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Community Networking Group (CNG)

 

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Organization: Community Networking Group (CNG)

Sector: Collective

Organization Mission: Our goal (common agenda) is to increase awareness and understanding of public, private, non-profit organizations' plans and needs. We aim to to share and identify key community needs and plans so that individually and collectively we will be more effective in carrying out our mission of serving the community. Our aim is to create a healthy and inclusive community where opportunity and responsibility are broadly shared.

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Status Reports / News 
Related PlanScape Status on: Best Practice, Business Process, Civic Engagement, Housing, Networking, Vision/Identity

November 27, 2019 openBeam.net: Community Networking Group (CNG) Relaunch Conversations

CNG Steering Committee collaborating with Mayor Kim Norton to launch CNG 2.0. 

 

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April 01, 2018 openBeam.net: CNG Steering Committee Members Letter to Rochester City Council and Mayor

CNG Steering Committee members have sent to each member of the council, the mayor, and the city administrator the following letter that supports the inclusion of the core principles of health and wellness, as well as social equity and environmental justice. 

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February 14, 2018 CNG: Community Networking Group (CNG) News 2/14/2018

Instead of convening a CNG meeting in February, the CNG Steering Committee encourage friends to attend the 2/22 Cradle to Career community event. The next CNG meeting will be on March 22, 2018: panel conversations on social determinants of heath/wellness and Complete Count 2020.

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December 14, 2017 CNG: December Community Networking Group (CNG) Steering Committee Meeting Notes

We believe CNG continues to have a unique role in:  (1) Developing a common understanding of the social sector needs and its formal and organic impact on the community. (2) Focusing on designing the city and county for the people. (3) Leading the development of Rochester/Olmsted Compass Points, which has been valuable (at least to some organizations.)

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February 18, 2017 CNG: Board Match Event (Apr 19, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM)

Info shared by Samantha Rother, American Cancer Society

Match non-profits looking for board members and high level leadership volunteers with community members who have been through community leadership programs like Leadership Greater Rochester, Ready to Lead and Collaborative Leadership fellows. 

 

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September 02, 2016 CNG: A call for support for reduced monthly bus fare for low income individuals

The Voice of the Poor, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, is requesting that community members and organizations contact Rochester City Council members and the Mayor to voice their opinion on the proposed reduced monthly bus fare for low income individuals. 

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August 18, 2016 CNG: Support for multi-node transit/transportation

The CNG Steering Committee led by Jerome Ferson, United Way of Olmsted County, would like you to review the following proposed CNG statement regarding the transit/transportation plan and state your organization's support position per the ONLINE POLL by October 1, 2016.
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July 06, 2016 openBEAM.net: Community Networking Group (CNG) Non-profit workforce survey

This survey was done in June 2016 to prime the workforce develpment CNG panel discussion. Panel members: Mark Shultz – SE MN Regional Market Analyst, DEED; Julie Brock- Workforce Development & Education Director, Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce; Bruce Thompson- Placement Specialist, Workforce Development, Inc.; Julie Nigon - Manager of the Rochester Adult and Family Literacy Program, Hawthorne Education Center

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March 03, 2016 TBD: Channel One is leading CNG subgroup to consolidate agencies transit needs

Sub-group agencies led by JW of Channel One. A survey of agencies' client needs are being conducted.

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September 22, 2020: Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) Major Milestone

(1) City Council approved ICI Resolution (2) City Council Study Session on ICI Index  

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September 20, 2020: Collider Foundation

Collider is Seeking Passionate Individuals for Three Contract Ecosystem Navigator Positions

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September 16, 2020: County of Olmsted, MN Covid CARES Funding

(1) Nonprofit grant with RAF (2) SMB grant with RAEDI (3) CARES Act Funds allocation.

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September 09, 2020: Connecting emmright with Collider

OpenBeam arranged a meeting between emmright and Collider. Good potential to collaborate especially in the Collider's Navigator program. 

 

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September 04, 2020: Olmsted County, Rochester Downtown Alliance, and United Way partner to ensure a complete count

  Olmsted County, the Rochester Downtown Alliance (RDA), and United Way are partnering to ensure a complete count and asking all residents to complete the 2020 Census. The 2020 Census self-response period is set to end Wednesday, September 30, 2020.

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August 24, 2020: Diversity Council

Diversity Council is coordinating an ask to the City of Rochester for Conservation Funds.  

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August 20, 2020: Parks & Recreation Department Seek Community Partners for Conservation Corp Program

The City of Rochester Parks and Recreation department is seeking community partners to assist with staffing for the Rochester Conservation Corps.   

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August 20, 2020: Another Milestone with ICI

   The City of Rochester, in partnership with the Diversity Council and others, announced the release of the draft Intercultural Cities Initiative program index report and an upcoming virtual site visit. 

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August 14, 2020: Building Out Rochester Area Non-profit Consortium Update

 Rochester Area Non-profit Consortium Updates: Future Planning, Funding Opportunities, Shared Services/Resources

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August 12, 2020: Olmsted County News

(1) Nikki Niles to lead Olmsted County's new Diversity, Equity, and Community Outreach Team. (2) Commissioners voted to expand team of community outreach workers dedicated to public safety.

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August 11, 2020: Best Practices in Managing Your Team in 2020 — Aug 20 Webinar

  Rochester professionals, Nicky Espinosa, Director of Strategy Management, Mayo Clinic (and executive coach, Nicky Espinosa Coaching),Elsa Maas, Associate HR Director, Olmsted County to be on Performance Excellence Network panel Best Practices in Managing Your Team in 2020 — Aug 20 Webinar

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August 06, 2020: Spring, Summer 2020 issues of Nonprofit News

 As the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) works to provide all nonprofit organizations, leaders, and workers access to valuable information during the challenging early weeks of COVID-19, we are happy to share the Spring 2020 issue of Nonprofit News with MCN members and nonmembers alike in a convenient digital format.

 

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Impacts

The work of this organization may have impacts on the following areas:

PlanScape

Lvl 1: Best Practice ; Business Process ; Civic Engagement ; Housing ; Networking ; Vision/Identity

Lvl 2: Diversity and Inclusion ; Networking

DMC Impact: Livable City Health & Wellness Learning Environment Sports, Recreation, Nature

Community Health Impact area:

 



 

Organization Life Cycle Assessment (Pause, Startup, Steady, Isolated Impact, Collective Impact  Unknown)

Pause

Site Information
Beam
  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that dmcbeam.org will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community, dmcbeam.org's  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. dmcbeam.org could be an interesting first step.

Definitions
The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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