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

Key reports on: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN)


Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) 2023 Reports (October 29, 2023)

Four MCM Reports: 

1. 2023 Current Conditions of Minnesota's Nonprofit Sector. 

2. 2023 Minnesota Nonprofit Economy Report: A Statewide and Regional Analysis 

3. Equity in Minnesota State Grantmaking

4. State Grants to Minnesota Nonprofits: Increasing Effectiveness, Transparency, and Accountability

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Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) (May 13, 2022)

The McKnight Foundation and MCN are excited to open nominations for the 2022 Virginia McKnight Binger Unsung Hero Awards - with recipients each receiving $10,000! 

 

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Spring, Summer 2020 issues of Nonprofit News (August 06, 2020)

 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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Responsive Funding Opportunities and Resources (March 19, 2020)

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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April 01, 2024: EBE Presentation to City Council Study Session
1. Part of Feb 26, 2024 City Council Study Session on DEI: Presentation Slides include actions and measures to City Council Study Session and Link to City Council video 

2. Career Opportunities for Women of Color

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March 21, 2024: Requests for Action Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Action Plan

City Council Approved Requests for City Council Approval of two DEI Contracts: 

Contract 1: 2024: Professional Development: Cultural Humility Series $41.3K; 

Contact 2 : Critical Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Audit ($30K); Cultural Humility Professional Development Series: Digging Deeper $13.5K ;  

Video clip of council discussions and voting and related info about GoodEnough.

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March 20, 2024: NIH Community Engagement Alliance Consultative Resource

We invite community organizations and partners who expressed interest in the Community Partnerships to Advance Science for Society (ComPASS) initiative to participate at no cost in several opportunities hosted by CEACR.

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March 19, 2024: Action Request March 18, 2024
Comment at the 3/18/2024 City Council Meeting:

To act on September 21, 2020 council resolutions for the city staff to develop a Intercultural City action plan.  

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March 13, 2024: DEED Funding Opportunities and Workforce Training Available for Minnesota Employers
Funding Opportunities: DEI for Small Employers, Targeted Populations Capacity Building

Employer subsidies: 1. The state of Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP) program offers grants to help train or retrain your workforce.; .2. New Minnesota Fund Reimburses Employers for Costs of Reasonable Accommodations

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March 04, 2024: City Council: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Updates; Housing; International Relations

DEI Presentation Topics: Language Access and Accessibility; Equity in the Built Environment; 2024 Initiatives

Economic Development Incentives for Housing

Mayor Updates: Black History Month, Luther College: Mutable City; International Relations Committee

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March 04, 2024: Olmsted County Human Rights and Human Services Reorg
Reorganization: Olmsted County announces changes to advisory boards for human services and human rights.

“This new model positions us to better learn from our residents and address community needs.”

Open Beam Comments : Accountability of actions and results

 

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March 01, 2024: 2024 Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization Plan Reports

1Q 2024:

Feb 2024 - Admin Message, TBE Report

Jan 2024: Admin Message, TBE Report

Special callouts 

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February 07, 2024: DMC's BioRoch effort to Collaborate with MN MedTech 3.0

DMCC Board Updates:

1. Feb 2024 DMCC Board Meeting: Video Clip of Discussion at Feb 1 2024 DMCC Board - DMC part of MedTech 3.0; Memo to DMCC

2. Nov. 2023 Video Clip of Discussion at DMCC Board Meeting about MN MedTech 3.0 Description and Webinar

References: US DEA Tech Hub Awardees 

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February 06, 2024: Luther College Rochester Semester Cohort
Luther College Rochester Immersion internship placements and coursework information:

2023, 2022, 2021 programming information 

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February 03, 2024: Jeremiah Program News

2024 Fundraising : Chocolate for a Cause! Get your chocolate bar for a chance to win one of five golden tickets! Order yours today Scan the QR Code or click here: LINK

2018 Information presented to December 18, 2018 HRA.

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February 01, 2024: Contract Opportunity for Homeownership Mentor Program

Get paid while helping others achieve their homeownership goals!

Referencing BIPOC Homeownership Co-design Report

 

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February 01, 2024: Ignite Cup 2024

The Ignite Cup is a startup competition to connect and grow our entrepreneurial ecosystem. The winner of our pitch competition will be a guaranteed semi-finalist at the MN Cup.

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January 29, 2024: Black History Month Series of Events

(1) 2024 Black History Month Press Release

(2) 2023 Black History Month Press Release

(3) 2022 Black History Month Press Release;

(4) 2021 Black History Month Press Release  

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Impacts

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

PlanScape

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

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Projects/Programs

Confirmed Project Involvement: Non-profit Consortium Buildout


Potential Projects

Project Involvement Candidates: Digital Equity IT


 

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

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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
    demonstration
  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 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.

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