First Nonprofit will attend NHPCO’s 29th Management and Leadership Conference

March 18, 2014

First Nonprofit will attend NHPCO’s 29th Management and Leadership Conference

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization will be holding its 29th Management and Leadership Conference March 27 – 29 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. The conference helps executive leadership and management develop skills and obtain the tools to provide the best end-of-life care.

The conference will feature discussions on changes in the regulations and policies within the health care industry that impact hospice palliative care. Management from all levels of hospice care will have the chance to identify innovative approaches that expand the continuum of care and increase access to services.

Improving operations by saving on UI costs
First Nonprofit Group will be located at booth 122 during the conference to help the leaders of nonprofit hospice organizations save considerably on their unemployment insurance costs by opting out of state unemployment tax (SUTA). While many nonprofit organizations are unaware of this cost-saving opportunity, savings have averaged $41,473 for new 2014 members.

To avoid SUTA costs, nonprofits can elect to become a reimbursing employer, at which point they are financially responsible for their own UI costs. However, the switch requires the guidance of professionals in the unemployment industry who understand annual budgets and funding, plus the procedures specific to each state.

First Nonprofit Group also offers a number of different programs and allows organizations the ability to change their program as their needs evolve. All of our methods for alternatively satisfying SUTA obligations meet rigorous legal/financial standards and maximize savings while eliminating the challenges and risks associated with self-reimbursing.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity to save money and direct the funds where you see fit, visit First Nonprofit Group at the NHPCO conference at booth 122 or request a free savings quote at


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CCSCT was approached by First NonProfit to discuss its Unemployment Savings Program and ways the program could significantly reduce the amount of unemployment taxes we were paying. At the time, our agency was paying approximately $80,000 per year. First NonProfit conducted an analysis to determine if making the switch would be in our best interest, and it clearly was based on our circumstances. The first year on the program, CCSCT saw a 70% reduction in its unemployment costs and each year, continues to experience further reductions as a result of having minimal claims. Some additional benefits of the program including having a fixed annual cost, an interest-baring reserve account, professional unemployment claims management and representation at all unemployment hearings. This has been one of the best decisions we have made.

Community Council of South Central Texas, Inc., Seguin, TX

We first started using First Nonprofit’s Unemployment Savings Program when we were a small startup nonprofit.  We didn’t have an HR department and needed expertise in the event that an unemployment claim was made.  We knew we were eligible to be a reimbursing employer, but weren’t sure how to navigate that process.  They made it easy to set things up, plan for, and then manage claims when they came at a very reasonable cost. The amount of time and stress they’ve saved us dealing with all this has been worth way more than the cost.  We’ve now grown to a large nonprofit and do have an HR department but have no plans to stop using their services.  I highly recommend them to every nonprofit I come into contact with!


Throughout our membership in the Unemployment Savings Program, First Nonprofit understood our demands, community dynamics, and the importance of seamless services; that allowed us to serve our constituents better.

Prevent Blindness America, Chicago, IL

Because INCS advocates for the operating conditions that allow charter public schools to provide high quality public education, partnering with First Nonprofit was an easy decision. First Nonprofit’s unemployment programs provide our member schools two operating elements crucial to their ability to provide high quality public education: savings and budget certainty. Capable, committed teachers are the key to student success. By participating in the unemployment insurance savings plan, charter public schools gain peace of mind and are able to invest more money in their teachers.

Illinois Network of Charter Schools, Chicago, IL

It has been our sincere pleasure to maintain a strong, vibrant business partnership with First Nonprofit. We greatly admire their strong industry knowledge, technical expertise, constant professionalism, knowledgeable and dedicated staff. They are always extremely responsive, personable and provide us with the necessary guidance and recommendations on a numerous variety of employment scenarios.

Thresholds, Chicago, IL

NYCON members who use First Nonprofit’s programs enjoy enduring savings and improved efficiency. Our association knows that success, because from the beginning, we achieved the same great benefits. Great savings, seamless technology, and responsive service. NYCON highly recommends First Nonprofit’s remarkable unemployment solutions.

New York Council of Nonprofits, Albany, NY

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

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!

Neurologic Music Therapy Services of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ