Senior Center Toolkit

Senior Center Toolkit

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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Tackling Time Management for Greater Productivity

It doesn’t matter where you are in your life — you could work in an office, at a center, or in the home — you will at times have a to-do list a mile long that seems overwhelming. You wonder how you will get it all done. Below are some tips to keep you organized and crossing tasks off your list.

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Making the Most of Your Website

In the age of Google and social media, your senior center website is your greatest chance to make a good first impression. Taking the time to make it great will highlight the best things about your center. We offer tips on ways you can display your vibrant community online.

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Little Ways to Brand Your Center

When it comes to branding your senior center, you have the usual suspects — a logo, a sign, and letterhead. But there are still many, many ways you can brand your center for a total cohesive look both inside and out. Read on for ideas that are easy to incorporate no matter your budget.

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Maximize Your Newsletter

The newsletter is the lifeline of communication for your senior center and where members turn to find out about the latest offerings. But is your publication engaging enough people and reaching the audience you’re striving to serve? We offer some ideas to freshen the newsletter concept.

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Database Spring Cleaning

This time of year is synonymous with spring cleaning. As people begin the satisfying process of sorting and purging, shouldn’t your senior center begin looking at its collection of member data and digital files? Read why updating your data is essential to maintaining a vibrant center.

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Email Marketing for Your Center

“Marketing” may sound more corporate than you’re used to. But it’s simply getting the word out about the programs and services your center offers. We offer compelling reasons why email marketing is a great way to effectively communicate with your members and the community.

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The Power of a Welcome Packet

Among the reasons why people join your senior center is that they want to belong. Like a family welcoming a new member, it’s important for you to be inclusive and hospitable to all who enter your doors. A great way to do this is with a well-thought-out new member welcome packet.

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Tips for Successful Senior Center Fundraising

Like many senior centers, yours probably has been hurt by cuts in government funding and by reduced donations from supporters. So how can you improve fundraising efforts to bring in more money for the additional services you want to offer? Read on for five tips to get you started.

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Effective Volunteer Onboarding

While it’s essential to your senior center’s success that members offer their time and talent as volunteers, it’s equally important that they do so in the correct way. We offer five tips for creating a simple, yet effective, volunteer onboarding process at your senior center.

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