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Rochester Area Nonprofit Consortium Taking Action Pt. 2 Forum

February 20, 2019 Public Report On Rochester Area Non-profit Consortium


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







February 20, 2019 Public Report On Rochester Area Non-profit Consortium



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DMC Impact(s):

PlanScape(s): Best Practice ; Business Process ; Technology Enablement

Community Health Impact(s):

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  • 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.

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.
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