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CenterLink Member Benefits

CenterLink Membership has many benefits for LGBT Community Centers, from Board and Leadership Training to help with strategic planning, financial management, program development, and much more. You can see the current benefits listed here.

In addition to these benefits and all the valuable knowledge and experience shared between CenterLink members, we also offer some discounts perks thanks to our combined "purchasing power," listed below. Check back frequently as we expand these offerings.

Learn all about PurchasingPoint for CenterLink members

PurchasingPoint

This program leverages the collective buying power of our network and other nonprofits to negotiate discounts on the products and services we use most.

Save with PurchasingPoint for CenterLink members 

See all LGBT Films at New Day Films

New Day Films

20% off all titles until July 30, 2018 from New Day Films for Center Link members. New Day Films has over 50 LGBT titles great for center libraries or events. You may view here: http://bit.ly/1sVDKHm. You can use your discount for the community group price.

The terms on the New Day website reads "Rental or purchase of any New Day Films DVD program is for educational projection and playback for the life of the DVD. New Day Films DVDs are not licensed for screenings in which admission fees are charged, including but not limited to theatrical screenings."So if you hope to cover costs for snacks and such, you may want to set up a donations box for snacks. If you do want to charge for tickets, for a fundraiser, you can easily email the filmmaker and ask them about screening fees. There is contact info for each filmmaker on the New Day site.

If you want to add your name to the New Day mailing list to learn about new LGBT films that join the collection, please do so here: http://bit.ly/2f10t6r.

See New Day LGBT Films 

Download the Umbrella License application (new tab)

Motion Picture Licensing Company Umbrella License

Movies are a simple and affordable way to entertain and educate. Few people realize, however, that copyrighted motion pictures and other audiovisual works that are available for rental or purchase in any legal format, such as DVDs or other digital formats, whether streamed or downloaded, are intended for personal, private use only. Showing movies in facilities, such as community and recreation centers, requires a public performance license.

The MPLC is an independent copyright licensing agency authorized by motion picture studios to grant the Umbrella License for the public performance of copyrighted motion pictures and other audiovisual programs.

Through an agreement with CenterLink, LGBT Centers can ensure copyright compliance through the purchase of an Umbrella License at a 5% discount off of the regular $575 per year fee. (This is based on a minimum of 5 participating centers.)

When you consider the outstanding quality, quantity, and variety of titles covered, and the fact that unlimited indoor showings are allowed, it is easy to see that the Umbrella License is the most cost-effective form of programming available.

In addition to major Hollywood studios like Twentieth Century Fox, Disney, and Warner Bros., the MPLC represents the finest children's, Spanish language, independent, specialty, documentary, television, and educational producers. Once licensed, content may be obtained from any legitimate source whether purchased, rented or borrowed via DVD, stream or download.

IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

Please download the MPLC brochure and application here (new tab). Fill it out and RETURN IT TO Denise at denise@lgbtcenters.org. Only applications processed through CenterLink will receive the discounted rate. Once your application is submitted to MPLC, your license will begin on the Start Date you indicate on the application, and MPLC will invoice you for the license - you will have 30 days to pay the invoice. The fee with the 5% discount is $546.25.

Questions? Contact us.

Visit Frameline

Frameline Distribution

LGBTQ centers always receive significant discounts on films through Frameline Distribution and all films come with Public Performance Rights; which means that if you buy a DVD, you can show it as many times as you want to an admission-free audience for the life of the DVD.

In order to see the discounted pricing, simply email distribution@frameline.org and they can set you up with a discounted login for their cart system, or send you a preview link for films in their collection.

email Frameline

Frameline: Youth In Motion Postcards are Available for Free

We've just released our new, cute, and improved Youth In Motion postcards! The cards, complete with unicorn emojis, are 4"x6" and perfect to distribute amongst peers and colleagues. The yellow image is the front of the card, and the blue image is on the back. If you'd like some for your next GSA meeting, or for your LGBTQ center, send us an email with your name and mailing address. We'll ship them right away! Email Frameline at youthinmotion@frameline.org

Subscribe to Grassroots Funding with your CenterLink discount code: 30

Grassroots Funding Journal

Whether your group is brand new or well-established, run by volunteers, one paid staff person or a large staff, you'll find tools in the Grassroots Fundraising Journal to help your organization grow.

Subscribe to the Journal and tap into a constant stream of proven, practical strategies that will increase your income and diversify your sources of funding with special events, direct mail, major donor programs, membership campaigns, and more. You'll also get unlimited access to the Journal archive as part of your subscription-that's over 450 practical, easy-to-read fundraising articles at your fingertips, 24/7!

SUBSCRIBE HERE and enter 30 to receive $9 off the regular $39 subscription price.