The Center for Non-Profits is New Jersey’s champion and “go to” organization for and about non-profits. For more than 30 years since our founding in 1982, the Center remains New Jersey’s only umbrella organization for all charities in the state.

Through advocacy, management assistance and cost-saving programs, the Center provides non-profits with knowledge, insights and tools so they can pursue their missions more effectively. The Center strengthens non-profits, individually and collectively, by:

Championing and Protecting

the non-profit community as an essential part of the social and economic well-being of New Jersey and its residents.

  • The most comprehensive information about New Jersey non-profits
  • Advocating for non-profits in Trenton and Washington
  • Communicating the value of non-profits through research and public education
  • Uniting our state’s non-profits around common goals
Center staff with Congressman Leonard Lance
Center staff with Congressman Leonard Lance (7th Congressional District) in Washington, DC (2014)

Advancing Knowledge

and promoting best practices to foster effective, ethical organizations in furtherance of the public good.

  • High quality management and compliance information
  • Expert phone and email consultation – priority access for members!
  • Timely online and email news and articles
  • Affordable workshops and webinars on the topics nonprofits need
  • Customized training and coaching
  • Non-Profit Central – a comprehensive online clearinghouse, resource directory, documents, job postings, events (Coming soon!)

NJ START briefing 2014
New Jersey START briefing, June 2014

Making Connectons at the Center's Conference (photo by Jason Gardner)
Making Connectons at the Center’s Conference (photo by Jason Gardner)

Convening and Fostering Connections

between and among non-profit organizations, their champions, and partners in government and for-profit business, in order to enhance collective strength.

  • Annual New Jersey Non-Profit Conference
  • Issue briefings/town halls/local or regional strategic convenings around common issues
  • Issue-specific task forces
Susan Merrill O'Connor

Helping Non-Profits Stretch Scarce Resources

  • Cost-saving programs: insurance, unemployment trust, merchant services, payroll, and more
  • Discounts on workshops and publications for members – usually 30% or more
  • Leveraging non-profits’ dollars by serving as the first-stop resource for a wide range of information, services and referrals

Find out more about our programs, upcoming events, the benefits of membership, and much more at www.njnonprofits.org.


Center for Non-Profits
3575 Quakerbridge Road, Suite 102
Mercerville, NJ 08619

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