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The Diversity Business Partnership Initiative

Beam Project Type: Project in Archive Phase

Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) (Mankato and Rochester), Latino Economic Development Council (LEDC); African Development Center (ADC) Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF). Dollars Available: $190,000 Total or $95,000 per year (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016; July 1, 2015 – June 1:1 Match Required (Believe In‐Kind can count) Program: A 2‐year, 3 component pilot partnership program designed to coach and teach both business resources to support the start and expansion of minority owned companies and provide transformational leadership to influence community and work place engagement. Client profile: A business which is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled on a daily basis by one or more of...(name). According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, minorities own more than 4.1 million firms and account for nearly $700 billion in revenues.

Detailed Description

Draft Plan 2015-08-13

Impacts

PlanScape

Level 1: Best Practice ; Business Process ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Economic Development

Level 2:

DMC:

Community Health:

Status Reports Related PlanScape Status on: Best Practice, Business Process, Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development

December 09, 2018: Collective Impact Model to enable Housing Coalition

11/13/2018 Housing Coalition meeting starting a series of conversations regarding the future and role of the housing alliance in our community.  To start these conversations, Elaine Case will be presenting on the Community Impact model.

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November 21, 2018: Olmsted County Complete Count 2020 Planning Kickoff

Invitation from Sheila Kiscaden, Olmsted County Commissioner & Chair of Olmsted County Complete Count Committee

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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

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November 17, 2018: Race Exhibit 2018

Reviving 2009 Race Exhibit in a condensed version.

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November 12, 2018: Diversity Council newsmaker

A sample of Diversity Council community engagement activities.

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November 02, 2018: Open Beam: A "For Purpose" Entity

openBeam is having conversations with for-purpose agent(s) to explore the adoption of holacracy framework.

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October 16, 2018: Cradle to Career publishes community report

Cradle to Career published Community Report and recruiting Collaborative Action Network (CAN) conveners for Kindergarten Readiness and On-Time Graduation.

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October 04, 2018: 6 Crtical Components for Discovery Square

Presented to DMCC Board in its September 2018 board meeting.

 

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October 02, 2018: Greater Rochester Non-Profit Partners (GRNPP) Formal Alliance Proposal

Announcing Rochester Area Nonprofit Consortium Forum November 13, 2018 and info on prior webinars to formally kick off this work. A number of members of the Greater Rochester Non-Profit Partners (GRNPP) are proposing a formal alliance framework.

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Last modified by allnode on 2017/09/03
Created by allnode on 2015/08/11

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