Meet the Staff: Jenna Marvin

March 23, 2015

Meet the Staff: Jenna Marvin

Jenna Marvin was born and raised in the Chicago area, growing up in the south suburbs and attending college at St. Xavier University in the city.  Jenna graduated in May 2014 with a degree in Mathematics and a minor in Business Administration.  She quickly found her way to First Nonprofit in July 2014, just two months after completing her degree.  Word-of-mouth served Jenna well during her job search, as she heard about the opening here at First Nonprofit Group (FNG) through Accounts Payable Clerk Dawn Brouwer, another St. Xavier graduate.

At First Nonprofit, Jenna’s role as Accounting Analyst entails paying monthly unemployment benefit charges for all 300 of First Nonprofit Bonded Service Program and Unemployment Savings Program members in Pennsylvania.  She also collects and processes their quarterly wage reports for our systems.  Jenna plays an integral role in assuring that both of First Nonprofit’s unemployment insurance programs are running smoothly, which helps FNG’s nonprofit clients save money on their state unemployment cost.

We asked Jenna to share a frequently asked question she receives from members and her response:

Why is FNG requesting copies of our wage reports?

“First Nonprofit requires copies of your quarterly wage reports in order to calculate your program fees. We do not need the whole report, just the summary page with the quarterly gross wages figure. You can remit your wage report by e-mail at or by fax at 312-648-0325. Also, we send out a reminder to submit your wage report each quarter along with the invoices.”

In addition to assisting nonprofits across the country, Jenna realizes that the First Nonprofit staff is what truly makes the organization unique.  “The people here are absolutely wonderful,” she said, “This is a great first job where I learn new, valuable skills every day.”

Outside of the office, Jenna is an avid reader and history buff.  While she is currently on a Dean Koontz suspense kick, Jane Eyre is always at the very top of Jenna’s reading list because she sees a different perspective every time she reads it.  The Field Museum is also a classic spot that Jenna loves to visit, as learning about history engages and excites her.  Jenna loves that Chicago has so many opportunities and plans to continue exploring everything the Windy City has to offer.

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Throughout our membership in the Unemployment Savings Program, First Nonprofit understood our demands, community dynamics, and the importance of seamless services; that allowed us to serve our constituents better.

Prevent Blindness America, Chicago, IL

Because INCS advocates for the operating conditions that allow charter public schools to provide high quality public education, partnering with First Nonprofit was an easy decision. First Nonprofit’s unemployment programs provide our member schools two operating elements crucial to their ability to provide high quality public education: savings and budget certainty. Capable, committed teachers are the key to student success. By participating in the unemployment insurance savings plan, charter public schools gain peace of mind and are able to invest more money in their teachers.

Illinois Network of Charter Schools, Chicago, IL

It has been our sincere pleasure to maintain a strong, vibrant business partnership with First Nonprofit. We greatly admire their strong industry knowledge, technical expertise, constant professionalism, knowledgeable and dedicated staff. They are always extremely responsive, personable and provide us with the necessary guidance and recommendations on a numerous variety of employment scenarios.

Thresholds, Chicago, IL

NYCON members who use First Nonprofit’s programs enjoy enduring savings and improved efficiency. Our association knows that success, because from the beginning, we achieved the same great benefits. Great savings, seamless technology, and responsive service. NYCON highly recommends First Nonprofit’s remarkable unemployment solutions.

New York Council of Nonprofits, Albany, NY

Visually Impaired Preschool Services has been a client of First Non-Profit since it was first offered as a benefit of VisionServe Alliance. We completed a thorough evaluation of cash savings to our agency before taking advantage of this wonderful benefit and it has been a very wise decision. Our experience with the processes from accounting to claims have been professional, expeditious and easy.

Visually Impaired Preschool Services, Louisville, KY

Luckily for us, our interactions regarding any issues with staffing has been very minimal! I can say that all other interactions with regards to billing, 941 reporting, etc. have been extremely pleasant, accommodating and easy to work with. Kim Ghanayem is always prompt, professional and friendly. Thank you so much!

Neurologic Music Therapy Services of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ

First Nonprofit has been easy to work with and makes the administrative process easier and smoother. We enjoy working with you.

Visually Impaired Preschool Services, Louisville, KY

The Ensight Skills Center has enjoyed working with First Nonprofit for several years. We are enrolled in their Unemployment Savings Program and although we have not required a lot of intervention, there have been a few times. I know others have dealt with the same problem of unemployment fraud over the last year and in our case, a call to First Nonprofit (they actually answer their phones) cleared up the issue. They also sent us a letter to send to all our employees telling them what they needed to do to prevent this in the future and protect themselves. What a relief! Over the years if I have questions or concerns, they are happy to listen, advise and help if they can. Another BIG advantage of using First Nonprofit is that all the money that is paid into the Unemployment Savings Program lives on my balance sheet as an asset. The money continues to be Ensight’s not the governments. First Nonprofit has certainly given me peace of mind.

Ensight Skills Center, Inc, Fort Collins, CO