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United Way of Olmsted County

 

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Organization: United Way of Olmsted County

Sector: 501C-3 Non-Profit ; Foundation

Organization Mission: United Way of Olmsted County unites people and resources to improve lives in the community with a focus on education, income, health, and basic needs – the building blocks for a good quality of life. We do this by convening the community to address key issues, collaborating to achieve a measurable impact, and connecting human and financial resources to achieve our mission. We invite you to join the movement. Give. Advocate. Volunteer. That's what it means to LIVE UNITED. Vision To be an agent of community change that inspires hope, creates opportunity, and champions people in need. Mission Uniting people and resources to improve people’s lives in our community.

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Status Reports / News 
Related PlanScape Status on: Basic Needs, Children & Youth, Diversity and Inclusion, Education, Health, Income, Mental Health, Pandemic

August 25, 2020 openBEAM.net: 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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March 21, 2020 NPC: Economic Relief Proposal for Nonprofit Sector

The United Way Worldwide policy team worked with a small group of leading charities to craft an economic relief proposal for the nonprofit sector. More than 100 national charities have signed on and we are getting traction on Capitol Hill and with the Administration. The letter sent to congress is attached.

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March 16, 2020 openBeam.net: United Way of Olmsted County: Inter-Agency Volunteer Coordination

Inter-Agency Volunteer Coordination: United Way has created a channel for Rochester-area nonprofits to coordinate staffing resources to meet the demand for essential services during a Covid-19 outbreak

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April 16, 2019 TBD: United Way Special Projects Team

OVERALL OBJECTIVE: determine what forms of advocacy are most suitable to advance United Way’s vision and mission. 

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February 27, 2021: Minnesota Humanities Center (MHC)

(1) New funding opportunity 2021-02-27; (2) Make a Gift 2020 (3) Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Funds, MHC will award grants to American Indians and nonprofit organizations led by Native peoples, and immigrants and nonprofit organizations led by immigrants.

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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 16, 2021: National Alliance on Mental Illness Job Opening

Crisis Peer Support Specialist Provisional Job Description

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February 13, 2021: MHC: Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage - 2021 Grantees

 OpenBeam.net is grateful to to have a chance to talk to some of the 2021 MHC Cultural  Identity Grant applicants and recipients. 

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February 11, 2021: SYSTEMS OF POWER Workshop

 This virtual workshop series provides intermediate-level training for those who want to move past the basics of diversity and inclusion to understanding how systems of power have been designed, adapted, and perpetuated.

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February 04, 2021: COVID-19 Impact Survey and Vaccine Update

(1) Covid-19 Impact Survey (2) Priority groups are set by the Federal government. Each state has set priorities about who gets the vaccine first, based on these recommendations.

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January 31, 2021: 2021 Black History Month

2021 Black History Month series of events

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January 30, 2021: Luther College Rochester Semester Cohort

  Immersion internship placements and coursework information (Spring 2021)

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January 26, 2021: COVID-19 Vaccines and Your Community: What You Need to Know

TPT|NOW and five cultural media partners, the MN Department of Health and Wellshare International are producing five culturally specific “top questions/answers” and 30-minute broadcast programs: COVID-19 Vaccines and Your Community: What You Need to Know.

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January 20, 2021: Coalition of Asian-American Leaders (CAAL)

Redefining wealth through communal & cultural assets and July newsletter: need for data disaggregation on Asian CORID impact metrics.

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January 14, 2021: 2021 - 2023 Community Health Improvement Plan

Coalition of Community Health Improvement (CHIP) releasing 2021-2023 health improvement plan. 

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January 01, 2021: City of Rochester, MN - Branding

Unify branding of City departments and teammates

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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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Impacts

The work of this organization may have impacts on the following areas:

PlanScape

Lvl 1: Pandemic ; Basic Needs ; Children & Youth ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Education ; Health ; Income ; Mental Health

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DMC Impact: Health & Wellness

Community Health Impact area: Financial Stress/Homelessness ; Mental Health ; Obesity

 


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

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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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