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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:
Good news came to non-profits in December 2014, when the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published final guidance governing government grants and contracts for non-profits that receive federal grant funds, either directly or passed through state and local entities. Among many sweeping changes in the new rules, governments are now required to reimburse non-profits for reasonable indirect (also called “overhead”) grant and contract costs when federal dollars are part of the funding stream. Learn more and register.
The Fairleigh Dickinson University Center for Excellence: Leadership, Governance, Philanthropy, in partnership with the Center for Non-Profits, is pleased to announce that applications for the 2015 Emerging Nonprofit Leader Award are now available. Deadline for submissions is October 2, 2015. The Emerging Nonprofit Leader Award is designed to promote excellence in the field by recognizing and calling attention to the promise and impact of talented non-profit leaders. Winners will be announced at the Center for Non-Profits' annual conference on December 2, 2015, in Somerset. More information.
The Center for Non-Profits is delighted to announce a special tuition discount for select certificate programs of the Center for Excellence: Leadership, Governance and Philanthropy at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Through an affiliation relationship, Center for Non-Profits members are eligible to receive $500 off the Executive Nonprofit Leadership Certificate or the Executive Philanthropy and Resource Development Certificate. Fall class cycle starts September 29. More information.
June 29, 2015 - In a closely watched property tax case with significant financial and policy implications for hospitals and possibly the broader non-profit community statewide, the Tax Court of New Jersey on June 25, 2015, ruled that Morristown Medical Center is not entitled to tax exemption on nearly all of its property in Morristown. More information.
March 19, 2015 - On March 16, 2015, the Center for Non-Profits, represented by pro bono counsel Lowenstein Sandler LLP and joined by six organizations as co-signatories, filed an amicus (friend of the court) brief in a property tax case now making its way through the courts that could have implications for many non-profits in New Jersey. More information.
How is YOUR life better because of a non-profit?
March 31, 2015 - New Jersey non-profits continued to show incremental improvements in their circumstances compared with one year ago, but rising demand for services and limited funding continue to pose challenges to their ability to provide needed programs and services, according to a new report released by the Center for Non-Profits.
Our deep thanks to all who participated in the survey.
In late December 2014, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published final guidance governing government grants and contracts that means good news for non-profits that receive federal grant funds, either directly or passed through state and local entities. More information.
The State of New Jersey has launched a new e-procurement portal, NJSTART.gov, 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 NJSTART.gov, launched in May as part of the State's efforts to reduce red tape. More information.
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.
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.
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.
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!