As with anything you should always start with WHY.
Why is this approach important to your foundation or your giving?
How will it enhance what you are doing? What will it take to get you to that objective?
It's about creating a plan.
Your plan should lay out how the priorities of your foundation align with the SDGs that you have chosen to address.
You can't manage that which you don't measure.
What we mean by this is, build in your evaluation and feedback loops from the outset. Go into the planning process with a way to measure your progress.
Share what you learn.
The SDGs are Global as should be your findings. What worked, what didn't, why? What can others learn from your experience? How did you pivot? At what point? These learnings will help improve decision making for your own foundation and for others who read the report.