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Make a sound investment in New Jersey's non-profits

Are you a new Center member? Or thinking about joining?
Check out our 30-minute webinar reviewing the benefits of membership with the Center for Non-Profits.

Become a Member!

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.

2021 Issues & Trends Survey - Web Briefing
2021 Issues & Trends Image Report
Join our web briefing Friday, February 26, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. about the state of New Jersey’s non-profit community, featuring highlights of its annual non-profit survey report, New Jersey Non-Profits 2021: Trends and Outlook.

The report collects information about the funding, expenses, and ourtlook of NJ non-profits. This year's survey included questions on the ongoing pandemic. Gain new insights about how non-profits are faring and the implications of these and other current trends on the ability of organizations to provide needed programs and services.

This information can aid in your organization's planning efforts and your communications with funders, policy makers and the media. There will be opportunity for Q&A following the presentation.

These findings strengthen and shape the Center's advocacy and programmatic priorities  and can also help you in your own planning and advocacy efforts.

Register for the briefing.

New Center for Non-Profits Blog Post Teaser - January 7 2021 

In the wake of the events on January 6, 2021, we condemn the violent attacks on our democracy to overturn a duly held election and disrupt a peaceful transition of power. We also echo others’ observations on the deep-seated racial dynamics underlying these events.

Read the full statement at

THANK YOU - for making the 2020 New Jersey Nonprofit Conference a success.

Link to Covid-19 Resource Page for Nonprofits

150 New Jersey Nonprofits and Allies Call on the NJ Government for More Covid-19 Relief

Rapid Response Coronavirus Impact Surveys
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to expand. 
2020 COVID-19 Nonprofit Impact - 3rd Report

THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our third COVID-19 survey, conducted in partnership with the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers (CNJG), and shared how the coronavirus is affecting your organizations.

The most recent report shows the results of the third round surveying New Jersey non-profits on the impacts of COVID-19. All reports and supporting materials can be found in the links below.

  3rd Report - July 2020 - view web briefing
  2nd Report - April 2020
  1st Report - March 2020 - view web briefing and press release

And remember to visit our Covid-19 Resource Page.

Going Forward: Best Practices and Considerations for Non-Profit Reopening COVID-19 Resource Available Now:
Going Forward: Best Practices and Considerations for Non-Profit Reopening

The Center has partnered on a new guide that we hope will make the reopening process a little easier. This FREE compilation guide covers many factors you may want to consider, such as workplace safety, human resource issues and more, with plenty of links to more detailed information. It will be updated periodically as circumstances warrant.
Full Report      Webinar Overview     Slides

Recording and slides available
COVID-19 and Government Assistance for Non-Profits
a web briefing presented 4/9/2020 by the office of
United States Senator Cory Booker
in partnership with the Center for Non-Profits

Remarks by Senator Booker, and presentations by the
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the
NJ EconomicDevelopment Authority
 View the recording         
Download the slide deck

Covid-19 and Non-Profits
The Center for Non-Profits on 'State of Affairs with Steve Adubato'
April 17, 2020


The Center for Non-Profits on PrincetonTV
March 18, 2020

2020 Annual Survey Report The State of New Jersey's Non-Profit Community: 2020 Trends and Outlook Report

Press Release      Full Report      Web Briefing
The New Jersey Non-Profits 2020: Trends and Outlook survey tracks prior year funding and expenses, non-profits' outlook for the coming year and actions taken by non-profits to address trends. 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.

2019 Non-Profit Diversity Report Cover Available Now:
New Jersey Non-Profit Diversity Report

The Center recently released and hosted a web briefing on the New Jersey Non-Profit Diversity Report, highlighting in stark terms the racial and gender bias in New Jersey non-profits and the challenges that need to be addressed. This report is one step in our broader commitment to promote and support diversity, equity and inclusion in the non-profit community.

View Press Release     View Full Report     Additional Resources

View Web Briefing


2019 New Jersey Non-Profit Compensation & Benefits Report

2019 New Jersey Non-Propfit Compensation and Beneits Report CoverThe Center for Non-Profits has released the results of its survey of New Jersey non-profits. This comprehensive report is the only one focusing exclusively on the compensation of New Jersey non-profit employees. It includes a deep look into the salaries, health and other insurance coverages, paid time off, and other benefits in addition to characteristics and demographics of non-profit staffs and boards.

Data was collected from 204 respondent organizations of varying sizes and missions, exclusively from New Jersey 501(c)(3) non-profits, and cover 4,007 employees (2,918 full-time) in 71 staff positions. Findings for each position are also broken out by organizational budget size, ranging from under $200,000 a year to over $20 million.

 Compensation Report Pricing:
$95 for Center for Non-Profits members
$175 for nonmembers.



Also available (FREE): The New Jersey Non-Profit Diversity Report


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  Federal Charitable Deduction Legislation State Charitable Deduction Legislation Advances
Nonprofit Nonpartisanship Employment Law Changes
Non-Profit Transportation Taxes Bill Would Fix Unintended Impact of NJ Transportation Benefit Mandate
Universal Charitable Deduction Legislation IRS' Final Rules Prohibit NJ's SALT Workaround Framework
2020 Census   NJ "Dark Money" Bill and Charitable Non-Profits (analysis coming soon)


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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