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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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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

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June 17, 2020: Beam connecting TBE with community resources

Set up connections with Diversity Council's Community Mobilization Resources and allies

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June 13, 2020: City of Rochester, MN Response to #8cantwait

 The City of Rochester Police Department shared information on how Rochester is currently meeting the #8cantwait.

 

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June 11, 2020: RNeighbbors

Partnership with City of Rochester  

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May 28, 2020: DMC EDA Covid Recovery Actions

COVID-19 Recovery Actions: (1) Presentation to DMCC board (2) Webinar COVID business restart discussion series

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May 12, 2020: Diversity Council Newsletters with COVID-19 Info

In light of all that is going on throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Diversity Council wants to remain a connector and convener for all those in need throughout our community. If you are aware of valuable information and resources, please email info@diversitycouncil.org and we will do our best to increase awareness.

If you have needs to express as an individual or member of a particular community, please reach out to info@diversitycouncil.org. Diversity Council is willing and happy to hear your concerns and connect you with the correct resources.

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May 11, 2020: Rochester-area Chamber of Commerce - back to work info series

Topics include: 5 Steps to Reopening your business safely, Liability Concerns for Reopening Your Business

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May 07, 2020: MPR Invite COVID Community Helpers Stories

Looking for moments when people are helping other people in the community. In a nod to Fred Rogers, in bad times look for the helpers. So, please consider sharing a story about a helper in your community.

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May 01, 2020: COVID Communication Survey

Survey results on COVID communication resources and challenges. The Olmsted County Incident Command Safety Officer is the point of contact for engaging Public Health Technical Specialists in community outreach efforts: COVIDSafetyOfficer@co.olmsted.mn.us

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April 29, 2020: Techsoap news: Zoom, Teams, COVID-19 forum, Slack,

Techsoap newsletter with information on better usage of collaboration technologies. 

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April 22, 2020: The Resilience of the Nonprofit Sector Shines Through

This time of uncertainty has pushed nonprofit organizations to tap into their creativity and come up with inventive ways to engage and serve their communities. At the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, community is our compass, so we are inspired to see the community-led ingenuity of the nonprofit sector during this pandemic.

Below are several nonprofits we fund that are offering resources and virtual programming during Minnesota’s mandated stay at home order:

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April 16, 2020: Microgrants to Help Support Entrepreneurial Activity

Microgrants to Help Support Entrepreneurial Activity and The ‘United We Stand’ Small Business Microgrant Fund aims to provide emergency cash assistance for brick and mortar businesses.

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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

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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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