Nonprofits & Java is in the middle of a redesign and will return soon with a new series of guests!

Nonprofits and Java evolved from an idea that developed while working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are many aspects of our day-to-day we can very easily accomplish from home. However, one missing piece turned out to be a significant part of our day - connecting to the community around us and learning more about the nonprofit, community organization, and the grass-roots world – not just in Milwaukee – but around the state of Wisconsin.

Nonprofits & Java is a conversation with people from all different walks of the social sector – the arts, public health, social justice, philanthropy, and more – to find out what we can learn as we explore the passion behind our communities. This podcast aims to introduce listeners to the nonprofit world - and the people who work so hard behind the scenes to support and build the communities around us. 

Our hope is to help people understand that the nonprofit sector is an established and professionalized workforce. It's about clarifying the myths surrounding this kind of work and providing information on the nonprofits in our community and how they affect change and impact lives. Our goal is to help people think about the nonprofit sector as more than just charity work and understand that this work touches our lives in so many ways that may not be apparent at first glance.


 - Bryce Lord

About the Host

Bryce Lord


Bryce Lord is the Associate Director of the Helen Bader Institute (HBI) for Nonprofit Management at the University of Wisconsin (UWM). Bryce oversees the community outreach programming for HBI. In addition, he serves as the Department Manager of the Department of Public and Nonprofit Administration at UWM. He holds a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management and Leadership and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies, both from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.