Open Y: One Digital Platform for all YMCAs

The YMCA faces the same challenges as most organizations with decentralized and fragmented digital ecosystems. To streamline resources and deliver on its philanthropic goals, the YMCA Twin Cities partnered with FFW - a digital agency and Acquia Preferred Partner - to build Open Y.

YMCA platform

Open Y is an open source initiative to bring digital transformation and unity to the YMCA. Based on the philosophy that collaboration drives innovation and impact, Open Y brings together a community of YMCAs and digital partners to provide a common digital vision for the 160-year-old YMCA brand.

Join the project’s innovators - from both YMCA Twin Cities and FFW - to learn about:

  • How Open Y aligns talents, saves money and delivers better experiences for YMCAs across the US and internationally
  • Why YMCA Twin Cities chose Drupal 8 to be the foundation for Open Y
  • The future vision for and what it means for other organizations that want to implement similar platforms

Watch the recorded webinar

occurred on

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 EST


1:00 PM



David Aponovich

David Aponovich

Sr. Director, Product Marketing Acquia, Inc.

David Aponovich is senior director of product marketing at Acquia, where he helps articulate the benefits of Acquia solutions including Acquia Journey, the company’s customer journey orchestration solution, and trends in digital experience.

Prior to joining Acquia, he was a senior analyst at Forrester Research, where he researched web content management and digital experience technology and consulted to Forrester’s global clients on their digital transformation initiatives. He also spent six years as web content management strategy consultant at agency Connective DX, and previously was marketing director at a WCM software vendor.