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Happy Holidays from NISC!

Happy holidays from NCOA’s National Institute of Senior Centers staff!

Congratulations to two senior centers on achieving National Accreditation in November 2019

The Lake City Senior Center and Marshfield Senior Center earned National Accreditation in November 2019.

Congratulations to Bowie Senior Center on achieving National Accreditation

The Bowie Senior Center is found in the center of Bowie, MD, an urban community located 15 miles west of Annapolis, MD and 20 miles east of Washington, DC. This is the center’s third National Accreditation.

Upcoming Events

NISC Webinar Series: Encouraging Senior Centers to be Learning Organizations

January 16, 2020 GMT-0500 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The objective of this presentation is to introduce the theory of organization learning to senior center leadership and staff. We will present research from a recent national study of senior centers as learning organizations, including centers’ areas of strength and weaknesses, and discuss potential points of intervention.

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Developing Relationships: Fund Development and Strategic Partnerships

January 30, 2020 GMT-0500 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Wise nonprofits understand that fund development is about more than just money—it is about thoughtfully forging critical and potentially long-term relationships based on the match between the organization’s goals and the interests and motivations of prospects and donors. This webinar from the NISC Webinar Series will feature advice on strategic partnerships from NCOA’s Chief Development Officer, Dianna Campbell. 

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