Medtronic co-founder Earl Bakken was inspired by those who, despite health challenges, were passionate about making a difference in the world. He hoped their impact could reach beyond the individual to communities around the world.
We recognize that taking the first step to create change is often the hardest, so through Life.Amplified. Inspired by Earl Bakken.™, you will find the resources and inspiration to get you started and make your philanthropic passion a reality.
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Finding Inspiration and Purpose
Earl Bakken’s Vision of Live On. Give On.
Medtronic co-founder Earl Bakken was committed to improving others’ lives and changing the world by giving back. His vision continues to inspire others around the world.Learn more
Why Do We Give Back?
Co-founder and chief strategy office of Realized Worth, Chris Jarvis, explores what makes us give back and the benefits that come with volunteering and helping others.Learn more
Finding Your Passion
Purpose is linked with health, happiness and mortality. Take a deep dive and explore your gifts, passions and values to align your purpose with needs in your community.Learn more
Cultivating Wellbeing in Our Lives and Communities
There are many ways to take charge of your health, wellbeing and purpose — to dream, inspire and create meaningful change in ourselves and the world.Learn more
Starting Your Volunteer Journey
Transformative Volunteering & Why Giving Back Matters
We know volunteering can be good for you — but why? Through volunteerism, you can acquire or improve skills such as communication, project management and leadership.Learn more
Supporting a Cause Important to You
Volunteers make a meaningful impact in the world, and everyone has something to contribute. Online platforms can help you find opportunities that fit your skills, and passions.Learn more
Creating Change & Collective Impact
Jenna Deidel of the Davis Phinney Foundation shares how cross-sector collaboration can lead to change, along with tips to become a community leader.Learn more
Sharing Your Passion
Telling Your Story of Change
Every single person has an inspiring story, waiting to be told. Gemma Care shares insight and tips for effectively sharing your personal experiences to inspire others.Learn more
Leveraging Social Media to Support a Cause
Social media can help us reach beyond our immediate circle, connect to people who share our passions, and get support to bring our ideas to life.Learn more
The Power of Connections
COVID-19 has upended how we communicate, connect and build relationships. Hear how we can build connections and together realize our dreams and passion projects.Learn more
Taking Care of Yourself
The Importance of Mindfulness
Mindfulness is a key component of our wellbeing. It can help us care for the world around us, discover our purpose, find our path to enhanced security, and build a community.Learn more
Taking Charge of Your Health and Wellbeing
You have the power to take charge of your health and wellbeing while living with a chronic condition. Integrative and holistic therapies can help improve quality of life.Learn more
The Impact of Movement on Parkinson’s Disease
Dr. Terry Ellis of Boston University shares insights on the impact movement can have for people living with Parkinson’s disease.Learn more
Managing Emotional Health While Living with a Chronic Condition
In a panel discussion with people living with chronic conditions, Dr. Sylvia Bartley shares how using S.M.A.R.T. strategies helps her maintain good emotional health.Learn more