I am really looking forward to contributing to TECHdotMN as the Social Correspondent. At first, I was surprised to be approached by the individuals behind this new and exciting venture, namely: Jeff Pesek, Mike Bollinger, Peter Fleck, Zach Robins and Paul Godfread. Yet, considering the rapidly increasing application of tech/IT as a means to solve societal challenges, it makes perfect sense. Interestingly, Minneapolis-St.Paul hold the number one spot for “rate of volunteerism” amongst all major large US cities; Minnesota, on the whole, is ranked #3 on the list. We are a hotbed of Social Enterprise, Non-Profits, and civic engagement.