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Upcoming Events

Joint Policy Forum August 13

Opening Speaker:
The Honorable Tahesha Way
Lieutenant Governor of the State of New Jersey

The New Jersey Center for Nonprofits and the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers are convening our first-ever joint policy forum! Nonprofit and philanthropic leaders and allies will discuss current and emerging nonprofit and philanthropic policy issues, voter engagement, and ways we can all become more involved. More details

Compliance with NJ’s Wage and Hour Laws
August 22

This free webinar, presented by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, will provide nonprofits with the most critical information they need to know to stay in compliance with New Jersey’s Wage and Hour Laws.

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2024 NJ Nonprofits Conference December 4

Save the date! New Jersey’s don’t-miss nonprofit conference returns December 4 in Somerset. Sponsorship opportunities are available now.

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United States Senator Cory Booker’s inspirational message to the 2023 New Jersey Nonprofits Conference.

Why bigger-than-you-think nonprofit community needs your support

Jeffrey Vega
Jeffrey Vega

We join everyone in mourning the passing of our beloved friend Jeffrey Vega, President of the Princeton Area Community Foundation, immediate past chair of the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers, and former board member and staff member at the New Jersey Center for Nonprofits.

Jeff was fiercely devoted to nonprofits, philanthropy, and the community.  When he took the helm at PACF, he was one of the few – if not the only – Latino leaders of a major philanthropic institution in New Jersey. 


He spearheaded a major transformation of the Foundation including its All Kids Thrive initiative to address chronic absenteeism in local schools; the many funds and programs that PACF administered and executed; and overseeing a fundamental shift in its approach to grantmaking and community partnerships. Read PACF’s announcement here.

Words cannot do justice to his impact and his long, deep, and enduring legacy. Our hearts go out to his family, the PACF board and staff team, his many friends and colleagues, and everyone he touched.

Thank you, Jeff. We will miss you.

Center testifies at House Employee Retention Tax Credit Hearing

The Center's Linda Czipo testifying before the House of Representatives Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight on July 27, 2023. Sitting behind her are David Thompson and Jessica Mendieta of the National Council of Nonprofits.
The Center's Linda Czipo testified before the House of Representatives Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight on July 27, 2023. Sitting behind her are David Thompson and Jessica Mendieta of the National Council of Nonprofits.

On July 27, 2023, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight held a hearing focusing on “The Employee Retention Tax Credit Experience: Confusion, Delays, and Fraud.” New Jersey Center for Nonprofits President and CEO Linda Czipo was invited by the Subcommittee to share nonprofits’ perspective about the ERTC. Linda was one of four witnesses at the hearing and the only representative of the charitable nonprofit community. (New Jersey Congressman Bill Pascrell is the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee.)  Read a hearing summary.

Doing Good Better

Doing Good Better, a partnership of the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers and the New Jersey Center for Nonprofits, is a community of funders and nonprofits taking action against the power imbalances and racial inequities in philanthropy, nonprofits and government.

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Report: New Jersey Nonprofits Trends and Outlook 2024

The State of New Jersey's Nonprofit Community, March 6, 2024. Generously supported by CLA and Lamb Insurance Services. NJ Center for Nonprofits, Amplifying Our Voices Together

According to the New Jersey Center for Nonprofits’ 2024 Trends and Outlook report, a persistent gap between rising demand for services and lagging resources, continuing workforce shortages, and prolonged racial inequities continue to pose challenges to nonprofits in the face of continually escalating community needs.

Read the press release

Read the full report

Watch the March 6 web briefing, “The State of New Jersey’s Nonprofit Community”

This year’s report is generously supported by CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP) and Lamb Insurance Services.

Our deep thanks to all the nonprofits that participated.

New Jersey's Charitable Nonprofit Community


501(c)(3) organizations


Employees – nearly 10% of the private workforce in the state

$56 billion

Annual expenditures – much of it within the Garden State