Jake Wood, Founder and CEO of Groundswell



In this episode, host Jennifer Alleva speaks with Jake Wood, founder and CEO of Groundswell, and founder and Chairman of Team Rubicon.
Groundswell is a venture backed software company aiming to democratize philanthropy by building a new category at the intersection of fintech, benefits tech, and charity.

Team Rubicon is a veteran-led humanitarian organization that serves global communities before, during, and after disasters and crises.
In their conversation Jake shares his story as an American military veteran, an award-winning entrepreneur, best-selling author, and keynote speaker.


Ryan Easterly, Executive Director, WITH Foundation



In this episode, host Jennifer Alleva speaks with Ryan Easterly, Executive Director of the WITH Foundation, an organization that promotes the establishment of comprehensive healthcare for adults with developmental disabilities. The WITH Foundation is one YPTC’s amazing clients that we are proud to serve every day.

In our conversation Ryan shares his story and perspective, the inner workings of the WITH foundation and how they are working to address individual needs, and what inclusive and transformative healthcare really means.

 


30 Years of YPTC Part 2



In this special feature episode, Jennifer Alleva speaks with Eric Fraint, President & Founder of Your Part-Time Controller, LLC. 2023 marks Your Part-Time Controller’s 30th anniversary celebration. What began in 1993 as a small enterprise by Founder and President Eric Fraint has grown into a national firm of 550+ staff and 1500+ clients, helping nonprofits to focus on what matters: furthering the mission of the organization.

As Managing Partner, Jennifer has had the opportunity to directly impact the growth and advancement of YPTC. And in 2023, for the second consecutive year, YPTC has appeared as a ‘Top 100’ firm on Accounting Today’s national list. This year YPTC has ranked #75, jumping a staggering 25 places from our debut as #100 on the list in 2022. Additionally, Accounting Today recognized our outstanding growth by once again naming us a “Pacesetter in Growth,” ranking #1 in growth among firms under $100M in revenue and the 5th overall “Fastest Growing Firm in the U.S.”

Eric and Jen pick up the conversation from part 1, covering how the pandemic impacted YPTC’s structure and strategy, and where we are headed next.


30 Years of YPTC: Part 1



In this special feature episode, Jennifer Alleva speaks with Eric Fraint, President & Founder of Your Part-Time Controller, LLC. 2023 marks Your Part-Time Controller’s 30th anniversary celebration. What began in 1993 as a small enterprise by Founder and President Eric Fraint has grown into a national firm of 550+ staff and 1500+ clients, helping nonprofits to focus on what matters: furthering the mission of the organization.

As Managing Partner, Jennifer has had the opportunity to directly impact the growth and advancement of YPTC. And in 2023, for the second consecutive year, YPTC has appeared as a ‘Top 100’ firm on Accounting Today’s national list. This year YPTC has ranked #75, jumping a staggering 25 places from our debut as #100 on the list in 2022. Additionally, Accounting Today recognized our outstanding growth by once again naming us a “Pacesetter in Growth,” ranking #1 in growth among firms under $100M in revenue and the 5th overall “Fastest Growing Firm in the U.S.”

What’s the secret to success? In their conversation Eric and Jen reflect on the past, discuss the present, and predict the future of YPTC and nonprofit accounting.


Paul Daugherty, Chief Executive Officer of Exponent Philanthropy



In this episode, host Jennifer Alleva speaks with Paul Daugherty, Chief Executive Officer of Exponent Philanthropy. Their conversation covers Exponent Philanthropy’s Mission, how Paul became interested and involved in Philanthropy, and the power of combining philanthropy with public dollars, individual donor dollars, and local business.


The Accountant Shortage Featuring Jerilyn Dressler



In this episode, Jennifer Alleva takes on a different subject matter though no less important. She speaks with YPTC’s own Jerilyn Dressler, Director of Strategic Partnerships, who co-produces this podcast and hosts the Ask the Controller segment. She recently wrote an article that was published with the National Council of Nonprofits called “A Storm is Brewing: The Accountant Shortage Is Already Affecting Nonprofits.” In this episode, they dig into this topic more because it is already impacting the nonprofit sector, and Jennifer and Jerilyn have some advice on how nonprofits can weather the storm.

 

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Anne-Marie Grey, Executive Director and CEO of USA for UNHCR



On this episode of Mission Business, host Jennifer Alleva spoke with Anne-Marie Grey, Executive Director and CEO of USA for UNHCR. Anne-Marie brings more than 30 years of fundraising and marketing experience, both in the United States and internationally to USA for UNHCR. Appointed in 2014 to lead the organization and enhance its programs and resources, Anne-Marie is committed to mobilizing efforts in support of the 82.4 million men, women, and children that have been forced to flee their homes around the world. Jennifer and Anne-Marie discuss USA for U N H C R’S Mission, how that mission is achieved through its programs, and how Anne-Marie grew it from a 3 million to a 96 million organization.


Part 2: The National Association of State Charity Officials



This is the second part of a two-part episode all about the business of non-profit regulations. Host Jennifer Alleva spoke with Josh Studor and Beth Short of NASCO, The National Association of State Charity Officials, an association of state offices charged with the regulation and oversight of charitable organizations and charitable solicitation in the United States. In this episode, we discuss fundraising trends, conflicts of interest, and much more.


Part 1: The National Association of State Charity Officials



This is the first part of a two-part episode all about the business of non-profit regulations. Host Jennifer Alleva spoke with Josh Studor and Beth Short of NASCO, The National Association of State Charity Officials, an association of state offices charged with the regulation and oversight of charitable organizations and charitable solicitation in the United States. In this episode, we discuss the history of NASCO, as well as board governance best practices.


Mary Beth Bruggeman, President of The Mission Continues and Marine Veteran



On this episode of Mission Business, host Jennifer Alleva spoke with Mary Beth Bruggeman, President of The Mission Continues and Marine veteran. The Mission Continues is a national nonprofit that empowers veterans to continue their service at home in their communities.
In our conversation we discuss Mary Beth’s experiences as a Marine veteran, The Mission Continues, as well as how she is working to maximize women veterans’ success as leaders through a program that combines skills development for women veterans with mentorship and skills transfer to women in under-resourced communities.

To learn more about Mary Beth and The Mission Continues, visit www.missioncontinues.org.