Center for Non-Profit Corporations
3575 Quakerbridge Road, Suite 102
Mercerville, NJ 08619
ContactMs. Linda M. Czipo
Program AreaTechnical Assistance
For general support of the Center's work to strengthen New Jersey's non-profit community, with special emphasis on advocacy, public information and educational activities.
The Center for Non-Profits is New Jersey's state association of non-profits. Our 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 our sector.
Since its founding over 30 years ago, the Center remains New Jersey's only umbrella organization for all charities in the state. Through public policy, capacity building, education, and training programs the Center gives non-profits the information and tools they need to pursue their missions more effectively, strengthening non-profits as individual organizations and as a sector.
The Center occupies a unique role as the only statewide organization advocating for the non-profit community as a whole, and has a strong track record in improving understanding of the non-profit community and in fostering sound public policies to enable non-profits to conduct their work in furtherance of the public good.
The Center is led and staffed by experienced professionals with decades of experience in the non-profit arena. Our executive director, Linda Czipo, is a 27-year employee of the organization (14 in her current position) and established non-profit sector advocate with statewide and national recognition in the field. The Center's membership director, Deborah Duncan, has over 20 years of education and management experience in the field, and is bilingual in English and Spanish. Our communications specialist, Susan Merrill O'Connor, has over 20 years of experience working with non-profits in both employee and consultant capacities to enhance their marketing, media relations, visibility, and fundraising efforts.
Our activities are overseen by a dedicated board of trustees comprised of respected leaders from non-profits, corporate philanthropy, and professional consulting.