The Top 10 Reasons Nonprofits Choose First Nonprofit Group

May 6, 2014

The Top 10 Reasons Nonprofits Choose First Nonprofit Group

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1. You’ll save money!

If your nonprofit organization is paying the state unemployment tax (SUTA), you are most likely overpaying for unemployment insurance. 501(c)3 nonprofits and governmental employers joining our programs choose to be financially liable for only their own unemployment claims (called “reimbursing”)* and not pay via the tax method. By making the switch, our new 2014 members saved an average of $41,473!


2. We offer flexibility.

Nonprofit organizations change over time, as do their needs. First Nonprofit offers four program options: Bonded Service Program,Unemployment Savings Program, Excess Loss Insurance,and Surety Bonds. All of our alternatives to the tax method maximize savings and eliminate the challenges of reimbursing.


3. We’re ‘Excellent’!

All of our programs are insured by AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., rated “A” (Excellent)by A.M. Best., a credit rating organization dedicated to serving the insurance industry.


4. We’ve got experts.

As a member, you will have day-to-day assistance provided by professionals in unemployment issues and agency procedures specific to your state. Our experts save you valuable staff time and money by providing technical services,claims processing, and audit/report services.


5. It’s all about you.

All fees are based exclusively on your own unemployment experience and employment profile. There are no pooled losses or shared expenses found in State Tax or Trust programs.


6. You’ll improve your cash flow.

Employers paying the state unemployment tax make most of their payments into the tax system during the first and second quarters. First Nonprofit program members make four fixed equal payments over the course of the year.


7. We’ll handle all state paperwork.

To ensure a seamless transition into our programs, our staff will process all necessary paperwork to setup your reimbursing account at your state unemployment agency, including posting any required collateral.


8. You’ll be in good company.

Our programs are available nationwide and are endorsed and recognized by 29 national and state nonprofit associations. More than 1,600 nonprofit organizations across the country, representing all sectors of the nonprofit community, rely on us.


9. It’s easy!

Our application process is simple: To find out how much money you can save, request a free savings quote here.


10. There is no better time than now.

The national average unemployment tax cost per employee has increased by 79% since 2009! While some states have begun to rebuild their unemployment trust funds that were depleted during the recession, some states are still not collecting enough money in unemployment taxes even with the 79% cost increase.


* Already reimbursing? No problem. Our programs will minimize the risk associated with being a self-insured employer,provide a fixed annual cost and remove the uncertainty of your exposure.

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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

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

In addition to their money-saving purpose on behalf of nonprofit organizations like AHS, First Nonprofit’s Nonprofit Unemployment Fund streamlines the information we need to efficiently manage unemployment claims. Our relationship with NU Fund gave us access to such things as advice on planning for what’s ahead and how to analyze cost scenarios when unexpected events occurred. Both experiences were very helpful.

Asian Health Services, Oakland, CA

We have had a great experience with FNP. During Covid, when there was the chance that reimbursable nonprofits would have to pay 50% of the unemployment costs, FNP went to bat for us. We would receive weekly information on the Unemployment claim and how they were working to reduce the costs to reimbursable nonprofits. They have a great service also working with [our claims administrator] to make sure all the paperwork is completed correctly for any unemployment claim.

ACLA Libraries, Pittsburgh, PA

PORT Health Services has had a great experience with the Unemployment Savings Program offered through First Nonprofit. Throughout the years we have been involved in the program, we have increased our reserve account significantly through this program and find the reporting we receive both timely and useful. We look forward to our continued involvement with this program and our connection with First Nonprofit for many years to come.

PORT Health Services, Greenville, NC

Job One was spending a lot of money on unemployment. Our insurance broker, Mark Simcosky, recommended that we switch over to First Nonprofit. We did just that! This switch has been a huge savings for us! This switch saved us over $10,000 in the first year. Their customer service is Superior! Any time we have a question, we get a response very quickly. Any time we send them a report and they have a question; they call rather than just assuming. They were very responsive during COVID, even when they were in crisis mode their selves. They also were always there when we needed during COVID and very helpful! We would 1,000% recommend First Nonprofit to anybody that could benefit from it!

Job One, Independence, MO

My experience with FNP has always been positive. Every time I have had to contact them, I’m always put in contact with a friendly and knowledgeable person. If something is missing from our account, they reach out to us to request it. It’s nice to work with a company that makes sure our account is current. I would recommend them to any nonprofit looking to reduce their unemployment insurance costs.

Family Counseling Center, Gloversville, NY

We’ve saved tens of thousands of dollars PER YEAR by changing to become a reimbursing employer, freeing funds for much needed capital investment. FNP has been a valued partner in this process, providing assurance that we have stopgap coverage for extraordinary claims and keeping claims response painless and simple. It’s a huge Win/Win!

NC UM Camp & Retreat Center, Garner, NC