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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.




How will tax reform affect charitable giving?


TAX BILL SIGNED INTO LAW

Sweeping Federal
Tax Overhaul Enacted

On Friday, December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law sweeping tax legislation that will have significant, long-term ramifications for New Jersey, for charities, and the people and communities who need them. Many provisions take effect on January 1, 2018, though taxpayers won't see the full impact of many provisions until they file their 2018 tax returns in 2019. 

Despite an important -- but possibly fleeting -- victory in removing House language that would have gutted the Johnson Amendment (the law preserving 501(c)(3) nonpartisanship), the new law will likely precipitate steep drops in charitable giving, harm large proportions of New Jerseyans across income levels, impose immense fiscal pressures on state and local governments, and decimate charities when demand for services is already outpacing needed resources to
fill community needs. 

Read more

Summary of the Tax Law

Blog: The New Federal Tax Law and New Jersey Non-Profits

Our Op-Ed in NJSpotlight:
For NJ Charities, Tax-Reform Bills Offer Little to Be Thankful For
(commentary regarding an earlier version of the tax bill)


HURRICANE RECOVERY EFFORTS

Much like Hurricane Sandy 5 years ago, the effects of hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria will be felt long past the initial cleanup of these disasters.

Our thoughts are with those affected and we thank the many non-profits helping communities now and for the long term.

Below are some charities and other entities assisting in the recovery from these storms.
PRAB's Disaster Relief Fund All Hands Volunteers
Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund Center for Disaster Philanthropy
United Way Houston HelpNJNow.org
Global Giving United Way Irma Recovery Fund
NJ211: Hurricane Maria Relief  Hurricane Irma Relief  Hurricane Harvey Relief

Governor Murphy Executive Order Creating Commission on Puerto Rico Relief


In the aftermath of Charlottesville - Like the rest of the country, we have been horrified at the events in Charlottesville, VA, and their aftermath, and we are alarmed at the emboldening, both explicit and subtle, of rhetoric and actions of hate that have no place in our society...   View the Center's Full Response (Blog)


2017 Issues & Trends Cover

New Jersey Non-Profits 2017: Trends and Outlook Survey Results

View the full report on New Jersey's non-profits' funding and expenses, outlook for 2017, and actions taken by non-profits to address trends. You can also view the 2016 report and browse all of the Center's publications

2018 results coming soon!


"KNOW YOUR CENTER" WEBINAR
Webinar Icon New member? Thinking about joining the Center?
Check out our recent webinar (it's only 30-minutes) reviewing the benefits of membership with the Center for Non-Profits.


Property Tax Challenges

Legislation to Protect Non-Profits from Arbitrary Tax Exemption Challenges by Third Parties Reintroduced

Updated February 16, 2018 - Legislation that would help curtail arbitrary challenges to non-profits' property tax exemptions by limiting the ability of third parties to appeal the property tax exempt status of other entities has been reintroduced in the New Jersey Legislature. The Center for Non-Profits strongly supports these bills. more information

"Is Non-Profit Property Tax Exemption Sound Public Policy?"  Presentation slides of Center executive director Linda Czipo to 4/15/2016 Seton Hall University School of Law conference



Don’t Weaken the Existing Ban on Electioneering by 501(c)(3) Organizations
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At the National Prayer Breakfast on February 2, 2017, President Trump renewed his calls for a repeal of the 1954 Johnson Amendment which bars 501(c)(3) organizations from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office. The Center for Non-Profits OPPOSES repeal of the Johnson Amendment and supports retaining the current ban. Read why in our blog.

 Red Tape

Organizations Seek Relief from Contracting Burdens

Read the 2015 report from an alliance of non-profit and provider organizations outlining  reforms to help ease the “stranglehold” of burdensome government contracting procedures that threaten their ability to2015 Recommendations to the Red Tape Review Commission provide services in their communities.

Represented by the Center for Non-Profits, an umbrella organization serving New Jersey’s charitable community, the organizations endorsed comprehensive recommendations to streamline and improve the rules and procedures by which government contracts for services with non-profit organizations.  Since this report's release, the Center has continued to push for the recommendations.

Press Release   Full Report

 


Celebrate Non-Profits!


How is YOUR life better because of a non-profit?


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!


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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