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2020 NJ Nonprofit Conference - December 2, 2020 

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.

COVID-19 Magnified Image of Virus COVID-19 (Coronavirus):
Read the Center's
blog post and other resources.
Our message to Governor Murphy, legislative leaders:
Include non-profits in your
COVID-19 relief
Read our statement
What does the federal stimulus package mean for non-profits? Read our summary and a breakdown of the different funding options included in the new legislation.

Rapid Response Coronavirus Impact Survey - Second Pulse Poll
2020 COVID-19 Impact Survey graphic The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to expand. Update us on how its effecting your organization. 

Please take a few minutes to complete this survey so that we are able to convey non-profits' needs and suggestions to government, philanthropy, and the media and provide resources where able. This is the second implementation of the survey since the situation is so quickly changing. See the results of the first survey here.

Covid-19 and Non-Profits
The Center for Non-Profits on PrincetonTV
March 18, 2020

Census 2020 is HERE! Complete yours today.
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Want to bring more resources to New Jersey?
Fill out your 2020 Census and spread the word.

Vital policy and budget decisions, from billions of dollars in funding for infrastructure, public safety, social programs to the number of Congressional Representatives and electoral votes assigned to each state and much more, are based on Census data. The data collected as part of Census 2020 will have real impact on New Jersey and the non-profit community for the next ten years. Learn more about what you and your organization can do to ensure a complete count.

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


The State of New Jersey Non-Profits
A conversation with Steve Adubato and Linda Czipo
May 28, 2019

State Charitable Giving Incentive Advances Through the New Jersey Senate

Legislation that would create a state-level income tax deduction for charitable donations is advancing in the Legislature. On March 25, 2019, the New Jersey Senate passed by a 39-0 vote bipartisan legislation that would allow New Jersey taxpayers to deduct charitable contributions from their state income taxes. The Center for Non-Profits strongly supports this bill and has made a priority of promoting its passage.

The bill, S-2179 (Kean/Singleton), is awaiting consideration in the Assembly Budget Committee, where we are working vigorously to get it on the agenda. Watch your email, our website and social media pages for updates and calls to action.

Want to become more involved now?  Email us and we'll share more information about the efforts to advance this important bill.

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

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)

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


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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