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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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Related PlanScape Status on: Best Practice, Business Process, Civic Engagement, Housing, Networking, Vision/Identity

Key reports on: Community Networking Group (CNG)


Community Networking Group (CNG) Relaunch Conversations (November 27, 2019)

CNG Steering Committee collaborating with Mayor Kim Norton to launch CNG 2.0. 

 

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CNG Steering Committee Members Letter to Rochester City Council and Mayor (April 01, 2018)

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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Community Networking Group (CNG) News 2/14/2018 (February 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 Community Networking Group (CNG) Steering Committee Meeting Notes (December 14, 2017)

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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Board Match Event (Apr 19, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM) (February 18, 2017)

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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A call for support for reduced monthly bus fare for low income individuals (September 02, 2016)

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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Support for multi-node transit/transportation (August 18, 2016)

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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Community Networking Group (CNG) Non-profit workforce survey (July 06, 2016)

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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Channel One is leading CNG subgroup to consolidate agencies transit needs (March 03, 2016)

Sub-group agencies led by JW of Channel One. A survey of agencies' client needs are being conducted.

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CNG To Host Transportation Agency Forum (November 04, 2015)

prepared to provide information: Agency location. Hours of operation for client services. Estimated # clients. Estimated average visits/year/client. Estimated % clients who need transportation to the agency. Transportation services provided directly by the agency, if any. Percent of agency budget spent on client transportation.

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A sample of 2016 Summary of CNG Work Products (January 01, 2015)

Looking back at some of the work products produced by CNG since its inception.

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August 17, 2022: Prosperity Initiative Information

(1) About the program and August 2022 recruting  (2) 2018-07-011 Minority Business Conference hosted by SBDC, Diversity Council and Prosperity Initiative

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August 15, 2022: Microwash News

100K boost by NMotion via its growth accelerator program to Microwash.

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August 10, 2022: Housing Alliance Coalition Senior Housing Report

(A) Aug 2022 status: Request for Proposals for Senior Housing Development;  (B) Dec, 2021 status: (1) Senior Housing Community Co-Design Project Report;  (2) Project Background: Describing Senior Housing Project and Recruiting Co-Designing Team Members

 

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August 05, 2022: Project HEALINGS of MN Covid-19 Series - Articles 3

1. Vacines protect pregnancy and privacy - Find out now. 2, VACCINATION EMPOWERS LEARNING ABOUT OVERALL HEALTH AND WELLNESS

 

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July 24, 2022: Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization 2022 Communication

3Q2022: July message and report; (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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July 22, 2022: Why Get Vaccinated?

 July 2022 e-Magazine; November 2021 e-Magazine; Info about booster; Education Slides in English and Chinese.  

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July 20, 2022: County of Olmsted, MN Resident Survey

High-level results from the Olmsted County 2022 Resident Survey were shared at the Olmsted County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday, July 19, 2022.

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July 18, 2022: Techsoup by the cup

July 2022 news: Zendesk Foundation's Tech for Good Program, Four Considerations for Secure Document Management, HubSpot 101, Video Conferencing, etc. 

 

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July 14, 2022: Opportunity to make an impact

Community Health Assessment & Planning (CHAP) co-designers wanted. 

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June 29, 2022: Vaccines Protect Our Families

Information Series Article 2: Vaccines Protect Our Families

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June 25, 2022: May 18, 2022 DMCC Board Meeting

May 2022 Proceedings and notable breakouts

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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 12, 2022: Twin Cities and Rochester Connections

Introduction meeting May 11, 2022: RAEDI, Diversity Council, Asian Media Access, Pandemic Responders to explore the concept of intercultural/economic connectivity.  

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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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