Benefits of Membership

CSCS members benefit from the leadership CSCS provides in representing the interests of and advocating for seniors and the aging services network when policy decisions are being made. CSCS coordinates and mobilizes action in effective use of its understanding of the political, budgetary and economic climate of the various levels of government.

CSCS is dedicated to helping community-based senior centers and service organizations to provide superior programs and services. Members receive assistance in improving and maintaining their fiscal, management and technological infrastructure as well as opportunities to enhance the professionalism and skills of their staffs and governing boards through training programs and practical workshops.

CSCS is proud to offer CSCS members special programs such as:

  • HIV/AIDS training for senior center staff to counter the rapidly growing incidents of the disease in the 50+ population
  • Marketplace @ CSCS to save money on an ever-expanding list of items essential to running their programs
  • Bill Payer Program that promotes independence for older adults who find the paperwork of bill paying overwhelming
Technical Assistance

CSCS assisted member agencies with customized technical assistance with one-on-one help on specific fiscal and managerial issues.

  • Accounting and internal controls
  • Computerization - computer literacy, bookkeeping and database management
  • Organizational by-laws
  • Board and staff relationships
  • Community outreach programs
  • Personnel policies
  • Program operations
  • Recruitment and management of volunteers
  • Strategic planning
Management & Leadership Workshops

Member agencies and staff develop executive, administrative and technical skills through innovative and timely workshops led by experts in relevant fields. A sampling of workshops offered by CSCS includes:

  • Advisory Board Training
  • Advocacy Training
  • Board Training and Development
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing Programs
  • New Senior Center Directors
  • Winning Through Negotiations
  • Cost Allocation
  • End of Year Fiscal Procedures
  • Preparing RFP Proposals
  • Retirement Plan Development
  • Understanding Filing Requirements

CSCS training workshops and technical assistance are free to members. In addition, registration for the Annual Conference on Aging is deeply discounted to member agencies.

Click here to download CSCS membership application.

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