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Community Beam to enable community collaboration

Many best-practiced communities have implemented community web-based dashboards to provide a "read-out" of the health and wellness metrics of the community. DMCC's website is a push technology and not so much as social, collaborative virtual teaming site. Olmsted County, Mayo, OMG (and others) have just completed a community health study and published a report. We should go further and have a plan to be more agile and responsive in changing statistics by implementing a dashboard.

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Project Information

About the project

Project Phase:

Available

Impacts:

Best Practice, Business Process, Children & Youth, Education, Technology Enablement   Technology  

Collaborators

Contact: Al Lun ; Email: kalun@middlewaygroup.com ; Phone: TBD

Lead Organization: openBEAM.net

Collaborators: Community Networking Group (CNG) ; Diversity Council ; In the City for Good Steering Committee ; Rochester Area Family Y ; openBEAM.net

Related Projects

Maintain and Evolve the 2016 Rochester/Olmsted County Compass Points (Community Dashboard)

 

Detailed Description

Implement for the Rochester area a "Community Dashboard" as depicted in the following conceptual diagram.  

 

 

 

Project Status/News

September 10, 2017 openBEAM.net: MN Department of Education education data analysis

Great opportunity to get connected with deeper data collection and analysis on education outcomes. 

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May 21, 2016 openBEAM.net: Community Beam presentations

openBEAM.net presentations on Community Beam, a community assets portal, to Community for Health and CLF.  

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October 04, 2015 openBEAM.net: Community Dashboard Status

I am aware that the various anchor initiatives in Rochester have similar goals and that the organizations/teams driving these initiatives have great intention to collaborate.  I am also familiar with the difficulty of teaming and collaboration. That's why alignment of goals, indicators, strategies and measurements is highly valued in best-practices such as Lean 6 Sigma.  While leaders of the various organizations and projects have publicly declared their commitment and intentions to collaborate and to align goals, efforts and measurements.  Beyond the rhetoric, where is the "beef"?

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Related PlanScape Status

Best Practice, Business Process, Children & Youth, Education, Technology Enablement  

October 01, 2019: Rochester Area Non-profit Consortium

Event: Webinar "Moving to the Cloud" featuring the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and the Diversity Council (presentation slides attached)
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 1
Time: 12 - 1:30 pm

 

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September 27, 2019: SharePoint Usage Enablement Presentation

SharePoint Usage Enablement Presentation to Nonprofit consortium 

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September 22, 2019: Heart of the City Taskforce Art + Design

The Heart of the City design team is pleased to invite you to join a panel discussion and conversation on the roles art and design play in creating vibrant public spaces.

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August 18, 2019: 2019 Housing Status

Housing coalition has invested $3 million in 16 months.

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August 06, 2019: United States Census - 2020

Earn extra income while helping your community. The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count.

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July 31, 2019: Rochester Area Family Y

Y Membership Scholarship Application Announcement.

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July 26, 2019: Pathway to Prosperity

Olmsted County  Receives Grant for Pathways Toward Prosperity and Well-Being Program,

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July 26, 2019: Rochester Public Schools Superintendent Evaluation Study Group

Study session by the school board on evaluating the superintendent. 

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July 25, 2019: Rochester Area Non-profit Coalition July 2019 Meeting Materials

Presentations from Rochester Area Nonprofit Consortium, Alliance for Strong Families and Communities: HOSTS: Brooke Carlson, Lenore Schell (Alliance) and Ted Uczen (FEI Workfroce Resilience) 

 

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Last modified by allnode on 2019/03/02
Created by on 2013/10/24

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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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