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

Grounded in Care, Support and Honesty. Bringing about positive social change isn’t easy.  We support people and organizations that are making the world a better place.  We care about our partner organizations, their causes and the change we seek together. We believe our work requires courageous honesty, openness and vulnerability.

Committed to Equity. We are committed to leaders and organizations that prioritize justice and equity. We are sensitive to the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, strengths and challenges of our partners. Our training, coaching, consulting and navigation reflects this commitment.

Driven by Community. We believe we are stronger together and our success depends upon building movements and fostering collaboration among people and organizations.

Inspired by Organizational Excellence. We believe organizational excellence spans impact, efficiency, culture and sustainability. With our partners, and internally within Support Center, we are seeking to build equitable, effective and results-oriented organizations comprised of teams of people committed to excellence.

Constructive Change, Hands-On Help

For over 30 years, 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. See below for the four main ways we work to help nonprofits and funders or click here to see our strategic plan.