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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.



ALERT

Center for Non-Profits formally requests NJ Division of Consumer Affairs temporarily suspend mandatory online charities registration requirement

Updated June 19, 2018 -- The Center for Non-Profits has sent a formal request to the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs asking the Division to temporarily suspend its requirement that all charitable registrations and extensions be submitted via the Division's online portal, and that the Division resume accepting paper submissions while concerns about the portal can be addressed. 

The Division recently announced that effective May 1, all annual charities registration renewals and extension requests must be filed through the charities registration online portal and that paper filings will no longer be accepted.  For charities whose fiscal years ended on December 31, 2017, this means that the first mandatory online filings, including any extension requests, will be due June 30.

The Division attempted in previous years to launch the mandatory online portal but previously delayed its implementation in response to a series of questions and concerns from the charitable community. After looking at the current online registration portal, we believe that a number of issues with the new system remain.
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POLICY CHANGES AND CHALLENGES
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
Universal Charitable Deduction Legislation Introduced Pay Equity and Earned Sick Leave
Action Alert: New Taxes Loom for Non-Profits Health Insurance Individual Mandate
  SALT Workaround
  NJ Mandatory Online Charities Registration Portal


Tax Reform and Non-Profits

New Taxes Loom for Non-Profits Under Federal Tax Law - ACTION ALERT

May 3, 2018 - As non-profit managers, tax professionals, policy makers and others continue to dissect the provisions in the new federal tax law, they have discovered new developments that would impose new or increased taxes on hundreds of thousands of non-profit organizations. The latest surprise relates to important changes to the Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT) – a tax normally imposed on certain commercial activities of non-profits under specific circumstances. The new law and recent IRS guidance threaten to wreak havoc on non-profit budgets – even for organizations that engage in no unrelated business activities. 

The U.S. Department of Treasury and the IRS haven’t yet issued regulations to implement the new law. Meanwhile, numerous questions regarding the scope and implementation of these provisions remain unanswered, and key filing or tax deadlines have already passed or are fast approaching. Learn more and take action.




The State of New Jersey's Non-Profit Community
2018 TRENDS AND OUTLOOK REPORT
Out Now!

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 2018 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.

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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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