NonProfit Basics

Center for Nonprofits

This is the one stop shop for all things nonprofit in New Jersey.  From legal assistance in forming a charitable organization to advocacy issues and professional development, the Center for Nonprofits has it all.  The Center’s mission is to build the power of New Jersey’s non-profit community by serving as the premier voice and comprehensive resource for and about the sector. Membership dues are relative to budget size and numerous benefits are available.

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State of New Jersey Nonprofit Info Center

New Jersey’s Nonprofit Information Center portal is as a one-stop shop for nonprofits in New Jersey seeking to utilize various funding sources and volunteer opportunities available through the State. In May 2011, Governor Christie signed into law N.J.S.A. § 52:16A-110 requiring the Department of State to maintain, in a single, accessible location, a directory of State departments and agencies that provide resources to assist nonprofits in their daily operations.

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Donor Prospect Research

Fundraising from the Donor’s Perspective – This handout was provided courtesy of Maria Semple of The Prospect Finder, LLC and Connie Alexis Laona, Director of Individual Giving for Kean University.

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Contingency Planning & Budgeting

This outline is provided courtesy of David Gray of Finance Arts, LLC and offers guidance on budgeting during transitional situations.

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NJ Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

This pdf offers detailed information on services available to artists and arts organizations through the NJ Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and includes a needs survey and contact info sheet.

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Tech Soup Global – IT Donations & Discounts

TechSoup Global serves 80,000 organizations in 22 countries. They have provided over $1 billion in software donations in the last ten years. Techsoup Stock offers software donations to nonprofits from 35 major technology providers, including Microsoft, Cisco, Symantec, Intuit, and Adobe (for an administrative fee as little as 5% of retail cost). To qualify, organizations must be a 501(c)3. The Refurbished Computer Initiative gives nonprofits a chance to get low-cost, high-quality computers with a new operating system and up-to-date software (covered by a 90-day warranty).

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Stay Exempt – Tax Basics for Non Profits

The Internal Revenue Service has launched Stay Exempt that provides tools and training on relevant topics for 501(c)(3) organizations. Included on the website are tutorials on how to classify an organization as a public charity, determine unrelated business income, and file IRS Form 990.

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Employment Resources

This is a comprehensive list of jobbanks for arts administrators

ArtPride Job Bank

NY Foundation for the Arts’s Jobs in the Arts, the premiere source for jobs and internships in the arts and culture industry nationwide

Americans for the Arts Job Bank is the premier electronic recruitment resource for the industry.

Theatre Communications Group lists full-time, part-time seasonal or year round, paid or volunteer positions in ARTSEARCH online. By subscription

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance’s Job Bank is the region’s definitive source of employment opportunities in the arts and culture industry

Council of NJ Grantmakers’ Jobbank  jobs in philanthropy and nonprofits

Management Consultants for the Arts  executive search for senior level management

The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s Career Center listing nonprofit jobs nationally

Philanthropy News Digest Job Corner  a service of the Foundation Center

 

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