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Rochester Area Volunteer Administration

 

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Organization Information


Organization: Rochester Area Volunteer Administration

Sector: Collective

Organization Mission: The Rochester Area Volunteer Administrators (RAVA) is a network of leaders of volunteers in the Rochester area that meet to network, receive professional development, and strengthen volunteerism in our region of Minnesota. RAVA meets the third Thursday of every month from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the United Way Building.

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Vision

MAVA is the premiere statewide organization uniting, educating and advancing Minnesota communities through excellence in leadership of volunteers and best practices in organizational volunteerism.

Core Values

●  Volunteerism: Volunteers make our communities better.
●  Education: Trained volunteer leaders are essential to maximizing organizational success.
●  Connection: Sharing and networking builds our profession.
●  Inclusion: Diverse backgrounds and viewpoints make us stronger.
●  Collaboration: Partnerships allow us to work together for greater impact.
●  Research: Understanding trends helps us craft a better future.

Impact on the Field

MAVA actively experiments with innovative practices in volunteerism. We are committed to disseminating knowledge to the broader field.

 

Impact for Partnerships

MAVA and our partners receive and share resources, knowledge, and visibility to meet our respective missions. We foster a connection to each other that holds us accountable for the vitality of our community.

 


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Status Reports / News 
Related PlanScape Status on: Business Process, Civic Engagement, Networking

January 14, 2019 Rochester Area Volunteer Administration: Rochester Area Volunteer Meeting Calendar

2019 Meeting Calendar and List of agencies participated in April 12, 2018 Community Volunteer Fair.

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November 20, 2021: Use of "America City for Health" as moniker to attract DMC investment

Presentation to DMCC Board in November 2021 Board Meeting. Focus on attracting more companies coming in.  America City for Health as lead generation asset. 

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October 10, 2021: Commitment to Action for Racial Justice project

September 27 2021, checkpoint meeting with commitment undersigned.  

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September 14, 2021: Olmsted County Health Assessment and Planning Partnership (HAPP)

Status reports: September 2021, March 2021 from CHAP quarterly meetings

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August 27, 2021: Olmsted County Human Rights Commission

Welcoming week information and Police Responses to HRC questions. 

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August 12, 2021: 2021 Global Mayors Challenge Status Reports

  90 Second Pitch Video; Application for Global Cities Grant Status

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April 13, 2021: City Council NLC Racial Equity Study Session

4/12 City Council NLC Racial Equity in Local Government Study Session. 

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March 17, 2021: City of Rochester, MN Study Session on DEI

Rochester City Council session on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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March 07, 2021: City of Rochester, MN - Covid Impacts and Branding

(1) Study Session (2) Covid Impact  (3) Unify branding of City departments and teammates

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February 20, 2021: CHAP Covid Survey

  Olmsted County Community Health Assessment & Planning (CHAP) Covid Impact Survey

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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 29, 2021: 4giving Matching Funds Opportunity

  has a business sponsor who is looking to partner with a charitable cause in February to raise awareness, encourage donations, and match funds for the month.

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Impacts

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PlanScape

Lvl 1: Business Process ; Civic Engagement ; Networking

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

Isolated Impact

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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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