CommunityGiving Conference

Elements group attended the CommunityGiving conference hosted at the river center in St. Cloud Minnesota.  The event was a gathering of non-profit organizations all around the region to discuss collaboration and shared services in meeting their mutual causes.  CommunityGiving is an organization that is developing the regional non-profit ecosystem by providing shared services and funding to create … Continue reading CommunityGiving Conference

CULTURE

At 3M, everyone I met shared in their own words the same sentiment...that 3M's innovation is "fueled by a culture of freedom to take risks and learn from mistakes." The right culture is essential for innovation. It facilitates the ideation-to-commercialization process as well as attracts and retains employees. 3M is a $31B Fortune 500 company … Continue reading CULTURE

Technovation [MN] takes seriously the fact that girls are underrepresented in STEM

Technovation [MN] makes it possible for Minnesota's girls to compete in the world’s largest global technology entrepreneurship competition. They inspire and enable teen girls to dream up, design, code and pitch mobile phone apps that solve a real-world problem.  Working with mentors, all-girl teams develop a real-world combination of technical and entrepreneurial skills.   I … Continue reading Technovation [MN] takes seriously the fact that girls are underrepresented in STEM