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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.

Transportation Tax on Non-Profits Will Divert Money from Mission-Related Work
Non-profits across the U.S. call to repeal recent Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT) changes

Since early last year, the Center for Non-Profits has joined with non-profit advocates nationwide in sounding the alarm about an especially troubling provision (among many) in the federal tax overhaul enacted in 2017: the inexplicable 21% corporate income tax on non-profits for the expenses they may incur providing commuter or transportation benefits to their employees.

This tax is broader than many might initially think. It applies to subsidized parking, carpooling/van pooling, buses, bicycle commuting reimbursements and more. It even applies if the employee pays for these items with flexible spending account-types of arrangements that are processed through the non-profit. And it may even apply to a public lot owned by the non-profit that is partly used by its employees. It’s punitive and patently unfair, and many members of Congress from both sides of the aisle have acknowledged that it should be repealed.

Read the Letter

Additional background, instructions and talking points can be found HERE.

State Charitable Giving Incentive Advances Through the New Jersey Senate
Thank you! Look out for the next step.

Important progress was made on Monday when the NJ Senate voted 38-0 to pass bipartisan legislation that would create a state-level income tax deduction for donations to qualified New Jersey charities.

The bill, S-2179, now moves to the New Jersey Assembly for consideration, where we are working vigorously to marshal champions and support to get it heard in committee. Watch your email, our website and social media pages for updates and calls to action.

Want to become more involved now?  Email Doug Schoenberger or Linda Czipo and we'll share more information about the efforts to advance this bill and how you can be part of it.

View the Center's formal position statement on S-2179.

2019 Annual Survey Trends and Outlook Report The State of New Jersey's Non-Profit Community
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Gain new insights about how non-profits are faring and the implications of these trends on the ability of organizations to provide needed programs and services. This information can aid in your planning efforts and your communications with funders, policy makers and the media.

The survey results presented in the 2019 Trends and Outlook Report strengthen and shape the Center's advocacy and programmatic priorities, and will be shared broadly with the non-profit community, funders, government and business leaders, media and the public. These findings can also help you in your own planning and advocacy efforts.

Full Report      Webinar Overview     ROI's Press Coverage  

Our Recent Blog Post

Front and Center: Trends for New Jersey Non-Profits to Watch in 2019

"With uncertainty now the norm on many levels, another wild roller coaster ride is in the offing, so buckle up." read more

2018 New Jersey Non-Profit Conference

2018 NJ Non-Profit Conference Logo THANK YOU!

Many changes affecting New Jersey non-profits have recently passed or are in the works in Trenton or Washington, DC. Check out our current public policy tracker or select any specific issue listed below.
Nationwide New Jersey
Nonprofit Nonpartisanship Pay Equity and Earned Sick Leave
New Taxes Loom for Non-Profits Health Insurance Individual Mandate
Universal Charitable Deduction Legislation Introduced SALT Workaround
2020 Census   NJ Mandatory Online Charities Registration Portal

How will tax reform affect charitable giving?

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Check out our recent webinar (it's only 30-minutes) reviewing the benefits of membership with the Center for Non-Profits.


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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