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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My experience with FNP has been wonderful. Unemployment in general is quite confusing and FNP has simplified the process for us. Everyone we have reached out to or worked with has been very helpful and follows up to be sure we understand the information. I am so happy we made the switch to FNP!

Stone Valley Community Charter School, Huntingdon, PA

First Nonprofit smoothed the unemployment perils for our organization during Covid. Without the ability to cap our UI exposure, we would not have been able to weather the storm. The program worked perfectly and we have come out of the pandemic ready to forge on. Thanks FNP!

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My experience with the FNP has been fantastic. The idea of setting funds aside for the unemployment tax liability is a bedrock for nonprofit organizations like mine, namely ASHBA; what is even more advantageous is having the FNP as a custodian of those funds. 100% recommended!

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I would like to comment on my experience with FNP….to date our District has saved $1,000’s of dollars by being enrolled in the First Nonprofit program. My only regret is that we did not know about this method of paying unemployment tax years ago….as I had figured about five years

ago, had we enrolled 15-20 years ago, we could have saved our small school district upwards of $500,000 in payments to IDES. Also we would have had a pretty hefty sum of money in our Reserve Account. Thankfully I attended a workshop hosted by First Nonprofit back in 2015 which got the ball rolling!

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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!

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