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. We 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.

Within the world of management support organizations, we are unique in our commitment to be a deeply engaged “partner” to the nonprofits with which we work. We take the long view in committing to help our partners and propose long-term navigational support for organizations to ensure that our work leads to sustained change and success. We work in close collaboration with our clients, ensuring that the work is focused on accomplishing goals as we continuously assess progress and refine strategy as needed.

View our Support Center Strategic Plan 2017-2021

Our Mission

To empower nonprofits and social enterprises to transform their leadership and management and accelerate positive social change.

Our Vision

We envision a thriving community of nonprofit leaders and social innovators committed to organizational excellence and a shared vision for a better world.

Our History

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization originally created as part of Support Centers of America, an international network of management support organizations. In 2012, we joined forces with Partnership in Philanthropy (NJ) to become one dynamic organization with offices in New York and New Jersey.

Our Values

Proactive. We anticipate and focus on internal and external changes that affect the capacity of our nonprofit and philanthropic organizations to fulfill their missions. Collaborative. We work as a team within Support Center and in partnership with the organizations we serve and our communities at large.

Integrated. We have a holistic view of organizations where various capacities (e.g., executive transition, governance and finance) are interconnected.

Efficient. We assist in developing appropriate and sustainable solutions that achieve effective outcomes, minimize waste and maximize resources for nonprofits and grantmakers.

Accountable. We uphold the highest ethical standards and model the processes we recommend.

Respectful. We are sensitive to the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, strengths, and various stages of organizational development.

Continually Learning. We value continuous feedback and evaluate data to adjust and adapt to changing circumstances. We listen to and learn from the nonprofit community, and we reflect this in our work.

Constructive Change, Hands-On Help

For over 30 years, the Support Center has worked in collaboration with nonprofit and philanthropic clients to increase organizational effectiveness and efficiency, enabling them to improve the quality of life in our communities.

We are committed to working with nonprofit organizations and social enterprises of all sizes and at all stages of their development to strengthen their leadership, management, and financial sustainability. Take a look at the four main ways we work to help nonprofits and funders or click here to see our strategic plan: