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  

1 person found this review helpful

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

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Life-changing

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Definitely

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.

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

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

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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!

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

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1 person found this review helpful

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.

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

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Definitely

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2014

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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.

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

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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...

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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?

2013

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

CenterLink has been an invaluable resource fin the development of new programs and services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. When we have had questions, they have connected us with other centers doing the work we would like to do, made recommendations for funding sources, and have assisted in developing infrastructure for newly developing initiatives - like our new National Mental Health Network. They always have high energy for new ideas and provide insightful ways for accomplishing our goals.

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?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Centerlink has been helpful when I need to bounce an idea off someone that I am not ready to share with my board or staff. They are a wonderful resource and put together a conference where I actually walk away with gained knowledge and friendships. I look forward to Richmond.

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?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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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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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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