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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:
|PROTECT NON-PROFT NONPARTISANSHIP|
The prohibition against political
campaign intervention – which allows 501(c)(3) non-profits
to speak out on issues of the day and advocate on
legislation, but insulates us from the divisiveness and
financial and other pitfalls of partisan entanglements – is
under imminent threat.
The Center for Non-Profits is working to preserve these protections for non-profits. Lend your voice and find out what you can do to help.
Property Tax Challenges
Updated February 27, 2017 - 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 advancing 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|
|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 latest blog.
our December 2016 conference the biggest and most successful yet!
Salary threshold declared invalid; “white collar duties tests” under existing law remain unaffected
On November 22, 2016, a federal district judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction blocking implementation of the Overtime Final Rule, ruling that the U.S. Department of Labor exceeded its authority in raising the salary levels below which employees must be eligible for overtime.
Non-profits need to be aware that even under the old salary threshold, employees must still satisfy other criteria, particularly the administrative, executive or professional "duties tests," in order to be exempt from overtime requirements. The recording from the Center's November 9, 2016, webinar about the duties tests is available for Center members.
New Jersey Non-Profits 2016: Trends and Outlook Survey Results
View the full report on New Jersey's non-profits' funding and expenses, outlook for 2016, and actions taken by non-profits to address trends. Read our blog post for a detailed explanation on what these findings mean for the non-profit community. You can also view the 2015 report and browse all of the Center's publications. 2017 survey coming soon!
Red TapeOrganizations Seek Relief from Contracting Burdens
September 10, 2015 - An alliance of representing non-profit and provider organizations today asked the Red Tape Review Commission, chaired by Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, to assist with developing and implementing reforms to help ease the “stranglehold” of burdensome government contracting procedures that threaten their ability to 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.
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!