If you walk into Acquia’s Boston headquarters, you’ll find our company DNA posted in the lobby. These core values are woven into every aspect of the business and influence how we operate. One of the most important core values is “Give Back More.” After spending 10 years contributing to open source innovation, Acquia believes that investing in its community is a tide that raises all boats. While we live by this motto all year, our commitment to “give back more” is magnified during the holiday season.
At Acquia, we are lucky to have customers that also embody this spirit all year long. Everyday, our nonprofit customers work to enrich communities through innovation and collaboration.
There are a unique set of challenges facing the nonprofit organizations that are building experiences online. From driving donations to stretching existing investments, nonprofits need to think carefully about how they can make the biggest difference with technology. This holiday season, we want to highlight three nonprofit customers who are partnering with Acquia to elevate their missions.
The YMCA Drupal Distribution that keeps on growing
OpenY is a Drupal distribution that empowers every YMCA to operate as a unified brand through a common technology. In partnership with FFW and Acquia, the YMCA of Greater Twin Cities founded OpenY with a philosophy of collaboration that drives innovation and impact. Not only is OpenY improving member experience, but the platform has also inspired YMCAs across the country to contribute back to the project.
Since OpenY was launched in 2016, Acquia has been excited to celebrate our partners at the YMCA. Nathan Maehren, senior vice president of digital experience at YMCA of the Greater Twins Cities, joined Lynne Capozzi (Acquia’s CMO) at this year’s Acquia Engage to share how Drupal helps make a difference in the world.
What’s exciting about OpenY is that the impact of the distribution continues to grow far beyond the technology. In partnership with local charter school Rêve Academy, The YMCA of Greater Twin Cities provides six students with internships through OpenY. In addition to earning academic credit and their very first paychecks, students that participate learn how to use Drupal to develop critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration. Acquia is thrilled that the YMCA continues to find innovative ways to practice its mission with Drupal.