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How to approach a DEI improvement project

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Public Pinned ICI Featured Report on Beam Up DEI Actions for Area CBO's led by
Last modified: July 07, 2021




 Use the Listen, Learn and Act model to support new DEI leaders in our community -- a living document to jot down OpenBeam's thoughts how organizations may contribute to our area's DEI progress.  




OpenBeam Stream of Consciousness 



 LINK To Google Document 







Nonprofit Commitment Document






J2G D/I Committee Status






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Project Report of Rochester Intercultural Economic Exchange (RICE) : May 12, 2022 : Twin Cities and Rochester Connections

Introduction meeting May 11, 2022: RAEDI, Diversity Council, Asian Media Access, Pandemic Responders to explore the concept of intercultural/economic connectivity.  

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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
  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 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.

Links to Beam sub-sites 
Sample of Beam sub-sites: