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Brainstorm and Troubleshoot with the Experts at DGT™

Connect with us any time you feel stuck or need some fresh ideas. We’re available to

  • Help tailor a project to meet your family's needs

  • Trouble-shoot a unique challenge your family is facing

  • Suggest activities based on your family’s interests

  • Or anything else that's on your mind!

Together, Jenny and Sarah have spent years connecting families with opportunities and tools for kindness. They'll work with you to make your family service experience effective, meaningful, and full of joy.

Jenny Friedman, founder and director of Doing Good Together™

Jenny Friedman, PhD, an authority on family philanthropy, is an advocate of family volunteering as a critical child development tool in today's parenting. She fosters that mindset as the Founder/Executive Director of Doing Good Together™, now in its tenth year. Prior to DGT™ Jenny has worked with families and children all her life, as a teacher, clinician and volunteer. She has also written over 100 articles on child development, education and parenting for both local and national publications, including "Parents," "Parenting" and "American Baby" and also authored the book "The Busy Families Guide to Volunteering." Jenny has spent 20 years volunteering with her family of five (which includes her husband and three grown children).


Sarah Aadland, MPP, directs Big-Hearted Families™ Program. She is the voice behind our Big-Hearted Blog and creates much of the content for Sarah has seen firsthand - in her own family as well as in DGT’s members - the way family volunteering can strengthen family connections, build stronger communities, and inspire others to get involved. In addition to her children, Sarah tends a large garden, a small flock of chickens, and a habit of mindfulness amid the necessary rituals of parenting.