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Watch “The Powerful Intersection of Mission & Social Enterprise”

May 14, 2012
By Yvonne McCarty
Watch “The Powerful Intersection of Mission & Social Enterprise”

Kevin Trapani, President & CEO of The Redwoods Group, spoke at the Association of Jewish Family & Children’s Agencies annual conference. Participants engaged in a discussion surrounding the core concepts of what it means to be a social enterprise, the role that they can play in creating positive social change and the steps to...

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Watch “A Townhall Meeting with Leading Social Entrepreneurs”

May 10, 2012
By Yvonne McCarty
Watch “A Townhall Meeting with Leading Social Entrepreneurs”

Leading social entrepreneurs Diana Wells, President & CEO of Ashoka, & Kevin Trapani, President & CEO of The Redwoods Group, held a townhall meeting at the NAYDO conference. The meeting addressed scaling the social impact of Ys.  The content...

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Our New Office

May 8, 2012
By Stephen Dauchert
Our New Office

On April 30th, our office moved into a new space in our current building. This was an exciting move for our company and employees. Our CEO, Kevin Trapani, sent the following message: Now, moving offices is not generally a very...

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May Aquatic Resources

May 6, 2012
By Stephen Dauchert
May Aquatic Resources

As you prepare for summer aquatics, here are a few resources: Lifeguard Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention   Prevent lifeguard injuries by following these guidelines. For YMCAs For Jewish Organizations For Camps Safely Filling Pools Follow these guidelines to prevent pool overflow. For YMCAs For Jewish Organizations For Camps  

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We’ve got a new website coming!

May 3, 2012
By Nick Popio
We’ve got a new website coming!

Later this month we’re planning to launch the brand new redwoodsgroup.com! We wanted to share a sneak preview of the new homepage to give you a taste of what’s coming. Take a look below, and then share your thoughts...

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Watch “Philanthropy Live! | Pittsburgh 2012” Recap

May 2, 2012
By Yvonne McCarty

Last week, almost 100 Y professionals shared their time and talents to make a positive difference in Pittsburgh during Philanthropy Live! at NAYDO. It was exhausting work–painting walls, building a community garden and refurbishing medical supplies. See the difference...

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How to Prevent Sauna and Dryer Fires

April 17, 2012
By Stephen Dauchert
How to Prevent Sauna and Dryer Fires

In 2010, the CEO of the Lakeland Hills YMCA received a late night phone call that a fire had started in his Y. Upon arrival the fire chief said to him, “You were lucky.” Looking around at the flooded...

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Recorded Webinar – Step 4: Respond

April 16, 2012
By Stephen Dauchert
Recorded Webinar – Step 4: Respond

Mission First: Employee Safety – Step 4: Respond When an incident happens, it’s important to act quickly and purposefully. Everyone in your organization needs to know what to do. Timing is critical. In this webinar, learn how to create an...

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Responding to Employee Injuries Webinar

April 9, 2012
By Stephen Dauchert
Responding to Employee Injuries Webinar

You’re invited to our next Mission First: Employee Safety webinar, Step 4: Respond. Mission First: Employee Safety – Step 4: Respond Wednesday, April 11, 2012 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern     This webinar is free and open to all staff. When an employee is injured, it’s...

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Rising Up – The Redwoods Group 2011 Annual Report

April 4, 2012
By Nick Popio

The Redwoods Group is proud to share our 2011 Annual Report. The theme of the report is Rising Up, and it highlights the social inequality in our world and the growing frustration with it. It also looks at the...

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Falling Soccer Goal Crushes Watermelon

April 3, 2012
By Stephen Dauchert
Falling Soccer Goal Crushes Watermelon

Falling soccer goals cause at least one fatality per year, and many injuries. And most soccer coaches are unaware of this risk. This video shows how easily a goal can fall, and the force it brings. A local news...

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The Importance of the Y’s Social Impact

April 3, 2012
By Yvonne McCarty
The Importance of the Y’s Social Impact

Join fellow Y professionals as they discuss the YMCA’s social impact at the NAYDO conference’s premier evening event. Diana Wells, President of Ashoka, and Kevin Trapani, President & CEO of The Redwoods Group, will lead the discussion. Register Now! You don’t...

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Community Voices Join to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

April 2, 2012
By Leandra Lambert

Ys across the country are partnering with key community leaders to take the fight against child sexual abuse to the next level. In collaboration with Darkness to Light and The Redwoods Group Foundation, Ys are harnessing their power to...

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