CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers

Rating: 4.93 stars   73 reviews

Address:

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

Mission:

CenterLink develops strong, sustainable LGBT community centers and builds a thriving center network that creates healthy, vibrant communities.

Target demographics:

the leaders (board and staff) of LGBT Community Centers

Direct beneficiaries per year:

(through support, programs, resources and by providing a peer network) over 170 member centers

Geographic areas served:

Nationwide - as well as Canada, China and beyond

Programs:

one-on-one and group training (virtual and in-person), webinars, Executive Director Boot Camp, annual Leadership Summit, online resource portal, phone and online support and more!

2016 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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954-765-6024
http://www.lgbtcenters.org

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Reviews for CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers

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

Of all the national organizations that I have dealt with, during decades of working in the non-profit sector, none have achieved the capacity to provide assistance and support as well as CenterLink. We have not had to reinvent any wheels, since any question asked gets timely and generous responses from Centers around the United States. And that is in addition to the resources, encouragement, expertise and support that is always forthcoming from CenterLink staff. My community, Rockland County, NY, is very grateful.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

CenterLink is the best! As a small but rapidly growing Center in Indiana, this community has been absolutely crucial. I am excited to attend and learn from the annual conference and continue to connect with the online community. A must for all LGBTQ centers, as well as anyone doing work with these underserved populations. Thank you CenterLink for all you do!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Dining Out For Life International Association worked with CenterLink for its two-day strategic planning meeting. Thanks to CenterLink, the Association was able to refine and define its mission statement, evaluate its capacity to serve, and establish a solid three-year strategic plan.

Working with the team from CenterLink was outstanding, from start to finish. The CenterLink team was efficient, professional, and personable in each and every communication, and each team member went out of her or his way to answer questions, address concerns, and provide effective guidance.

The strategic planning session itself, led by Terry Stone, was thoroughly enjoyable - not something that is often said of such planning meetings! Mr. Stone kept the group on task and on target, allowing just enough conversational meandering while keeping those in attendance focused on the task at hand. He actively and effectively engaged each member of the group throughout the process - both before, during, and after the meeting.

A truly outstanding experience, and one that has made an immediate impact on our organization!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Terry Stone, the Executive Director, has provided me with mentorship, which has involved deep conversations about my future, my skills, and what I need to succeed as an LGBT leader. In general, I know that CenterLink is well-regarded by its member organizations, and helped install the fabulous interim Executive Director of my own local LGBT center (in Brooklyn). CenterLink is fabulous.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

CenterLink is an excellent non-profit offering relevant and tailored technical assistance and community development services targeted for LGBT centers. CenterLink recently delivered a Board development training for my non-profit, an LGBT center. The CenterLink Executive Director, Terry Stone, conducted the high-quality training, which was concise, simple, and helped our Board advance its agenda; Terry was excellent and helped to facilitate the entire day-long training that also included other presenters. Terry listened and deftly facilitated conversations among Board members that were tense and critical, helping the group gain resolve on a range of issues, and move forward. CenterLink served as a great partner. I highly recommend other LGBT centers, as well as other LGBT organizations, to consider CenterLink for their Board development and other organizational development and capacity needs. Thanks, CenterLink!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I wanted to say that I am very satisfied with Centerlink’s efforts to meet participating agency needs. I created a login with My CenterLink to expand my knowledge and seek program improvements for LGBTQ-focused Domestic Violence Services at my agency. After browsing My Centerlink’s databases, it became evident that their databases did not have the information on the topic I was seeking. I contacted My CenterLink for guidance, and I began receiving personal emails of “hot off the press” information that was relevant to my topic of interest. This email was created to memorialize my gratitude for Denise and her teams diligence in supporting participating agencies needs.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Centerlink is an amazing support mechanism to our organization. Their peer support networking, individual support and leadership summits have provided profound developmental support to our small rural organization.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Centerlink has been extraordinarily helpful to me as a first time Executive Director. Their guidance and support have been incredibly helpful.

 
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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.

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

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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.

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

 
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