Why I work with nonprofits

28 Oct

I ask everyone at some point during their job interviews at our accounting firm YPTC (Your Part-Time Controller) why they choose to work with us.    

Why us?

There are hundreds of accounting firms in the cities we serve, and tens of thousands of nonprofits, for-profits, and government agencies where accountants can work.

So why YPTC?

Among the many reasons that make us a best place to work, there is one for me that stands head and shoulders above the rest.  It is our work with nonprofit organizations.  More to the point: it is the chance to work with the people who work at our nonprofit clients.

One such person is Father Greg Boyle. 

Father Boyle is the founder and Executive Director of Homeboy Industries.  As its website explains, Homeboy Industries serves high-risk, formerly gang-involved men and women with a continuum of free services and programs, and operates several social enterprises that serve as job-training sites.

Father Boyle is not a client, but I heard him speak at the Talent Connect conference in San Francisco last week (10/21/2014) sponsored by the social networking company LinkedIn. 

It is because of people like Father Boyle that I choose to work with nonprofits.

His talk at the conference is available on YouTube.   You will laugh, and you will cry. 

You may view it here:  http://youtu.be/8z6pZp8Lu7E?list=PLoBbPuCYnPF9B6dTPxTO6GBwUbgqoiFuV .

Eric

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