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Non-profit Consortium Buildout

Local nonprofits are working collaboratively to develop shared services to increase operational efficiencies. The top priorities identified by the community are health insurance, IT tech support, and joint purchasing.

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Project Information

About the project

Project Phase (Pre-concept, Concept, Plan, Develop, Available, Archive)

Develop Phase


Impacts

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Business Process, OpenBeam, Pandemic, Technology Enablement

Level 2:

DMC Impacts:

Community Health Impacts:


Collaborators

Contact: Brooke Carlson ; Email: brooke@northskyhealth.com ; Phone: TBD

Lead Organization: Family Service Rochester, Diversity Council, IMAA

Known/Likely Collaborators: Alliance for Strong Families and Communities ; Channel One Regional Food Bank ; Diversity Council ; Families First (Fomerly: Child Care Resource and Referral) ; IMAA ; Rochester Area Nonprofit Consortium ; Rochester Human Resources Association ; United Way of Olmsted County ; Zumbro Valley Health Center

Potential Collaborators:


Related Projects

America Community for Health ; Cradle to Career ; Digital Equity IT Infrastructure ; Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) ; Microsoft Office 365 Cloud Usage Enablement ; Police Assisted Recovery (PAR Program)

 

 

Detailed Description

 

New Direction 2021-02-25

 

 


 

Public Announcement

 

FAQ

 

Key Status Reports


Key reports on: Non-profit Consortium Buildout


June 23, 2020 : Rochester Nonprofit Consortium Commits to Racial Justice

Offering a collective, community-wide commitment to action, Rochester Nonprofit Consortium leads a Collaborative Response to Racial Equity


May 05, 2020 : Nonprofit COVID-19 Response Structure and Social Determinants of Health

(1) Consortium resources have been temporary redirected to cross-sector COVID-19 response planning in the Rochester are. Please contact Brooke with questions. 

(2) System approach for Social Determinants of Health


February 27, 2020 : Rochester Nonprofit Consortium Meeting Materials

2020-02-11 Strengthening our Human Services Ecosystem by Rochester Nonprofit Consortium meeting materials


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

 


February 20, 2019 : Rochester Area Nonprofit Consortium Taking Action Pt. 2 Forum

Part 2 Meeting Material


November 20, 2018 : Action Groups being formed

Action Groups being formed to make progress on: Health Insurance; IT: Tech Support; Joint Purchasing of Goods and Services


February 01, 2017 : "Organizing for Impact" Symposium

 A symposium for nonprofit executives and board members to participate in a sector planning discussion.



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Key reports on: Non-profit Consortium Buildout


June 23, 2020 : Rochester Nonprofit Consortium Commits to Racial Justice

Offering a collective, community-wide commitment to action, Rochester Nonprofit Consortium leads a Collaborative Response to Racial Equity


May 05, 2020 : Nonprofit COVID-19 Response Structure and Social Determinants of Health

(1) Consortium resources have been temporary redirected to cross-sector COVID-19 response planning in the Rochester are. Please contact Brooke with questions. 

(2) System approach for Social Determinants of Health


February 27, 2020 : Rochester Nonprofit Consortium Meeting Materials

2020-02-11 Strengthening our Human Services Ecosystem by Rochester Nonprofit Consortium meeting materials


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

 


February 20, 2019 : Rochester Area Nonprofit Consortium Taking Action Pt. 2 Forum

Part 2 Meeting Material


November 20, 2018 : Action Groups being formed

Action Groups being formed to make progress on: Health Insurance; IT: Tech Support; Joint Purchasing of Goods and Services


February 01, 2017 : "Organizing for Impact" Symposium

 A symposium for nonprofit executives and board members to participate in a sector planning discussion.


  

General reports on: Non-profit Consortium Buildout


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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July 13, 2020 Rochester Area Non-profit Consortium July 2020 Accomplishments

 Nonprofit Consortium-led accomplishments in the COVID-19 response.

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April 10, 2020 Resoruce Guide, County Resources Locator, Legal Assistance Resources, Financial Resources through Propel, Unemployment Insurance Data, HourCar

2020-04-10 Message from Brooke A. Carlson, MA, MPH  Strategist, Rochester Nonprofit Consortium 

Colleagues,

Important resources/opportunities:  
We continue to hold cross-sector planning calls (MWF 3 - 3:45 pm) as well as a weekly call (Weds @ 5 pm) specifically for executive directors to discuss internal challenges. If you'd like to participate in either or if I can support you in any other way, please contact me.
Keep up the exceptional work, everyone.
Brooke
Brooke A. Carlson, MA, MPH
Strategist, Rochester Nonprofit Consortium 
President, North Sky Health Consulting, LLC
brooke@northskyhealth.com
612.387.1183

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April 07, 2020 Nonprofits needs townhalls with MN Gov. Leaders

There will be two Town Halls with House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler and Senate HHS Chair and Deputy Majority Leader Michelle Benson on issues facing non-profits Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning.

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April 03, 2020 Together Greater Rochester Area COVID-19 Community Support Fund

(1) Grant Application Now Available for Nonprofits to Apply for Together Fund Grants

(2) Rochester Area Foundation and other community partners announced the creation of a fund called TOGETHER: Greater Rochester Area COVID-19 Community Support Fund. Hosted at Rochester Area Foundation, the TOGETHER Fund will award grants to local nonprofits that are experiencing unforeseen challenges due to the ongoing pandemic.

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March 24, 2020 Rochester Nonprofit Sector Emergency Response Guidance

Rochester Nonprofit Sector Emergency Response Guidance is a collection of resources and information to share with the community. 

*** Channel One's staff is overextended and requests that clients and social service professionals do not call their offices. Instead, please visit Channel One's website for current information food distribution. 

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March 23, 2020 Emergency Funding Sources for Nonprofits

Emergency funding sources for nonprofits: Community Recovery Fund (MCF), Otto Bremer Trust: Headwaters Foundation for Justice and MCN Updates

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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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October 02, 2018 Greater Rochester Non-Profit Partners (GRNPP) Formal Alliance Proposal

Announcing Rochester Area Nonprofit Consortium Forum November 13, 2018 and info on prior webinars to formally kick off this work. A number of members of the Greater Rochester Non-Profit Partners (GRNPP) are proposing a formal alliance framework.

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Key Beam Reports on:

Business Process, OpenBeam, Pandemic, Technology Enablement  
April 27, 2021: Minnesota Compass

OpenBeam presentation at MN Compass, RPL workshop

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February 15, 2021: Microsoft Office 365 Cloud Usage Enablement (OpenBeam's Learning Journey)

 From the beginning to now, it was a painful and revealing story to learn about the power, complexity and the potential of MS Office 365. 

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January 01, 2021: 2020 Targeted Business, Workforce Participation Reports

2020-12-11 Report; 2020-11-02 October Report; 2020-09-30 September Report 

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December 06, 2020: Olmsted County Complete Count 2020 Completion Press Release

Data show that Minnesota had the highest self-response rate in the nation at 75.1%. Olmsted County had an even higher self-response rate of 78%.  

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November 19, 2020: Destination Medical Center (DMC) Plan 5 Year Update

November Newsletter, 5 Year Plan Update draft, webinars on land investments, DMC status and Covid impacts. Reminder to comment on 5 year plan update 

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October 30, 2020: The Village Community Garden & Learning Center a recipient of the 2020 PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation grant

 Congratulation to the Village Community Garden & Learning Center being named a recipient of the 2020 PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation grant. 

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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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April 25, 2020: COVID-19 Survey and Resource List

In the last month we have seen an influx of challenges and barriers affecting our API communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the challenges we are hearing from our communities is the closure of schools and the implementation of distance learning.

 As of this current school year, Asian American students make up 6.9% of students enrolled in Minnesota. In the last month, we have heard that language access, technology challenges, and financial burdens have presented barriers not only for students to be successful in the classroom, but also for parents who wish to be involved in their children’s education. This has led our communities to face unique barriers to full and equal participation in learning and instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 In response to this issue, the Council has created a community survey to identify ongoing barriers experienced by API families during distance learning. The purpose of this survey is to collect data collect to inform the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) on areas for improvement and best practices with API students during the distance learning period.

 With this in mind, we ask for your participation in helping us to widely distribute this survey to community members to ensure that their voices are heard by MDE officials. The survey will be open for community response between Monday, April 27th – Friday, May 8th. 

 During this time of COVID-19, we understand that many organizations have limited capacity, and greatly appreciate any support you can provide in getting this survey out to families.  Our simple ask to you is your help in sending out the survey to community members using email and social media. If you can make this small commitment, please confirm by responding to this email. Once we receive your confirmation we will follow-up with language templates and guidance to send out the surveys. Thank you all and we all wish your loved ones well.

 Please if you have any questions you can contact me, or our Research Assistant Daniel Yang, at daniel.y.yang@state.mn.us.

 Sincerely,

 Anjuli Cameron 

 Anjuli Mishra Cameron, M.S. | Research Director

Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans | 658 Cedar Street, Suite 160 | St. Paul, Minnesota 55155

(651) 757-1742 |  (507) 649-1157 | anjuli.cameron@state.mn.us |mn.gov/capm

 

 

 

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March 12, 2020: Health Assessment and Planning

March 2020 Olmsted County Health Assessment & Planning Process (HAPP) Meeting Recap

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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.

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