The second anniversary of the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is Sept. 25, 2017. To celebrate and share progress being made on the goals, Global Impact is presenting excerpts from CEO Scott Jackson’s book, Take Me with You, which features charities working to attain these goals by 2030.
Take Me with You is a deeply personal and inspirational story about Scott’s childhood growing up in an abusive family and overcoming racism, fear and poverty, to ultimately fulfill his personal dream of helping others in need so that they can live a better life. Scott’s narrative of his life runs parallel to short essays that encourage others to make the connection between their personal struggles and the larger cultural problems of people worldwide—and to join with others as he did to solve them.
This call to action is outlined through the mission of the United Nations SDGs, and the book provides information about charitable organizations working on the front lines to achieve these 17 Goals. Take Me with You also encourages people to “Find the Charity Within”—Scott’s personal philosophy of making a choice to live in a way that improves life for others.
Growfund was developed under Scott’s leadership and commitment to democratizing philanthropy. The platform offers Growfunders the ability to set aside funds for giving, watch the funds grow with the market, and make grants to almost a million charities. Click here to learn more and read excerpts from the book.