N.C. nonprofits invited to attend free UI savings webinar on May 1

April 14, 2014

N.C. nonprofits invited to attend free UI savings webinar on May 1

Nonprofits will have a great opportunity to learn about saving money on their state unemployment insurance (SUI). Best of all, the information will be given free of charge and can be accessed from the comfort of any office. First Nonprofit Group and the the N.C. Center for Nonprofits are jointly sponsoring an educational event on how organizations in North Carolina can save on their state UI costs.

First Nonprofit has 30 years of experience helping 501(c)(3) and governmental organizations save money by becoming reimbursing employers. As a reimbursing employer, nonprofits owe state unemployment agencies only the amount that is actually paid out to former employees following UI claims. Opting out of state tax pools allows nonprofits to avoid the variable costs, overpayments and socialized costs that are built into SUI programs.

SUI costs have been increasing throughout the country since the Great Recession and the cost per employee in North Carolina has increased $146 – 42 percent – since 2010. The webinar will provide valuable, state-specific information for North Carolina nonprofits that are considering opting out of state tax pools, including information on the changes to unemployment benefits and tax rates. All attendees will receive a copy of First Nonprofit Group's "Fundraising: A partnership between Board and Staff," booklet at no cost.

First Nonprofit Group can help North Carolina organizations save money with minimal risk
While the majority of nonprofits can save substantially on their UI costs by electing to become reimbursing employers, the election does come with some risks. Simply becoming a reimbursing employer does not provide any protection against sudden unemployment claims filed against an employer. Without the backing of a SUI trust fund to cover the costs, a nonprofit can be forced to cut programs to pay these claims, putting the organization at risk for even greater unemployment.

First Nonprofit Group offers organizations membership in different UI programs that allow them the cost saving benefits of becoming a reimbursing employer with much less risk. The free webinar will be held on May 1 from 11 a.m. – noon EST. To register, nonprofits can complete the following form and fax it to (312) 239 – 6368. For more information, call (800) 526-4532, ext. 398398. First Nonprofit Group Program members in North Carolina have already saved a total of more than $5.9 million since 2004.

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