* Impact

These are some of the causes, projects, and topics that Treehouse has helped to amplify.


Treehouse #78 – Impact presentation

Jacquie Rodgers (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacquie-rodgers-0289726/) from Global Goods Foundation (https://globalgoods.org/). Jacquie is the founder and director of the Global Goods Foundation and an experienced traveler, having stayed in over 100 countries. As a former teacher at Maynard High School, she knows the importance of education to change lives. By selling artisan made goods, she has raised over $420,000 to support small, grassroots projects supporting education around the world.

Treehouse #77 – Impact presentations

Susan Wilkinson” (https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-wilkinson/) from Your Ally Foundation (https://yourallyfoundation.org/). Your Ally Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness & community sensitization, social mobilization, and health education about substance use disorders and related mental health disorders in low and middle-income countries as well as the African Diaspora in the New England area.

Julie Shafer Davitz (https://www.linkedin.com/in/julie-davitz/) from Plus Media Solutions (https://www.plusmedia.solutions/). Plus Media Solutions provides an Impact Management System that seamlessly connects audiences to engagement opportunities at the moment of interest and measures concrete behavior.

Treehouse #76 – Impact presentation

Eric Braun (https://www.linkedin.com/in/southshoreeric/) from Innovators for Ukraine (https://www.in4ukraine.com/). Innovators for Ukraine (#in4Ukraine) helps displaced Ukrainians in Poland become more independent and thrive through work, entrepreneurship, and community.

Treehouse #75 – Impact presentation

Yangbo Du (https://www.linkedin.com/in/yangbodu/) from INNOVO (https://innovo-network.com/). INNOVO is a global accelerator of profitable proven Net Zero technologies.

Treehouse #72 – Impact presentation

Bob Van Emburgh (https://www.linkedin.com/in/bob-v-5b4669/) from Fresh Start Furniture Bank (https://freshstartfurniturebank.org/). Fresh Start is a volunteer-run charity which helps restore hope, dignity, and stability in our community by recycling donated furniture and housewares – for free – to people in need.


Treehouse #70 – Impact presentation

Gregory Miller (https://www.linkedin.com/in/gmiller/) of the OSET Institute (https://osetfoundation.org/).

The TrustTheVote Project Story from OSET Institute on Vimeo.

VoteReady_2022_V2.mp4 from OSET Institute on Vimeo.

Treehouse #69 – Impact presentations

Angela Haynes (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharon-martens-285aa324/) of Household Goods (https://householdgoods.org/).

Rachelle Fender (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachellefender/) of the Unstoppable Foundation (https://unstoppablefoundation.org/).

Treehouse #68 – Impact presentations

Angela Haynes (https://www.linkedin.com/in/angelamhaynes/) of The Carroll Center For The Blind (https://carroll.org/).

Miles Fidelman (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mfidelman/) of Civic.net.

Treehouse #67 – Impact presentations

Margot Kimball (https://www.linkedin.com/in/margot-kimball-a27152149/) of Village Art Room (https://villageartroom.com).

Leonard Samborowski (https://www.linkedin.com/in/leonard-samborowski-924b639/) of Luke Leaders 1248 (https://www.lukeleaders1248.com/).

Treehouse #65 – Impact presentations

Megan Hanson (https://www.linkedin.com/in/megan-hanson-0b65097/) of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Association (RPLA) (https://rplassociation.org/).

Gioia De Cari (https://www.linkedin.com/in/gioiadecari/) of Truth Values Community (https://truthvaluescommunity.com).

Treehouse #64 – Impact presentations

Mark Foley (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark4jhamtse/) of Jhamtse International (http://jhamtseinternational.org/).

Devin Cole (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jdevincole/) of Neighborhood Villages (https://www.neighborhoodvillages.org/).

Treehouse #63 – Impact presentations

Recovery coach Kate Duffy (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kate-duffy-a073561/) of Tipping Point Recovery (https://www.tippingpointrecovery.com/).

Impact investor Alex Holt (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ash1347/) of Limitless Ventures (https://limitlessventures.org/), whose investments include the music-based program Recovery Unplugged (https://www.recoveryunplugged.com/).

Treehouse #62 – Group discussion: “Pandemic Anniversary”(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_pandemic). On 2020-03-11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. On 2020-03-27, Congress passed the $2 trillion CARES Act to address the resultant recession. How do you think/remember about events before/after the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic/recession? Life changed forever after 9/11. And recently, COVID-19 was killing more people in the US per day than died on 9/11. Is 3/11 the new 9/11?

Treehouse #61 – Group discussion: “The Day After Inauguration: Looking Back, Looking Forward”(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inauguration_of_Joe_Biden). How do we think about the last 4 years? How do we prepare for the next 4 years? What can givers do to help? Do you need anything?


Treehouse #60 – Group discussion: “Jobs = #OpenForWork + #WeAreHiring”(https://www.linkedin.com/feed/hashtag/?keywords=openforwork) (https://www.linkedin.com/feed/hashtag/?keywords=wearehiring). The #1 ASK by Treehouse members is for a better/faster/stronger job. Many Treehouse members have growing companies and are hiring. Bringing together those looking for jobs with those helping/hiring.

Treehouse #59 – Group discussion: “Election Recap: What Happened? What’s Next?” The day after the 2020 POTUS election (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_United_States_presidential_election) – and long before anything had been decided. Contemporaneous reactions from Treehouse members in multiple countries and states, including several swing states. A safe space to share opinions, reactions, thoughts.

Treehouse #58 – Book discussion: “Love Your Enemies” by Arthur C. Brooks (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_C._Brooks) (https://www.amazon.com/dp/0062883755/). This book came out 365 days before the pandemic was declared (on 2020-03-11) and before the widespread Black Lives Matters (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Lives_Matter) protests (and counter-protests). Yet it still captures, clearly, what is wrong with America – and how to fix it.


Treehouse #43 – Group storytelling: “Love And Compassion,” inspired by the mission of Acton-based Jhamtse Gatsal (http://jhamtsegatsal.org/), in conjunction with Fugitive Productions (http://www.fugitiveproductions.com/previous-fugitive-stories-events).

Treehouse #40 – Group discussion: “USA – Still the Land of Immigrants?” moderated by immigration attorney Monique Kornfeld (https://www.linkedin.com/in/moniquekornfeld/). Discussing (apolitically) the advantages of immigration, the current legal framework for foreign nationals seeking to immigrate to the US, and how the policies of the current administration have eroded our commitment to immigrants. Plus what mere mortals can do to help! Again, not a political discussion, a humanitarian one.


Treehouse #1 – #20: Multiple book discussions: “Give & Take” by Adam Grant (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Grant) (http://www.treehouse.red/1.html). Susan Dominus of The New York Times states that his book “incorporated scores of studies and personal case histories that suggest the benefits of an attitude of extreme giving at work.”

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