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Organization: Balanced

Sector: 501C-3 Non-Profit

Organization Mission: Balanced is a network of public health professionals, nutrition science experts, and everyday people from around the world fighting for a healthier food system one menu at a time. ​ We've made it our mission to hold the food industry accountable, help restore balance to institutional food environments, and make healthier eating easier and more realistic for people everywhere.

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Status Reports / News 
Related PlanScape Status on: Best Practice, Children & Youth, Education, Food
July 02, 2022: Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization 2022 Communication

(A) 2Q2022: June, May, April message and report; (B): 1Q 2022 (1) TB report and message (2) An apprenticeship readiness program is now recruiting women, people of color and veterans for careers in the construction industry. (3) Bloomberg news

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June 29, 2022: Vaccines Protect Our Families

Information Series Article 2: Vaccines Protect Our Families

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May 19, 2022: Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative (BHCL)

(1) Bloomberg News (local infrastructure Hub (2) Keep it local grant recognized by Bloomberg

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May 13, 2022: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN)

The McKnight Foundation and MCN are excited to open nominations for the 2022 Virginia McKnight Binger Unsung Hero Awards - with recipients each receiving $10,000! 

 

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May 09, 2022: Building and deploying power

CMRC is about changing power dynamics:. Citizen University provides some ideas about power and how to deploy citizenship power. 

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May 09, 2022: Community Co-Design Toolkit

As a member of the Community for Health Steering Committee and piloting the use of co-designing in the Discovery Walk project, OpenBeam participated in developing the Community Co-Design Toolkit as a guide for other community projects to consider and adopt a co-design process to maximize inclusive engagement. 

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May 01, 2022: Olmsted County Community Services PACE Reports

Olmsted County and PB 2022 Reports about PACE effectiveness. 

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April 28, 2022: United Way Funding Opportunities

(a) 2022 RFP  (b)  2020 RFP United Way of Olmsted County is seeking proposals: (1) programs that provide high quality childcare or early childhood education and (2) proposal to "build back better". 

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Impacts

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

PlanScape

Lvl 1: Best Practice ; Children & Youth ; Education ; Food

Lvl 2:

DMC Impact: Health & Wellness

Community Health Impact area: Diabetes ; Obesity ; Health Behaviors

 

Projects/Programs

Confirmed Project Involvement: Lifestyle Wellness Awareness Month



 

Potential Collaborators

Potential Collaborators:

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

Collective Impact

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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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