Online Resources

Board Source
BoardSource is the recognized leader in nonprofit board leadership research, leadership, and support. They provide leaders with an extensive range of tools, resources, and research data to increase board effectiveness and strengthen organizational impact, and serve as the national voice for inspired and effective board leadership.

Candid gets you the information you need to do good.

Charity Navigator
Charity Navigator works to guide intelligent giving. They help millions of people take action and support the causes they care about by connecting them to the best charities that align with their passions and values.

Council of New Jersey Grantmakers
The Council of New Jersey Grantmakers exists to strengthen and promote effective philanthropy throughout New Jersey. The leading resource for networking and information for New Jersey’s philanthropic community, CNJG provides representatives of all types of grantmaking organizations with access to valuable services and meaningful activities to advance their work.

Council on Foundations
The Council on Foundations fosters an environment where philanthropy can thrive and cultivates a community of diverse and skilled philanthropic professionals and organizations who lead with integrity, serve as ethical stewards and advocate for progress.

How to Start a Nonprofit Organization
Starting a nonprofit organization can be an inspiring way to give back to your community and help those in need. However, it is important to understand all of the steps involved in this process before moving forward. Growing and sustaining a nonprofit may take years of effort and a great deal of determination.

Idealist connects people, organizations, and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives. Idealist is independent of any government, political ideology, or religious creed. Their work is guided by the common desire of members and supporters to find practical solutions to social and environmental problems, in a spirit of generosity and mutual respect.

National Center for Charitable Statistics
The National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) is the national repository of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States. Its mission is to develop and disseminate high quality data on nonprofit organizations and their activities for use in research on the relationships between the nonprofit sector, government, the commercial sector, and the broader civil society. Working closely with the IRS and other government agencies, private sector service organizations, and the scholarly community, NCCS builds compatible national, state, and regional databases and develops uniform standards for reporting on the activities of charitable organizations.

National Council of Nonprofits
The National Council of Nonprofits (Council of Nonprofits) is a trusted resource and proven advocate for America’s charitable nonprofits. Connecting the policy dots across all levels and branches of governments, the Council of Nonprofits keeps nonprofits informed and empowered to create a positive public policy environment that best supports nonprofits in advancing their missions. Working with and through the nation’s largest network of nonprofits—with 25,000-plus organizational members—they identify emerging trends, share proven practices, and promote solutions that benefit charitable nonprofits and the communities they serve.

New Jersey Center for Nonprofits
The Center’ s mission is “to build the power of New Jersey’s non-profit community to improve the quality of life for all people of our state.” They envision a New Jersey non-profit community that is strong, vibrant, valued, and effective in advancing a civically engaged society and equitably delivering a thriving quality of life to all communities throughout the state of New Jersey. Guided by their values, the Center for Non-Profits is a high visibility, high impact leader, champion, convener, and resource for and about New Jersey’s nonprofit community.

State of New Jersey-Division of Consumer Affairs
The Charitable Registration & Investigation Section administers and enforces the provisions of the Charitable Registration & Investigation Act (CRI Act). The CRI Act regulates the fund raising activities of most charitable organizations and all professional fund raisers, fund raising counsels, commercial co-ventures and solicitors conducting business within this State by requiring them to register and file annual financial reports with the CRI Section. To ensure that an organization and/or a professional fund raiser is currently registered, please search Directory of Registered Charities.

Support Center
Support Center is a nonprofit capacity building organization created as part of an international network of management support organizations (Support Centers of America) originally established in 1971. They have been a trusted partner to nonprofits in the greater New York/New Jersey/Connecticut area for more than 30 years. Support Center specializes in organizational development, consulting and executive transition.

Information for Grantseekers

If you or your organization is seeking a grant, you’ll want to determine if your project fits within our four core priority areas: Health and Wellness, Housing, Improving Quality of Life, and Youth Development and Education. Give us a call to chat about your ideas and we’ll guide you in the right direction to best strengthen our communities.

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