June 26, 2014
First Nonprofit Group will hit the road in this summer to exhibit our state unemployment tax (SUTA) alternatives. Charitable organizations interested in avoiding the negatives of contributing to SUTA funds and having greater control of money used for paying jobless claims will be able to learn more about our programs.
The first conference we'll visit is the Foster Family-Based Treatment Association's 28th annual conference on foster care, which will be hosted from July 20-23 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, at Walt Disney World's Coronado Springs Resort. FFTA supports and strengthens agencies focused on providing high-quality care for children who need a stable and positive environment to develop and grow. Since 1988, the organization has worked to define and refine the methods and practices used for treatment foster care, as well as foster community support, and locate resources for fostering groups. The theme of this year's conference, where more than 20 organizations involved in foster care and nonprofit administration will be exhibiting, is "overcoming barriers to permanency and well-being." To learn more about conference workshops, exhibitors and events, visit FFTA's website.
Only a few short weeks after going to southern Florida, First Nonprofit Group will head to Duluth, the biggest city in northern Minnesota, for the annual Minnesota Community Action Partnership conference. MinnCAP's event will be held from August 6-8 at the Duluth Entertainment and Conference Center and feature sessions on a wide variety of nonprofit topics. These range from next-generation governance to applying weatherization to healthy homes programs. The overall theme of the conference will celebrate the 50-year anniversary of the signing of the Economic Opportunity Act, a major event in the ongoing War on Poverty. To learn more about the event, visit MinnCAP's website.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!