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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:
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
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Thanks to everyone who responded to our 2015 New Jersey Non-Profit Issues and Trends Survey.
Your input will help us provide vital information to policy makers, philanthropic leaders, the media and the public about how New Jersey non-profits fared in 2014; their outlook for 2015; and other trends, challenges and achievements. (For an idea of what we cover, see the 2014 report.) The results will be published in late February or early March. Stay tuned!
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On July 1, 2014, the IRS announced the release of a new, shorter application for eligible small organizations seeking recognition of tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3). Form 1023-EZ is the Service’s effort to simplify the application process for smaller organizations, and to reduce its existing backlog of exempt organization applications. Although the new form may save some time up front, we believe that newly forming organizations should exercise caution when considering whether to use the new form. 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. more information
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.
Center Executive Director Named One of 50 NJBIZ’ 2014 “Best 50 Women in Business!”
Linda Czipo was named by NJBIZ as one of New Jersey’s 2014 "Best 50 Women in Business." more information
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!