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

My membership with CenterLink has provided me with the most valuable support that a new Executive Director could hope for. The staff at CenterLInk is not only responsive; they help you to think broadly beyond the immediate issues and to strategies more comprehensive responses. They are also proactive in helping Center leaders with information, referrals, and networking opportunities that help to ensure the health, relevance, and vitality of our organizations. There is no comparable 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?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a huge fan and love CenterLink because I can have an impact on many LGBT community centers across the US. They provide important resources and support for so many lgbt community centers...which in turn builds and strengthens the lgbt movement as a whole.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Yesterday afternoon I requested help designing our Executive Director's job description and evaluation process. Centerlink responded with numerous excellent examples within two hours of our request. That was in sufficient time to run copies of the documents for our meeting last night, enabling us to be highly effective.

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?

2011

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I have only been the executive of a LGBT Community Center for a few months, but within that short period of time, CenterLink has been a valuable resource to me. The most help thus far has been when a member can email a question and the membership responds. Our center has been developing a needs assessment for several months. Sometime ago a member asked if other centers had assesments that could be viewed and several examples were emailed. This was a great help to us. Another aspect I really appreciate is the membership is affordable.

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?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Over the past year CenterLink has been an invaluable asset in building our capacity as an organization. The ED Boot Camp and Leadership Summit are two of the most valuable trainings I have attended.

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?

2012

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12 people found this review helpful

I have been working with CenterLink for a couple of years as we work to create GLBTQ community centers in New Mexico. They have been a huge resource and have saved us untold amounts of time and money by provided templates for us to follow. Joining CenterLink was the smartest decision we made when we started this process. If you are considering starting a community center call Terry and Guido.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

how far we have been able to take the process of creating community centers in New Mexico.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

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20 people found this review helpful

CenterLink is an invaluable resource for our LGBT needs. The Executive Directors Summit meetings are extremely informative. CenterLink’s leadership is fantastic and they provide timely and excellent feedback. Their network of members, responsiveness and supportiveness continues to strengthen the success of our community center. Thank you to CenterLink. It’s great to know you are here for us!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the supportiveness and great feedback.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

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17 people found this review helpful

CenterLink has proven to be an organization that is critical to the LGBT center movement. In serving as a hub for centers around the world in providing resources and technical support, CenterLink provides a valuable level os support to these organizations and helps them operate more effectively and efficiently.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The ability of LGBT community centers to secure resources that already exist and not have to reinvent the wheel.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Networking with leaders from other LGBT community centers.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

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21 people found this review helpful

CenterLink is one of the most effective national LGBT focused organizations. For such a small staff and budget, the organization impacts thousands of people by supplying technical support and capacity assistance to LGBT community centers both in the U.S. and internationally. In cities large and small, the community centers are often the first point of resource for individuals seeking community. Many of these community centers are largely volunteer run and CenterLink offers expertise and training for staff and board members. Without this organization, many centers and their leaders would feel they face the world "alone" and their non-profit growing pains are unique. As a former Center E.D., this organization gave me a sense of comradery and the opportunity to rub shoulders with those far more experienced. I've been proud to serve on this organization's board of directors for the past five years.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my own life and in the lives of others. What they do is enormously effective, especially when one considers their budget and staff size. Be a donor!!!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Offer more and more frequent progams that would insure the long time viability and the growth of LGBT Community Centers.

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2009-6-01

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21 people found this review helpful

Centerlink provides support and encouragement to centers around the country. They are a positive, knowledgeable and genuine source for the LGBT community. Their staff is passionate and supportive.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being supportive and passionate.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The knowledgeable people

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2009-6-01

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20 people found this review helpful

The staff of the CenterLink have provided our local LGBT community center with valuable assistance over the years, giving us advice & encouragement at times when we had little idea of where to turn. In my opinion our Center would not be as strong today without the help of the CenterLink.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the positive results from their advice to our local community center.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

energy and excitement that their staff gives off, it is contagious!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

knowledgeable and genuine.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

grant those funds to other Centers around the country and help all of our communities grow stronger!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

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