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Community Beam to enable community collaboration

 

Many best-practiced communities have implemented community web-based dashboards to provide a "read-out" of the health and wellness metrics of the community. DMCC's website is a push technology and not so much as social, collaborative virtual teaming site. Olmsted County, Mayo, OMG (and others) have just completed a community health study and published a report. We should go further and have a plan to be more agile and responsive in changing statistics by implementing a dashboard.

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Project Information

About the project

 

Detailed Description

 

Implement for the Rochester area a "Community Dashboard" as depicted in the following conceptual diagram.  

 

Project Status/News

September 10, 2017: MN Department of Education education data analysis

Great opportunity to get connected with deeper data collection and analysis on education outcomes. 

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May 21, 2016: Community Beam presentations

openBEAM.net presentations on Community Beam, a community assets portal, to Community for Health and CLF.  

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October 04, 2015: Community Dashboard Status

I am aware that the various anchor initiatives in Rochester have similar goals and that the organizations/teams driving these initiatives have great intention to collaborate.  I am also familiar with the difficulty of teaming and collaboration. That's why alignment of goals, indicators, strategies and measurements is highly valued in best-practices such as Lean 6 Sigma.  While leaders of the various organizations and projects have publicly declared their commitment and intentions to collaborate and to align goals, efforts and measurements.  Beyond the rhetoric, where is the "beef"?

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Related PlanScape Status

Best Practice, Business Process, Children & Youth, Education, OpenBeam, Technology Enablement  

September 16, 2020: County of Olmsted, MN Covid CARES Funding

(1) Nonprofit grant with RAF (2) SMB grant with RAEDI (3) CARES Act Funds allocation.

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September 09, 2020: Connecting emmright with Collider

OpenBeam arranged a meeting between emmright and Collider. Good potential to collaborate especially in the Collider's Navigator program. 

 

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September 04, 2020: Olmsted County, Rochester Downtown Alliance, and United Way partner to ensure a complete count

  Olmsted County, the Rochester Downtown Alliance (RDA), and United Way are partnering to ensure a complete count and asking all residents to complete the 2020 Census. The 2020 Census self-response period is set to end Wednesday, September 30, 2020.

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August 26, 2020: Help Needed - Diversity Council of Rochester

Diversity Council is looking for members to join its team: (1) Facilitators (2) Curriculum Development & Delivery Manager

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August 25, 2020: United Way Funding Opportunities— (1) Early Success (2) Build Back Better

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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August 24, 2020: Diversity Council

Diversity Council is coordinating an ask to the City of Rochester for Conservation Funds.  

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August 23, 2020: Youth & Whole Families August 2020 Status

 Triton Public School District partnership with Diversity Council on equity initiative for student success. 

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August 20, 2020: Parks & Recreation Department Seek Community Partners for Conservation Corp Program

The City of Rochester Parks and Recreation department is seeking community partners to assist with staffing for the Rochester Conservation Corps.   

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August 20, 2020: Another Milestone with ICI

   The City of Rochester, in partnership with the Diversity Council and others, announced the release of the draft Intercultural Cities Initiative program index report and an upcoming virtual site visit. 

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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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August 11, 2020: Best Practices in Managing Your Team in 2020 — Aug 20 Webinar

  Rochester professionals, Nicky Espinosa, Director of Strategy Management, Mayo Clinic (and executive coach, Nicky Espinosa Coaching),Elsa Maas, Associate HR Director, Olmsted County to be on Performance Excellence Network panel Best Practices in Managing Your Team in 2020 — Aug 20 Webinar

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August 06, 2020: Spring, Summer 2020 issues of Nonprofit News

 As the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) works to provide all nonprofit organizations, leaders, and workers access to valuable information during the challenging early weeks of COVID-19, we are happy to share the Spring 2020 issue of Nonprofit News with MCN members and nonmembers alike in a convenient digital format.

 

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Last modified by support on 2020/05/23
Created by on 2013/10/24

 

 

 

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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