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New Team Building Activities to Grow Staff Closer

Whether your staff needs to work as a group on fleeing an escape room, or playing a rousing game of “Family Feud,” team building exercises can be a great way to come together. Here are some ideas to consider for your staff!

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Working Collaboratively with Community Partners

Working in conjunction with local partners is one of the best ways to ensure nearby residents and families have the resources they need, and funding isn’t being wasted on a duplication of services.

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Should Your Senior Center Start a Community Garden?

Should your senior center designate an area of your property for a community garden? Time spent communing with nature rewards people with many mental and physical health benefits. If it’s an idea you’ve been debating, here are a few important factors to take into consideration.

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New Ways to Recruit Volunteers

Instead of only sending out the call for the usual suspects, it’s time to focus on expanding our view of volunteerism and recruit members of the local community to help in engaging and growing together. Here are a few scenarios to consider.

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Creating an Intergenerational Book Club

Reading has always been a great way for individuals of all ages to bond. From attending story time at a local bookstore or library to reading bedtime stories to one’s grandchildren, it’s an activity several generations can enjoy together.

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Hosting a Spring Pet Adoption at Your Community Center

Are you looking for a fun afternoon activity for your community center? One that will bring in people of all ages? A pet adoption event might be the perfect solution. Here’s what you should know about organizing a pet adoption event and working with a local animal shelter.

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Ways to Help Add Purpose to Your Community

COVID-19 vaccines are beginning to help reduce infection rates, and many cities and towns are finding ways to adopt a new version of normal. As a community center, one of your goals is likely to find ways to make a meaningful difference. Here are some ideas to help.

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How to Start and Grow a Food Pantry at Your Community Center

Considering adding a food bank to your community center? Here’s a few suggestions to help you get started.

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4 Virtual Fundraising Ideas for Community Centers

Is your community center trying to plan a fundraiser while being mindful of COVID-19 safety protocols? These virtual ideas might help you get started. From Zoom to virtual auction websites, here’s how your community center can stay on track.

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How to Start an Intergenerational Mentoring Program

If you are looking for more ways to encourage intergenerational activity at your community center, consider establishing a mentoring program. Here are some practical benefits and important things to consider as you begin.

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Does Your Center Know About Grants?

Let’s face it, these days, many organizations are hurting financially, and centers are no different. It’s time to start looking outside your normal group of supporters and discovering new ways to keep your offerings going.

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5 Reasons Why Staff Shouldn’t Share the Same Email Account

While we often think the easiest thing to do is just keep one single email address that everyone can access, it’s not the smartest. Here are five reasons why you need dedicated email addresses for your center staff.

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