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Community Networking Group (CNG)

 

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Organization Information


Organization: Community Networking Group (CNG)

Sector: Collective

Organization Mission: Our goal (common agenda) is to increase awareness and understanding of public, private, non-profit organizations' plans and needs. We aim to to share and identify key community needs and plans so that individually and collectively we will be more effective in carrying out our mission of serving the community. Our aim is to create a healthy and inclusive community where opportunity and responsibility are broadly shared.

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Status Reports / News 
Related PlanScape Status on: Best Practice, Business Process, Civic Engagement, Housing, Networking, Vision/Identity

April 01, 2018 openBeam.net: CNG Steering Committee Members Letter to Rochester City Council and Mayor

CNG Steering Committee members have sent to each member of the council, the mayor, and the city administrator the following letter that supports the inclusion of the core principles of health and wellness, as well as social equity and environmental justice. 

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February 14, 2018 CNG: Community Networking Group (CNG) News 2/14/2018

Instead of convening a CNG meeting in February, the CNG Steering Committee encourage friends to attend the 2/22 Cradle to Career community event. The next CNG meeting will be on March 22, 2018: panel conversations on social determinants of heath/wellness and Complete Count 2020.

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December 14, 2017 CNG: December Community Networking Group (CNG) Steering Committee Meeting Notes

We believe CNG continues to have a unique role in:  (1) Developing a common understanding of the social sector needs and its formal and organic impact on the community. (2) Focusing on designing the city and county for the people. (3) Leading the development of Rochester/Olmsted Compass Points, which has been valuable (at least to some organizations.)

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February 18, 2017 CNG: Board Match Event (Apr 19, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM)

Info shared by Samantha Rother, American Cancer Society

Match non-profits looking for board members and high level leadership volunteers with community members who have been through community leadership programs like Leadership Greater Rochester, Ready to Lead and Collaborative Leadership fellows. 

 

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September 02, 2016 CNG: A call for support for reduced monthly bus fare for low income individuals

The Voice of the Poor, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, is requesting that community members and organizations contact Rochester City Council members and the Mayor to voice their opinion on the proposed reduced monthly bus fare for low income individuals. 

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August 18, 2016 CNG: Support for multi-node transit/transportation

The CNG Steering Committee led by Jerome Ferson, United Way of Olmsted County, would like you to review the following proposed CNG statement regarding the transit/transportation plan and state your organization's support position per the ONLINE POLL by October 1, 2016.
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July 06, 2016 openBEAM.net: Community Networking Group (CNG) Non-profit workforce survey

This survey was done in June 2016 to prime the workforce develpment CNG panel discussion. Panel members: Mark Shultz – SE MN Regional Market Analyst, DEED; Julie Brock- Workforce Development & Education Director, Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce; Bruce Thompson- Placement Specialist, Workforce Development, Inc.; Julie Nigon - Manager of the Rochester Adult and Family Literacy Program, Hawthorne Education Center

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March 03, 2016 TBD: Channel One is leading CNG subgroup to consolidate agencies transit needs

Sub-group agencies led by JW of Channel One. A survey of agencies' client needs are being conducted.

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November 04, 2015 openBEAM.net: CNG To Host Transportation Agency Forum

Community Networking Group (CNG) assisting City Transit Planner to host a community-wide transportation needs forum to gather inputs from area social/education agencies. Agencies attending the meeting will be asked to come prepared to provide information: Agency location. Hours of operation for client services. Estimated # clients. Estimated average visits/year/client. Estimated % clients who need transportation to the agency. Transportation services provided directly by the agency, if any. Percent of agency budget spent on client transportation.

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March 20, 2019: OpenBeam: A "For Purpose" Enterprise

Founding Members' Understanding and Agreement signed by Erik and Al. 

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March 13, 2019: Southeastern Minnesota League of Municipalities (SEMLM)

State lawmakers from Southeast Minnesota are pushing to create a $25 million revolving loan fund to spur business and entrepreneurial activity in the region’s towns and cities."

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March 06, 2019: Isaiah News

Rochester ISAIAH Community Meetings: Recap of 3/3 and Onto 3/31

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February 17, 2019: Destination Medical Center (DMC) Meeting Packet

DMCC Meeting Packet with affordable housing and transportation breakouts.

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February 15, 2019: Councilman Michael Wojcik Comments to DMC pertaining to Affordable Housing

Here are 6 comments / Suggestions that that Councilman Wojcik sent do the DMC EDA and Board pertaining to how DMC can have a positive impact on the affordability of housing in the district and beyond.

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January 17, 2019: Affordable Housing Proposal

The City of Rochester is looking to have up to 10 floors of housing constructed on top of a brand new 650 unit parking ramp.

This is in both a targeted census tract, an opportunity zone and a couple blocks from the Mayo Clinic. The city spent an addition $500k to ensure footings could serve up to 10 addition levels of housing.

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January 14, 2019: Rochester Area Volunteer Meeting Calendar

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

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January 14, 2019: City of Rochester Vision, Principles and Priorities

City Council COW was shown this Rochester Vision Document. 

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January 12, 2019: Open Beam: A "For Purpose" Entity Enterprise

OpenBeam (being evolved by Al Lun and Erik Lundquist) is exploring to use the PowerShift extension of Holacracy to build out a for-purpose organization that features radically transparent organizational structure designed to be devoid of traditional territorial, ego-centric, command-and-control bureaucratic structure. 

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December 19, 2018: CHNA Meeting and News

December 13, 2018 CHNA meeting minutes. 

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Impacts

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

PlanScape

Lvl 1: Best Practice ; Business Process ; Civic Engagement ; Housing ; Networking ; Vision/Identity

Lvl 2: Diversity and Inclusion ; Networking

DMC Impact: Livable City Health & Wellness Learning Environment Sports, Recreation, Nature

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Organization Life Cycle Assessment:

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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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