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Department of State

New Jersey Business Action Center

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State

Let’s Talk Resources for Nonprofits


Originally presented 4/20/21

Learn about services available for nonprofit organizations from the State Library, NJ Center for Nonprofits and New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

For additional assistance, please contact the New Jersey Business Action Center at business.nj.gov for our "live chat" with our NJBAC business experts from 8:00am - 5:00pm ET, Monday-Friday.

For more information call our Business Helpline 1-800-Jersey-7 or (1-800-537-7397)

About the Speakers

Linda M. Czipo, President & CEO, Center for Non-Profits

Linda M. Czipo
President & CEO
Center for Non-Profits

Linda provides leadership and expertise in public policy, research, compliance and management issues for the Center for Non-Profits, New Jersey's statewide umbrella association for the charitable community. The Center strengthens charities through advocacy, education, management and compliance assistance, and member services. As president and CEO, Linda speaks frequently to the media, non-profit, philanthropic, government and business leaders, regarding the size, strength, economic and social contributions, and current and emerging trends of New Jersey’s non-profit community.

Linda M. Czipo
Email: lczipo@njnonprofits.org
Website: https://www.njnonprofits.org/

Leigh Clark, Business & Funding Information Librarian, New Jersey State Library

Leigh Clark
Business & Funding Information Librarian

As a reference librarian for the NJ State Library Information Center, Leigh provides one-on-one assistance to users doing business and nonprofit related research. She is a certified Foundation Directory Online Expert, who coordinates the State Library’s Funding Information Network partnership with Candid. Leigh regularly presents to nonprofits on how they can use the free resources available at the State Library’s Funding Information Center to grow their organization and find grant funding.

About the New Jersey State Library
The New Jersey State Library (NJSL), an affiliate of Thomas Edison State University (TESU), connects people with information and resources through its service to libraries, government, TESU students and staff, and New Jersey residents, including those with special needs. NJSL provides support for public, school, academic, and special libraries, and continues to promote services for learners of all ages, including key areas of continuing need such as literacy, business outreach, workforce development, disaster preparedness and technology. For more information, visit www.njstatelib.org.

Leigh Clark
Email: lclark@njstatelib.org
Website: New Jersey State Library

Mary Eileen Fouratt, Program Officer, New Jersey State Council on the Arts

Mary Eileen Fouratt
Program Officer, Access Coordinator
New Jersey State Council on the Arts

Mary Eileen provides support for arts organizations for the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. The Council's mission is to improve the quality of life of the state by helping the arts to flourish.

As Program Officer, Mary Eileen works on accessibility, emergency preparedness, creative placemaking, community arts development and grants management for theaters and County Arts Agencies. She was previously the Executive Director of Monmouth Arts for nearly two decades where she was involved in municipal, county and regional arts, community and economic development planning initiatives.

Mary Eileen Fouratt
Email: MaryEileen.Fouratt@sos.nj.gov
Website: https://www.artscouncil.nj.gov


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