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Organization: United Way of Olmsted County

Sector: 501C-3 Non-Profit

Organization Mission: United Way of Olmsted County unites people and resources to improve lives in the community with a focus on education, income, health, and basic needs – the building blocks for a good quality of life. We do this by convening the community to address key issues, collaborating to achieve a measurable impact, and connecting human and financial resources to achieve our mission. We invite you to join the movement. Give. Advocate. Volunteer. That's what it means to LIVE UNITED. Vision To be an agent of community change that inspires hope, creates opportunity, and champions people in need. Mission Uniting people and resources to improve people’s lives in our community.

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Status Reports / News 
Related PlanScape Status on: Basic Needs, Children & Youth, Diversity and Inclusion, Education, Health, Income, Mental Health, Neighborhood, Pandemic

April 28, 2022 United Way of Olmsted County: 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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March 21, 2020 United Way of Olmsted County: Economic Relief Proposal for Nonprofit Sector

The United Way Worldwide policy team worked with a small group of leading charities to craft an economic relief proposal for the nonprofit sector. More than 100 national charities have signed on and we are getting traction on Capitol Hill and with the Administration. The letter sent to congress is attached.

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March 16, 2020 United Way of Olmsted County: United Way of Olmsted County: Inter-Agency Volunteer Coordination

Inter-Agency Volunteer Coordination: United Way has created a channel for Rochester-area nonprofits to coordinate staffing resources to meet the demand for essential services during a Covid-19 outbreak

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April 16, 2019 TBD: United Way Special Projects Team

OVERALL OBJECTIVE: determine what forms of advocacy are most suitable to advance United Way’s vision and mission. 

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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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June 24, 2022: Mobility Updates change proposals

May 2022; February 2022 and November 2021 Rapid Transit Updates and Upcoming milestones presented to DMCC. 

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June 08, 2022: MN Frontline worker application portal now open

To thank those Minnesotans who worked on the frontlines during the COVID-19 peacetime emergency, Gov. Tim Walz signed Frontline Worker Payments into law April 29, 2022, enabling those workers to apply for Frontline Worker Pay. Application dates are June 8 through July 22, 2022.
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June 03, 2022: Olmsted County Health Assessment and Planning Partnership (HAPP)

Residents can help Olmsted County identify top community health issues.

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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 02, 2022: Housing Alliance Coalition

Olmsted County and the City of Rochester commit to federal housing solutions effort, House America. 

 

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May 02, 2022: Project HEALINGS Covid-19 Information Series

Project HEALINGS information: What are vaccines? 

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Impacts

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

PlanScape

Lvl 1: Basic Needs ; Children & Youth ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Education ; Health ; Income ; Mental Health ; Neighborhood ; Pandemic

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DMC Impact: Health & Wellness

Community Health Impact area: Financial Stress/Homelessness ; Mental Health ; Obesity

 


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

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  • 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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