CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers

Rating: 4.94 stars   49 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, LGBTQ

Location: P.O. Box 9744 Ft. Lauderdale FL 33321 USA

Mission: CenterLink exists to support the development of strong, sustainable LGBT community centers and to build a unified center movement.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

CenterLink has truly been an inspirational partner to the LGBT Technology Partnership & Institute. By lending a voice to research, making connections to LGBT Centers or providing knowledge experts for panels, CenterLink has always been willing to step up and collaborate. I wish more nonprofit organizations had a similar approach to partnering. If you need help, CenterLink is the resource to turn to.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

CenterLink has been a true blessing for many of our LGBT Centers. Not only it creates networking opportunities but it truly educates and improves the quality of the service we provide and helps the overall idea of what a LGBT Center should be about. Thank you! Our little Center that could has already benefited from everything you provide and we continue to grow.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

As a new Executive Director of a small and struggling rural LGBTQ Center, I needed a great deal of help to get my organization moving in the right direction. CenterLink was there for me every step of the way. Not only did their knowledgeable and accessible staff provide expert technical assistance, they also connected me with others in my field who readily offered help. From access to important decision makers in our field to free or low cost professional development opportunities, CenterLink provides it all. Everything they do is productive and designed to help build strong Centers to serve some of the most vulnerable populations in the country.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would not change a thing internally. Externally, I'd try to figure out how to find them more funding! The more CenterLink grows, the safer, healthier, and more equal the LGBTQ communities become.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

As a board member with the DC Center, I have found the entire staff of Center Link to be incredibly accommodating, resourceful, knowledgeable, timely, and ultimately inspirational for our local work.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Multiply their resources

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

QMUNITY, BC's Queer Resource Centre has benefitted enormously from the expertise and the network offered by Centerlink! They bring together experts in the field to address a range of topics that help strengthen not only the LGBTQ movement, but the social profit sector as a whole. We are incredibly grateful to be a member of this critical organization.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Centerlink, like many excellent non-profit, could do more if they had more resources to work with. I encourage folks to continue supporting this important organization.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach is so thankful for CenterLink and the support they provide our staff and board. The resources, trainings, workshops, and networking opportunities have helped us move through a very difficult time into success and prosperity for our community. We have learned so much from CenterLink and are thankful for everything they do for LGBTQ centers!

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 4 stars  

Terry Stone recently facilitated a workshop for our board of the Center OC, in Orange County CA. As a new board member, I felt the curriculum was invaluable. Terry’s relaxed yet knowledgable presentation style put me at ease, and the content educated me on exactly what my role will be. The exercises helped me engage with others and added a sense of transparency to the whole evening.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Unlikely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

In 2005 when Oklahomans for Equality purchased and opened a permanent home for the LGBT community in northeast Oklahoma, CenterLink was there to teach us how to live into our new space and develop strategies and best practices to help us keep our center sustainable. They knew the excitement of opening a new place would eventually diminish and the hard reality of maintaining our facilities and engaging donors and serving our constituency would set in. Terry Stone was right there to help us navigate gay community center adolescents and young adulthood. He is like a father to our movement.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would win the lottery and give CenterLink $100,000,000.00 to plant LGBT centers all over the planet.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

There is simply no way we could adequately serve the LGBT community in our state without the incredible resources of CenterLink. The resources they provide directly and indirectly are invaluable to our work. The connectedness CenterLink provides to LGBT community centers increases our capacity, our level of expertise, and our ability to achieve goals and objectives related to equality. The return on investment of membership is inestimable.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

LGBT community centers vary wildly in size and budget. The brilliance of CenterLink lies is their ability to work with all centers, sharing resources and skills. They are particularly adept at working with Boards of Directors and E.D's.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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