Nonprofit Council

The Somerset County Business Partnership has established a Nonprofit Council to provide a platform to support our nonprofits members. The goal of the Council is to provide a resource for our nonprofit members to discuss community needs, access services and promote collaboration. Comprised of non-profit business leaders, the Council focuses on development and implementation of collaborative initiatives among agencies that will help promote agendas and increase operational efficiency.

The Council was launched on Thursday, February 5, 2015, at the Somerset County Library and was attended by nearly 50 representatives of non-profits in the region. Based on the issues discussed at the organizational meeting, the Business Partnership is surveying our nonprofit members to develop a program of work to support our non-profit members.

Unlike private sector companies, non-profits can have a difficult time defining the objectives because the focus is on serving a constituency and not on the bottom line of profit,” commented Brian Auger, co-chair of the Council. “Though non-profits need money and resources to exist and operate, their purposes are altruistic rather than bottom line monetary, increasing the need for a peer forum for idea exchange and cooperation.”

If you are interested in supporting the Somerset County Nonprofit Council please contact Chris Edwards.

View list of SCBP member nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations.