Through The Noise
May 14, 2015
Saving Money on Unemployment Liability for Nonprofits
Through the Noise #77
Donna Groh // Executive Director // The Unemployment Services Trust
Until 1972, this wasn’t an issue for nonprofits. Before then, they were exempt unemployment tax as a benefit of being a nonprofit like reduced postage fees. However, now nonprofits have two options. They can stay in the state tax system or they can turn to UST for help.
As the Executive Director of UST, Donna Groh is responsible for the effective management of the Trust and manages relationships between UST, its service providers and its partners to assure the Trust is meeting the needs of its members. Groh has broad experience in not-for-profit organizations, associations and healthcare. Donna was the Executive Director of Toastmasters International where during her tenure the international membership grew by 50% and their net assets doubled. Prior to that, she served as Director of Operations & Business Development for the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. Previously, Groh was Vice President/COO of the Irvine Medical Center and Regional Hospital. She has a BS and Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and has completed coursework for an Ed.D in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University.
UST’s purpose is to help nonprofit organizations manage and reduce their unemployment costs, while also helping remove back-office burden and paperwork, so they have more time and more money for their missions.