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Why a Positive Work Culture Matters

  UPDATE: In September, Great Place to Work and Fortune recognized McKnight as one of the nation’s best workplaces for women. Then, in October, we were named one of the best small workplaces (fewer than 100 employees) in the U.S.!   In a recent employee engagement and trust survey through the Great Place to Work Institute, The McKnight […]

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Lorri Todd: McKnight as host, thinking green for ourselves and our guests

More than 10 years ago, McKnight relocated from a nondescript downtown office to our current site in the Washburn A Mill building, on the western bank of the Mississippi River. Although we only moved about a mile, the resulting changes in McKnight’s practices, culture, and grantee relationships were monumental. Our old space functioned as little […]

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Bernadette Christiansen: Great Rated! stamp is reflection of strong staff culture, community

The McKnight Foundation is thrilled to be Great Rated! by the Great Place to Work (GPTW) Institute. The rating is based on a staffwide survey of McKnight employees. GPTW believes that great workplaces are built through the day-to-day relationships that employees experience. The rating highlights what makes McKnight’s workplace culture great in areas like professional development […]

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Cosandra Lloyd: Pay it forward, technology donations are a gift worth giving year round

With hundreds of active grants at any time — mostly in Minnesota, but also throughout the U.S. and around the world — McKnight’s staff are often on the go, away from their desks. To keep everyone connected with our computer network, important data resources, and office communications, our IT team deployed and supported a fleet […]

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