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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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The Importance of Password Management

These days, keeping your financial information and that of your members safe is as important as ever. To keep the door to our financial information secure, we need to make sure our passwords are safe. Here are four common issues and how to solve them.

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How to Plan for a Successful GivingTuesday Campaign

Although GivingTuesday is weeks away, the time is right to start planning for your thriving center. With free flyer templates, customizable email copy, and social media images, there are many ways you can customize this international campaign to your supporters.

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Why Your Staff Should Share Calendars

As your staff members plan their days and track their time, having work-related data accessible in a shared calendar can be helpful. Going digital means you’re not limited to someone’s in-office presence to know their schedule.

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Make the Most of Your Brainstorming Sessions

When a center wants to tackle a project, often a group of will get together to plan or problem solve. The success of those efforts could very well depend on the productivity of the brainstorming session. Follow these tips to make these meetings more fruitful.

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Ideas to Share Your Center Newsletter Digitally

There may be times members don’t come to your center on a regular basis, but still like to know what’s going on at your center. The newsletter is a great way to do just that — here are a few ideas that will allow that to happen.

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Tips to Honor Your Administrative Staff

Your administrative staff is invaluable at your center. They manage day-to-day responsibilities and, when needed, put out those little metaphorical fires that sometimes pop up. Here are some ways to show your appreciation.

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