2019 E-Summit

October 1-30, 2019

CenterLink logo for the E-SummitCenterLink offers an alternative to a traditional in-person conference. We know that travel, time away from your family and home, and access to funding are factors in choosing where you go for the most up-to-date and relevant information opportunities. The CenterLink E-Summit presents outstanding topics of interest to anyone interested in working toward the goal of developing strong, sustainable LGBTQ community centers. Multiple sessions of evidence-based, practical, and tried and true information and content are presented in a webinar format. Choose your area of interest by track or attend all our sessions.

  • Program development for youth, seniors, and trans and gender non-conforming individuals
  • Leadership
  • LGBTQ Health 
  • Governance 
  • Advocacy 
  • Fundraising and financial health

We have invited presenters who will successfully represent the diversity of our membership and partners to share successes and challenges, and lessons learned among the variety of topics mentioned above.

Individual session files and videos will be available here until 12/1/2019. After that, only My CenterLink users will be able to access these resources.

Select a Track to focus on:
HealthYouthSeniorsLeadershipGovernanceAdvocacyFund Raising and Financial HealthTrans and Gender Non-conformingAll tracks

2019 Sessions

Health Consequences of Weight-Based Victimization among Sexual and Gender Minority Youth

Friday, October 4, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Eastern (1 hour)

HealthYouth

Weight-based victimization (WBV) involves being the target of intentional physical, verbal, or psychological harm because of one’s body weight. This webinar will discuss rates of WBV and associated health consequences among sexual and gender minority youth. Implications for programming around these issues will be discussed.

Moderator: 
Deborah S. Levine, Director LGBT YouthLink

Presenter: 
Mary S. Himmelstein, PhD, Assistant Professor, Kent State University

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Health Consequences of Weight-Based Victimization among Sexual and Gender Minority Youth

Running an Effective Board Meeting

Monday, October 7, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Eastern (1 hour)

Governance

Often organization’s board members lose interest because board meetings are not stimulating, are contentious, or just don’t seem to accomplish anything. So rather than try to make board meetings better, board memerbs just quit or stop attending meetings, making the meetings even less productive.

Moderator:
Donna Solomon-Carter, Communications and Outreach Manager, CenterLink

Presenter:
Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE

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Running an Effective Board Meeting

Building Capacity to be More Client-Centered and Trauma-Informed

Thursday, October 10, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Eastern (1 hour)

Health

To be trauma informed we need to ask, “What happened to you?” and not “What’s wrong with you?” In 2018 with the support of CenterLink – Johnson Family Foundation Mental Health Initiative funding Rainbow Resource Center engaged in a capacity building project to increase our harm reduction capacity, be better trauma informed, and more client centered. We worked with consultants to review our current policies and procedures and to train the entire staff team on drug use, supporting people who use drugs, understanding trauma, and how we are impacted by vicarious trauma. Through the training we had a hard look at how we welcome and support people who use drugs or who present at our centre under the influence of drugs. This webinar will allow participant to understand the assessment and training process we undertook, the processes we are using to maintain to sustain the capacity built, and resources you can use in training staff and volunteers.

Moderator:
Regina R. Washington, DrPH, Development Officer, Director, LGBT HealthLink

Presenters:

  • Sarah Dack, Client Services Manager, Rainbow Resource Centre
  • Mike Tutthill, Executive Director, Rainbow Resource Centre 
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Building Capacity to be More Client-Centered and Trauma-Informed

LGBTQ+ Seniors, No Longer an Invisible Minority

Thursday, October 10, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Eastern (1 hour)

Seniors

Coffee and Conversation at the Pride Center in Fort Lauderdale and Coffee Clatch at the Compass Community Center are social groups focusing on the mature LGBT+ community in Broward and Palm Beach counties, with the intent of providing a relaxed environment for meeting friends, discussing interesting topics, and engaging in community projects.

 

Moderator:
Julia Landis, Director of Operations and Member Relations, CenterLink

Presenters:

  • Joe Kolb, BFA, Volunteer Coordinator of Coffee Clatch at Compass Community Center
  • Adrienne Percival, Development Coordinator, Compass Community Center
  • Bruce Williams, Senior Services Coordinator, Pride Center
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LGBTQ+ Seniors, No Longer an Invisible Minority

Organizing Your Capital Campaign

Thursday, October 10, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Eastern (1 hour)

Fund Raising and Financial Health

Your study has been completed; everything is a go; now, how do you assure a successful campaign? It has been said that before the campaign can be successful, it must succeed on paper.  In this session we will discuss the key elements of the campaign plan: timeline, budget, and the campaign cabinet. The three critical elements of a successful campaign will be highlighted.

Moderator:
Denise Spivak, Interim CEO, CenterLink

Presenter:
Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE

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Organizing Your Capital Campaign

Basic Board Roles and Responsibilities

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Eastern (1 hour)

LeadershipGovernance

Boards play an important role in the success of any organization. They move forward an organization’s mission, and they steward the assets and relationships of that organization to keep it out of harm. This webinar will present a fundamental board training that covers the core duties related to serving on a board of directors

Moderator:
Donna Solomon-Carter, Communications and Outreach Manager, CenterLink

Presenter:
Denise Spivak, Interim CEO, CenterLink

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Basic Board Roles and Responsibilities

Putting Research to Work: Using Science to Make the Case for Community Center Programs

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Eastern (1 hour)

Youth

In the last decade, there has been dramatic growth in research on LGBTQ+ issues in schooling. There is more knowledge than ever about the school experiences of LGBTQ+ students, and about strategies that make a difference for creating safe and supportive schools and communities for LGBTQ+ youth. How can CBOs use research to better inform policies, programs, and practices that promote the wellbeing of LGBTQ+ youth? This workshop reviews key findings from this body of research, and identifies ways to use research to make the case for policy and practice change.

Moderator:
Deborah S. Levine, Director LGBT YouthLink

Presenter: 
Stephen T. Russell, Regents Professor and Chair, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, University of Texas at Austin

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Putting Research to Work: Using Science to Make the Case for Community Center Programs

Transgender Proficiency Training for Your Center

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Eastern (1 hour)

Trans and Gender Non-conforming

This session will provide a more inclusive perspective of the transgender community and goes more in depth with an understanding of the history and life experiences of transgender individuals.Centers will also learn how to serve the population more effectively by gaining an greater understanding of the needs of the transgender community. 

Moderator:
Donna Solomon-Carter, Communications and Outreach Manager, CenterLink

Presenter:
Misty Eyez, Director, Women's and Transgender Services and Training/Education, SunServe

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Transgender Proficiency Training for Your Center

Big Savings With PurchasingPoint: Utilizing Your Free Membership Benefit

Thursday, October 17, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Eastern (1 hour)

Fund Raising and Financial Health

CenterLink has partnered with the National Human Services Assembly to offer members free access to PurchasingPoint, a national group purchasing program specifically designed for nonprofits that features discounts with more than 100 vendors, including popular brands like Staples, Xerox, FedEx, Pitney Bowes, Konica Minolta, Cintas, Aramark, Iron Mountain, CDW, and more. Travel discounts are also available for both business and leisure purposes, as well as a variety of other employee discounts that can be shared with all of your staff.

Moderator:
Julia Landis, Director of Operations and Member Relations, CenterLink

Presenters:

  • Melissa Reifler, Manager, Membership & Business Development, National Human Services Assembly & PurchasingPoint
  • Rocco Guerriero, Chief Executive Officer, Contour Data Solutions

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Big Savings With PurchasingPoint: Utilizing Your Free Membership Benefit

Results and Recommendations from the YouthLink Needs Assessment

Friday, October 18, 2019
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Eastern (1 hour)

Youth

In early 2019, youth program staff at LGBTQ+ centers completed a needs assessment survey. The purpose of the survey was to identify strategies and mechanisms for YouthLink that will best support youth programs. The webinar will present the results from the survey and the recommendations and gather feedback from the field on the priorities identified for YouthLink activities in the coming years.

Moderator: 
Deborah S. Levine, MSW, MAT, Director LGBT YouthLink

Presenters:

  • Jessica Fish, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Science, School of Public Health, University of Maryland
  • Natasha Williams, M.S., LMFT, Doctoral Student - Family Science, University of Maryland College Park
  • Deborah S. Levine, MSW, MAT, Director LGBT YouthLink, CenterLink
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Results and Recommendations from the YouthLink Needs Assessment

Unlock Your Power to Recruit Great Board Members

Monday, October 21, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Eastern (1 hour)

Governance

Building a high performing board starts with recruiting the right board members. In this presentation, you’ll learn how to implement an effective system for board recruitment, and you’ll receive all the tools and templates necessary to launch a successful recruitment campaign. As an added bonus, all people participating in this session will receive a complimentary copy of the presenter’s book: Successful Nonprofits Build Supercharged Boards.

Moderator:
Ana Machado, MPH, Senior Manager, Strategic Program Development, CenterLink

Presenter:
Dolph Goldenburg, Principal, Successful Nonprofits

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Unlock Your Power to Recruit Great Board Members

Effective Advocacy: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Monday, October 21, 2019
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Eastern (1 hour)

Advocacy

Effective advocacy enables LGBTQ community centers to shape public debate on important issues at the national, state, and local levels.  Center Action Network will share their previous successes, current advocacy issues, and what to focus on going forward in an unpredictable political climate.

Presenter:

  • Tanya Tassi, Policy Manager for Center Action Network
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Effective Advocacy: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Why Do E-cigs Matter in LGBTQ+ Communities?

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Eastern (1 hour)

Health

Tobacco use still remains at an alarming high rate within LGBTQ communities. This session will discuss the current dynamic of harm vs. harm reduction related to electronic cigarettes use in LGBTQ communities and the role of tobacco cessation quitlines. A personal experience with e-cigs will be highlighted.

Moderator:
Regina R. Washington, DrPH, Development Officer, Director, LGBT HealthLink

Presenters:

  • Dr. Sean Cahill, Fenway Health
  • Dr. Thomas Ylioja, National Jewish Health
  • Dana Diamond, C.A.S.A.C.

     

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Why Do E-cigs Matter in LGBTQ+ Communities?

Advocates at 80: The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Senior Mobilization Squad

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Eastern (1 hour)

SeniorsAdvocacy

The “Senior Mob Squad” mobilizes older adults in order to engage them in meaningful and experienced-based actions that impact policy decisions on the local, state, and federal level. Actions include letter-writing campaigns, lobby visits, education efforts, and story-telling.

Presenter:
Tanya Tassi, Policy Manager of Center Action Network at CenterLink

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Advocates at 80: The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Senior Mobilization Squad

Leading without Authority – How to Align with Different Stakeholders So They WANT to Work with You

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Eastern (1 hour)

Leadership

Non-profit and volunteer-based organizations rely heavily on the support and goodwill of others. Managing projects and creating forward moving momentum can be challenging. This webinar takes a fresh look at leading others through alignment with what matters to them.

Moderator:
Ana Machado, MPH, Senior Manager, Strategic Program Development, CenterLink

Presenter:
Friderike Annette Butler, PCC, Human Potential Catalyst

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Leading without Authority – How to Align with Different Stakeholders So They WANT to Work with You

Considerations for Transgender Healthcare: Community and Provider Perspectives

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM, Eastern (1 hour, 15 minutes)

HealthTrans and Gender Non-conforming

Transgender communities suffer significant health disparities and inequities in accessing quality health care compared to other gender identities. In order to provide equitable healthcare services, it is imperative to understand the healthcare needs of this vulnerable population and discuss relevant information that providers should consider in the competent and compassionate delivery of services to Transgender individuals.

Moderator:
Janelle Taveras PhD, MPH, Project Administrator LGBT HealthLink, CenterLink

Presenters:

  • Dr. Howard Grossman, Chief of Medical Staff, Midway Specialty Care
  • Regina Gerbier, Program Manager, Florida Department of Health
  • Adrianna Tinder, Midway Specialty Care
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Considerations for Transgender Healthcare: Community and Provider Perspectives

How LGBTQ Community Centers Can More Effectively Affirm Youth in the Justice System

Thursday, October 24, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Eastern (1 hour)

YouthAdvocacy

This webinar will review research on the overrepresentation of LGBTQ youth of color in the justice system, describe the current gaps in services for these youth, and provide recommendations on how LGBTQ community centers might fill these gaps.

Moderator: 
Deborah S. Levine, Director LGBT YouthLink

Presenters:

  • Angela Irvine-Baker, Ph.D., Founder and Principal Consultant, Ceres Policy Research
  • Aisha Canfield, MPP, Director, Ceres Policy Research
Video(s)
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How LGBTQ Community Centers Can More Effectively Affirm Youth in the Justice System

Center-ing the Link to Ending the HIV Epidemic

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Eastern (1 hour)

HealthAdvocacy

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proposed the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America (EHE) initiative to end the HIV epidemic in the United States within 10 years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will work closely with other HHS agencies, local and state governments, communities, and people with HIV to coordinate efforts to expand implementation of key HIV prevention strategies. Join us for an informational webinar with CDC representatives to hear updates on the EHE initiative, identify ways your center can get involved, and learn about free CDC HIV communication resources.

Moderator:
Janelle Taveras PhD, MPH, Project Administrator LGBT HealthLink, CenterLink

Presenters:

  • John T. Brooks, MD, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention
  • Francisco Ruiz, Team Lead for the National Partnerships Team within CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP)
  • Irma Hinkle, M.S.W., Programs Director, LGBT Life Center 

Video(s)
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Center-ing the Link to Ending the HIV Epidemic

Creative Aging: Capturing the Stories of Our LGBTQ Elders

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Eastern (1 hour)

Seniors

Exploring a multi-purpose program series designed to engage LGBTQ elders in creative expressions, capturing our history, and educating our youth.

Moderator:
Donna Solomon-Carter, Communications and Outreach Manager, CenterLink

Presenters:

  • Judy Troilo, Executive Director, The Loft Community Center
  • Shepard Verbas, Assistant Director of Programs and Services, The Loft Community Center
  • Ed Fitzpatrick, Former Creative Aging Program Participant
Video(s)
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Creative Aging: Capturing the Stories of Our LGBTQ Elders