Employee Engagement

Uniting for Impact on Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do at MATTER. Our mission of helping people launch projects that improve communities moves forward only as we join hearts and hands in partnership with other like-minded individuals and organizations. Recently, MATTER collaborated with Treasure Island Resort and Casino, Prairie Island Indian Community, and The Minnesota Timberwolves …

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Amanda Escen's You Matter Story

Amanda Escen’s You Matter Story: How a Simple Idea Changed Thousands of Lives

Meeting Amanda Escen for the first time, you’d never guess she’s the mover and shaker behind one of MATTER’s most successful initiatives of the last decade. Humble and unassuming, she shies away from the spotlight, preferring instead to make her mark behind the scenes. And she surely has made her mark here in Minnesota and …

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Medical Relief Kits: Bridging the Gap in Remote Healthcare

Collaborating on today’s story is Dr. Mike Jeans, MATTER’s Director of Medical Projects. His insight and experience as a doctor in Africa were essential to the development of the Medical Relief Kit, MATTER’s newest initiative to elevate the care and dignity of patients in under-resourced parts of the world. The anthropologist, Margaret Mead, was once …

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MATTERbox Update – May 2023

MATTERbox Update – May 2023 Now that we’re into May, summer is right around the corner. Along with everything wonderful we associate with summer, for many in our country, especially children, summer means long days with little to eat. Our dedicated community partners work hard to address this tragic situation. Every summer, we receive requests …

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10 Employee Engagement Ideas for Remote Employees

Are you finding it difficult to keep your remote staff motivated and engaged? As the workforce landscape continues to evolve, remote work has become increasingly common, and sometimes even the primary way some companies operate today. While remote work offers many benefits, such as flexibility and increased productivity, it also presents unique challenges for employee …

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MATTERbox Madness 2023 Highlights

MATTERbox Madness 2023 is in the books! After three years of virtual competition, the Madness returned to the Mall of America® with sixteen teams eager to compete against other in a fun and furious race to pack healthy food for Minnesota’s kids. And pack they did. By the end of the competition, thousands of MATTERbox …

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Tools for Employee Engagement: Is Your Workforce Committed?

Employee engagement is a crucial aspect of business success and critical for fostering a positive culture for many companies today, leading to increased productivity in the workforce, increased employee retention, and strengthened job satisfaction. According to Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace 2022, just 21% of employees are engaged at work. And according to a …

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