Creating Pathways for Sustainable Development
Member Engagement Platform for SDG Philanthropy
The SDG Philanthropy platform is a global UNDP community dedicated to solving sustainable development goals (SDGs). With the help of Open Social, it builds the bridge between the UN, governments and the private sector by encouraging collaboration and knowledge-sharing.
This online community allows stakeholders to connect and contribute to a plan of action for the planet, people, and prosperity.
“We are an online collaboration platform that provides access to information on what partners are doing, real-time data on relevant SDGs, and events and solutions that funders and others are supporting. We add curated, targeted information every week, with a growing, connected audience.”
– SDG Philanthropy
SDG Philanthropy’s Challenges
Contribute to the UN’s Goals
SDG Philanthropy has established pathways to engage philanthropy in 8 pilot countries, namely Brazil, Colombia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, the USA and Zambia.
To advance the UN’s SDGs this platform needs to help create local philanthropic networks, multi-stakeholder partnerships and enable a legal environment for philanthropic investments.
Activate and engage members
The platform needs to facilitate new types of collaboration and investment among philanthropy, businesses, the UN, governments and broader civil society.
By increasing engagement among stakeholders, the platform will allow them to multiply their impact by connecting, collaborating and testing innovative solutions for upscaling.
Drive education and awareness
The platform needs to help expand awareness and knowledge of the SDGs and how to leverage them.
There is a need to provide learning opportunities on the SDGs by mapping out SDG ecosystems to show who is doing what, and where, and how they are collaborating.
Open Social’s Solution
SDG Philanthropy Member Engagement Platform
Open Social set up SDG Philanthropy’s online member engagement platform, allowing them to create a multi-stakeholder community to advance the UN’s SDGs globally.
With Open Social, SDG Philanthropy could create visually-appealing pages, intuitive graphical solutions, and informative images. This helps promote the community publically and to the private sector.
Making the community look, feel, and function like a user-friendly social media platform while retaining core stakeholder networking functionalities is key to drawing in new members and facilitating connection and communication between them.
The community has successfully enabled its members to reach the ultimate goal: work together and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.
This is done through Open Social’s unique features and extensions, including:
This community spans across various countries, each with their own initiatives, groups and stakeholders. Open Social offered the perfect amount of flexibility to facilitate this.
With Open Social SDG Philanthropy’s community can support a number of sections that contain a wide variety of information.
The SDG Philanthropy site managers are able to construct each country page to their liking with Open Social’s flexible layout features, creating unique working spaces on a single platform.
The power of content blocks
The country pages were designed using the flexible sections and content blocks layout. This means that site managers can design a page using interchangeable sections with unique content blocks (text, highlights, resources, content streams, events, KPI analytics, quick links, and more).
Sections can be placed anywhere on the page, the order can be changed via drag and drop, and they can even be duplicated for ease of use.
SDG Philanthropy Milestones
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