SISG is owned and operated by BIPOC, Women and Queer People.
Our diverse team brings invaluable amounts of knowledge and experience to help you and your business flourish and grow!
We believe that communities hold the knowledge that works!
We look to the experiences of our clients to lead and guide the work we do and how we do it!
Meet the team
Get to know the people behind Intact. Our creative and technical team.
Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Y. Elaine Rasmussen is Founder and CEO of Social Impact Strategies Group (SISG) a Black/Native-led certified B-corp social enterprise. SISG provides social impact design and economic development consulting, education workshops for investors and second-stage businesses entrepreneurs, and produces the annual ConnectUP!
MN Summit which promotes and grows inclusive and equitable entrepreneur ecosystems that drive positive, sustainable social impact grounded in economic justice. In 2018, Rasmussen was featured in Fearless Commerce Magazine and in 2019, she was awarded the Achieve! Innovation Award by the National Association of Women Business Owners.
She currently serves on the boards of MNVest, MDI, Nexus Community Partners, Swift Foundation and the Executive Committee for the Village Financial Cooperative, the first Black-led credit union in north Minneapolis. Rasmussen is a Cordes Fellow and RSF Social Finance Integrated Capital Fellow.
Operations and Finance Manager
Robbin brings a passion for community building, cooperation and bringing people together to their role as ConnectUP!
Lead at Social Impact Strategies Group (SISG). Robbin’s role focuses primarily on creating and running the ConnectUP! Conference within Minnesota and beyond.
They are currently focused on managing several entrepreneur and investor education sessions or Briefings to ready the ecosystem for their involvement in ConnectUP!
In their free time, Robbin can be found performing around Minneapolis and St. Paul, volunteering for political campaigns, and creating spaces for queer artists to create and share.
Research Department Intern
Dmitri grew up in Hudson, WI with a very loving and motivating family. In Hudson he was shaped by family - Mom, Dad, two sisters, and quite a few dogs and cats, friends, faith, sports, service, and nature.
Upon graduating from Hudson High School, he decided to attend the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, where he now study Economics and Geography with special interests in economic justice, microlending, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
When not studying, he spends his time playing and leading the Minnesota Men’s Lacrosse Club as president, worshiping and serving with Salt Company Student Ministries, cooking, playing sports, or visiting home. He hopes to graduate in 2022, after which he hopes to attend graduate school.
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