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Rochester Area Nonprofit Consortium Taking Action Pt. 2 Forum

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Public Pinned Report on Non-profit Consortium Buildout led by Rochester Area Nonprofit Consortium
Last modified: February 20, 2019




Part 2 Meeting Material



Message from Brooke Carlson

Hello nonprofit leaders,
Thank you to those who participated in our robust discussions last Friday at the "Taking Action to Develop Shared Services Pt II" forum. A few items of follow up:
Forum Materials: Attachments include: 
  • assessment findings brief, 
  • forum presentation, 
  • 3 updated action plans, and
  • the draft overview of alternative health insurance options. 
The action plans and health insurance overview will be regularly updated as we move into implementation. They will also be available on our temporary website: 
Subgroup Registration: If you are interested in participating in an Implementation Subgroups for either IT or Joint Purchasing, please click here to sign up. We would like a mix of organizations with IT and human resources expertise as well as organizations who are willing to test new solutions. There will be communication about launching these groups in March.
Training: We are partnering with RAF, the Chamber, and MCN to finalize the 2019 collaborative training schedule including details for the March 21 training: "Communication and Conflict Management for Nonprofits". Please watch for more information and contact Terri Allred ( with questions.
Press Release: Finally, I have attached a brief press release about the Consortium's progress. You are welcome to share with your networks. 
Thank you for your commitment to this important effort. I look forward to our continued work together. 
Brooke A. Carlson, MA, MPH
North Sky Health Consulting, LLC


Pt 2 Materials



Presss Release


IT Action Plan

Latest information about this can be found: IT subgroup team room on SharePoint   and


Joint Procurement

Health Insurance


Action Plan







Related Reports


Other Non-profit Consortium Buildout Pinned Reports

September 06, 2022 : Rochester Nonprofit Consortium Strengthens Relationship with Rochester Area Foundation

The Rochester Nonprofit Consortium (Consortium) has announced its intent to become a program of Rochester Area Foundation (RAF). 

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

May 05, 2020 : Nonprofit COVID-19 Response Structure and Social Determinants of Health

(1) Consortium resources have been temporary redirected to cross-sector COVID-19 response planning in the Rochester are. Please contact Brooke with questions. 

(2) System approach for Social Determinants of Health

February 27, 2020 : Rochester Nonprofit Consortium Meeting Materials

2020-02-11 Strengthening our Human Services Ecosystem by Rochester Nonprofit Consortium meeting materials

October 01, 2019 : Rochester Area Non-profit Consortium

Event: Webinar "Moving to the Cloud" featuring the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and the Diversity Council (presentation slides attached)
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 1
Time: 12 - 1:30 pm


November 20, 2018 : Action Groups being formed

Action Groups being formed to make progress on: Health Insurance; IT: Tech Support; Joint Purchasing of Goods and Services

February 01, 2017 : "Organizing for Impact" Symposium

 A symposium for nonprofit executives and board members to participate in a sector planning discussion.

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Pinned Rochester Area Nonprofit Consortium organization and project reports


Project Report of Commitment to Action for Racial Justice project : February 22, 2023 : Commitment to Action for Racial Justice project

1Q2023 NPC Quarterly Commitment Meeting Takeaways: Meeting Notes, YouTube of Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man. 

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

September 27 2021, checkpoint meeting with commitment undersigned.  

Project Report of Digital Equity IT : August 22, 2021 : Digital Equity IT Infrastructure: Beam Assessment

Beam Assessment

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Project Phase 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
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
About 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 will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community,'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. could be an interesting first step.

Links to Beam sub-sites 
Sample of Beam sub-sites: