, Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. Foundation Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grant makers and their grants — a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level. Thousands of people visit Foundation Center’s website each day and are served in its five-regional library/learning centers and its network of more than 450 funding information centers located in public libraries, community foundations, and educational institutions nationwide and around the world. For more information, please visit or call (212) 620-4230.

Media Contacts:

Global Impact
Micaela Vivero
Marketing and Communications
(703) 717-5265

Nicole McGougan
Public Relations
(843) 654-3307

Foundation Center
Christine Innamorato
Manager, Knowledge Services Communications
(212) 807-2575

Council on Foundations
Janelle Brevard
(703) 879-0630

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