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.
Geographic areas served: Nationwide
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 52-2292725
954-765-6024
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

CenterLink provided invaluable assistance to our organization in effecting a merger with another organization, something that had eluded us for years and will create stronger and more effective statewide voice for our LGBT citizens. As a Board member of one of the organizations and a member of the merger team, I had the benefit of working closely with Terry Stone, CenterLink's Executive Director, who guided us skillfully through an arduous process, with patience and great humor.

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?

2013

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CenterLink is a vital organization working to build strong community centers serving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people across our country. Under Terry Stone's exemplary leadership, CenterLInk is a strategic and critical component to a robust network of LGBT community centers. I worked with Terry and his team recently when he facilitated a merger between my organization and a partner organization. His skilled facilitation, open and transparent communication and commitment to our shared success was the key to our ability to unite two organizations in an extremely positive process.

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Pridelines Youth Services is South Florida's oldest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth multi-service agency. Our organization is experiencing major growth and needs a more active board. We reached out to CenterLink to help us train our board members and work alongside us to keep our board focused and working more effectively. The training and resources that were provided by CenterLink were extremely helpful.

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

n/a

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

CenterLink has been an invaluable resource to our company as we have worked to create a community-based model to implement the new .gay domain for the Internet. Their knowledge, experience, enthusiasm and commitment to the community are second to none, and their guidance and input has helped us to ensure that the voice of the community is heard and respected in our process to develop a plan for .gay.

The entire team at CenterLink goes above and beyond 365 days a year. This is a team that stays ahead of the issues and remains laser focused on their constituents. We have benefited from their engagement and look forward to an ongoing partnership.

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Definitely

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

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Centerlink has been the best resource so far in my role as an LGBT Community Center Executive Director. They are smart, intentional and strategic with their programming, retreats, education and support. Our greater LGBT community is better of because Centerlink exists.

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

CenterLink has been instrumental in many ways to our organization in helping establish greater levels of best practices, procedures, and performance. It is a wonderful resource, the staff vastly knowledgeable and ready to help, and of great service at facilitating the sharing of information throughout its membership. Further, CenterLink works on professional growth of those who come to its annual meetings, or takes advantage of its webinars. "A+" in my book!

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?

2013

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Centerlink is the glue that holds all of the LGBT Centers across the globe together. Centerlink provides resources, support and training that enables each center to do the best possible job for the LGBT community. I am a proud board member and advocate for the value of Centerlink.

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

Grow it. This organization needs more resources given the high demand out there.

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

Likely

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

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

CenterLink is an invaluable resource for LGBT community centers! It has supported our Center by connecting us to peers from across the broader LGBT movement, aiding in staff development through its annual Leadership Summit and Executive Director Boot Camp programs, and board support through strategic planning and various kinds of resource sharing. There is no other similar resource providing the breadth and depth of support to LGBT centers.

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

The resources available through CenterLink have been invaluable to our LGBT center. Professionally, I have benefitted from the network of dedicated and talented leaders from other centers, as well as the presentations at the annual Summit. I just attended my fourth Summit, and came back home charged up!

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

Definitely

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I recently attended (for the 4th time) the annual CenterLink leadership conference, held this year in Long Island. I was once again SO impressed with the thoughtful and thought-provoking content of the conference. But more important is the impact that this organization has on small LGBT organizations, often struggling to support their communities. With CenterLink they have a place to turn for advice, support and mentoring. We ALL benefit from their outreach. CenterLink is one of the reasons we have been able to accomplish so much in our effort to achieve equality. Thank You to Terry Stone and his wonderful organization!

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2013

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