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Charitable Giving
Since 1994, a portion of The Watson Group’s revenue has been dedicated to supporting community and environmental non-profit organizations. Beginning in 1998, we became formally recognized for our philanthropy as members of the Minnesota Keystone Program for consistently donating at least 5 percent of pretax profits to charitable causes. Read more about the organizations receiving our support.

These charitable donations are just the beginning of our corporate community engagement activities.

National and Community Leadership
At the Watson Group, we maintain a proud community tradition of servant leadership. We believe in giving back, doing what we can to promote justice, and sharing our gifts with others.

Danie Watson, Founder and President of The Watson Group, is locally and nationally recognized for her leadership in the field of public health and in the socially responsible business community, including:

  • State Appointee, Robert Wood Johnson Turning Point Initiative to advance public health goals;
  • State Appointee, Turning Point Social Marketing National Excellence Collaborative;
  • State Appointee, Minnesota Health Improvement Partnership (MHIP), a cross-sector committee advising the health commissioner on health policy;
  • Task Force Member, MHIP Action Team on Social Conditions and Health;
  • Founding member and Chair Emeritus of Responsible Minnesota Business, working to inspire and transform Minnesota business for the common good;
  • Regional Chairperson and Regional Board Member of Business for Social Responsibility, an international business alliance of companies committed to being commercially successful while also respecting ethics, people, communities and the environment;
  • Board Member, Stop It Now! Minnesota; and
  • Board Advisor, Growth & Justice, Minnesota.

Danie Watson speaks often to diverse government, nonprofit and business groups on issues such as:

  • Applying social marketing to improve health and prevent violence;
  • Reducing health disparities and effectively promoting health in cultural communities;
  • Building effective public-private partnerships; and
  • Socially responsible business practices.
    Click here for slides from the Northland Bioneers conference.
    Click here for a pdf of the slides from the Milwaukee Urban Health Forum

Our passions for active community participation, sustainability, and social justice make our work meaningful for our clients, our staff, our natural environment, and our neighbors.

Meet Our Community Partners
Since 1994, The Watson Group has been donating a portion of revenues to community and environmental nonprofit organizations. Meet this quarter’s featured community partner.

Please let us introduce some of the organizations you have helped us support.

Meet This Quarter’s Featured Community Partner
This quarter, our clients are helping us support Second Harvest Heartland, an organization that provides nutrition assistance to our neighbors in need.



Members of the Minnesota Keystone Program, donating
5 percent or more of pretax profits, since 1998.

Founding Member
of Responsible Minnesota Business.

Member of Business for Social Responsibility
since 1994.

Member of American Public Health Association
since 2003.

Recognized by the State of Minnesota as a woman-owned
small business.