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The Center for Non-Profits is the only umbrella organization for all New Jersey 501(c)(3)s. Since 1982, the Center has provided advocacy, resources, training and information to strengthen non-profits and help them thrive. Learn more about how the Center:

  • Saves non-profits time and money.
  • Provides timely resources and training.
  • Promotes and protects the non-profit community.

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As part of our ongoing work to serve and advocate for the non-profit community, the Center for Non-Profits is conducting our annual New Jersey Non-Profit Issues and Trends Survey.

Your input will help us provide vital information to policy makers, philanthropic leaders, the media and the public about how New Jersey non-profits fared in 2014; their outlook for 2015; and other trends, challenges and achievements.These results will be shared broadly, and can also aid in your planning and advocacy efforts. (For an idea of what we cover, see the 2014 report.) We're also gathering information about budgeting, indirect costs and overhead so that we can serve you better in the months ahead.

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Center for Non-Profits 2014 Annual Conference
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
The Imperia, Somerset, NJ

Full Conference Details

Thanks to all for making the conference such an amazing event! Check back for more details, photos and next steps!

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IRS Issues Shortened Form 1023-EZ for Small Startup Organizations

On July 1, 2014, the IRS announced the release of a new, shorter application for eligible small organizations seeking recognition of tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3). Form 1023-EZ is the Service’s effort to simplify the application process for smaller organizations, and to reduce its existing backlog of exempt organization applications. Although the new form may save some time up front, we believe that newly forming organizations should exercise caution when considering whether to use the new form.  More information

State Launches New E-Procurement Portal

The State of New Jersey has launched a new e-procurement portal,, which is designed to simplify the procurement process for suppliers doing business with New Jersey. All organizations, including non-profit third-party contractors, that do (or want to do) business with the State will need to utilize, launched in May as part of the State's efforts to reduce red tape. more information

Non-Profit Working Group Details Red Tape Concerns

On June 11, 2014, on behalf of a coalition of non-profits and provider organizations across the state, the Center for Non-Profits presented a joint statement and recommendations to a hearing of the Red Tape Review Commission held at Farleigh Dickinson University in Madison, NJ, chaired by Lieutenant Governor Guadagno. Advocacy efforts on this issue are ongoing. more information

Report: New Jersey “Worst” at Paying Non-Profits Full Cost of Services

May 15, 2014 - Although some progress has been made in the past several years, the system of contracting between governments and non-profit organizations remains rife with problems that threaten the ability of non-profits to provide services across the country, according to new data released by the National Council of Nonprofits and the Urban Institute.National_Council_Report

The National Council of Nonprofits report, Toward Common Sense Contracting: What Taxpayers Deserve, examines the causes and consequences of five recurring problem areas that involve billions of dollars. The report connects new data from the Urban Institute with the experiences of front-line non-profits that are delivering services on behalf of governments at all levels, and then outlines sixteen proven and often readily available solutions to these problems, including many proposed by New Jersey advocates.
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2014 NJ Non-Profit Trends and Outlook Report

March 17, 2014 - New Jersey non-profits reported some modest signs of improvement in their circumstances compared with one year ago, but rising demand for services and flat or uncertain funding streams continue to create a cautious outlook for 2014, according to a new report released by the Center for Non-Profits.

Our deep thanks to all who participated in the survey.

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Center Executive Director Named One of 50 NJBIZ’ 2014 “Best 50 Women in Business!”

Linda Czipo has been named by NJBIZ as one of New Jersey’s 2014 "Best 50 Women in Business." For more information see full press release. Congratulations to all the winners!

NJBIZ Best 50 Women in Business

Non-profits should become aware of a key notification requirement in the Affordable Care Act, as well as some other important milestones.

For more information:

  • See the “Quick Facts” about the ACA and charitable non-profits
  • The National Council of Nonprofits’ website includes a dedicated page about the ACA and its impact on non-profits.
  • Request a recording of our January 21, 2014 webinar, “Making Sense of the Affordable Care Act.”

Help END the Overhead Myth!
The Center for Non-Profits and the Council of NJ Grantmakers are joining forces to ask you to support a nationwide campaign to help end the overhead myth - the misguided notion that the percentage of expenses spent on administration and overhead should be the sole criterion for judging the merits of a charity.
Learn more and spread the word!

Report Highlights Solutions, Process for Improving Government/Non-Profit Contracting

Non-profits and governments can reduce their own costs, improve services provided to constituents, and return greater value to taxpayers by creating government-non-profit task forces to develop and implement recommendations to reform contracting practices and procedures. That is the key finding of Partnering for Impact: Government-Nonprofit Contracting Task Forces Produce Results for Taxpayers, a report from the National Council of Nonprofits.
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Tips for Making Informed Giving Decisions

An overview of some of the factors to consider when considering giving to charity.  Feel free to share with your board members, donors and others.  Read the article

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