This is how you become a member organization!


The Community Organization Resource Exchange (C.O.R.E.) originated over 20 years ago by local nonprofits in the Rochester Community. The group met each month to discuss event calendars to avoid the duplication of efforts and scheduling conflicts. Over the years, C.O.R.E. membership has grown, and its meetings have evolved to include a monthly guest speaker who addresses pertinent subject matter for its members.

It is the goal of C.O.R.E. to create a strong nonprofit and service organization network in the Rochester Community and to work together for the betterment of the families we serve. All nonprofits and service groups who serve the Rochester Community are encouraged to attend.

MISSION: To provide a network to foster cooperation and coordination among nonprofit organizations in the Greater Rochester Area and to disseminate information about these member organizations to the community.


  • C.O.R.E. will operate under the provisions of this Membership Guide. Revisions to the Membership Guide will be presented to CORE members for approval. The current Membership Guide will be available on the website.

  • Member Organizations will send a representative to a minimum of three meetings per calendar year.

  • Meetings will be held from 8:00am to 9:30am the third Thursday of each month. No meetings are held in July or December.

  • To place an item on the agenda, notify the Program Chair two weeks in advance of the general meeting.

  • Officers shall be elected at the October general meeting and serve for a two-year term January through December.

  • The CORE calendar is included on the CORE website. Members are responsible for maintaining their events on the calendar.

  • Additional information in the form of press releases, newsletters, etc. are welcome at all meetings for distribution.


  • A featured organization will be highlighted on the website each month

  • The featured organization shall provide a ten-minute presentation to introduce their organization to members.