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Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN)

 

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Organization Information


Organization: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN)

Sector: 501C-3 Non-Profit ; Foundation

Organization Mission: Nonprofit organizations promote the health and well-being of society. Organizations provide people in all communities around the state with services and assistance to help meet needs unmet by government and the for-profit sector. The focus areas of Minnesota’s nonprofits vary greatly, but nonprofits are unified in their mission to provide unique opportunities for individuals to combine their energy, talents and values for community improvement and enrichment. The state’s nonprofits are more than simply entities that engage and inspire individuals and communities for public benefit; nonprofits are an important part of the economy. Minnesota’s vibrant nonprofit sector is a steady source of economic growth in every region of the state, as well as a key partner in delivering public sector services. Nonprofits also contribute to job growth. They employ one out of every nine workers in the state. Nonprofit organizations are known for their contributions to their communities, focusing on volunteerism and making a difference. While these perceptions are accurate and essential to the sector’s work, there is more to Minnesota’s

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Status Reports / News 
Related PlanScape Status on: Pandemic, Best Practice, Diversity and Inclusion, Governance/Public Policy, Sustainability

August 06, 2020 openBeam.net: 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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March 19, 2020 openBeam.net: Responsive Funding Opportunities and Resources

At the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN), we continue to hear question and concerns from nonprofits across the state and region regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. To that end, we would like to share a news and resource update for nonprofits and the individuals that make them go.

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November 20, 2020: Diversity Council Newsletters with COVID-19 Info

Inlight of all that is going on throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Diversity Council wants to remain a connector and convener for all those in need throughout our community. If you are aware of valuable information and resources, please email info@diversitycouncil.org and we will do our best to increase awareness.

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November 19, 2020: Destination Medical Center (DMC) Plan 5 Year Update

November Newsletter, 5 Year Plan Update draft, webinars on land investments, DMC status and Covid impacts. Reminder to comment on 5 year plan update 

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November 16, 2020: Diversity Council coordinating Conservation Corp teams

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

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November 13, 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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November 03, 2020: Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES) Galllery

 Yesterday OpenBeam.net via Minnesota Humanities Center (MDH)  got to know about this amazing Latinx organization. The following is a gallery of some of its activities. 

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October 30, 2020: The Village Community Garden & Learning Center a recipient of the 2020 PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation grant

 Congratulation to the Village Community Garden & Learning Center being named a recipient of the 2020 PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation grant. 

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October 19, 2020: Minnesota Humanities Center (MHC)

Through the 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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October 10, 2020: Competition vs Collaboration

The challenge is to coordinate the logic models of each of these anchor projects. 

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Impacts

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

PlanScape

Lvl 1: Pandemic ; Best Practice ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Governance & Policy ; Sustainability

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

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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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