Arizona nonprofits have a great opportunity to save money, become more efficient

July 22, 2014

Arizona nonprofits have a great opportunity to save money, become more efficient

Nonprofits in the Copper State have a unique opportunity to attend a vendor fair featuring products and services geared toward the unique needs of charitable groups without having to leave the office. The virtual vendor fair, organized by the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, provides convenient resources for organizations that want to explore the many different options for improving organizational efficiency and saving money. Programs and services being showcased at the fair range from streamlining telecommunications to improving risk management and finding safe, less-expensive alternatives to paying state unemployment taxes (SUTA). All members of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits are encouraged to participate.

The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, an organization founded to champion the common interests of the more than 20,000 charitable organizations located in the state, is in its tenth year of operation. The group distinguishes itself as an "alliance" and not simply an "organization" or "association" because it focuses on taking action to improve the conditions for nonprofits in Arizona in a number of different ways. Along with the networking and training opportunities presented by joining the Alliance, it also coalesces the power of individual members into creating group discounts for products and services used by nonprofits, as well as advocating for group members in both the state legislature and the general public. To learn more about the Alliance and to join, follow this link.

What to look for at the fair
First Nonprofit Group is currently hosting an online booth at the fair to exhibit their range of alternate solutions for dealing with SUTA obligations. These offerings, such as Excess Loss Insurance and Unemployment Savings Programs, allow nonprofits to avoid the sharing and pooling that is integral to SUTA. Instead, organizations can elect to become reimbursing employers and directly compensate any jobless claims on a dollar-for-dollar basis. First Nonprofit Group's options allow charitable groups to maintain confidence that they can deal with potential spikes in claims while having much more control over their funds. Arizona nonprofits that signed up to use First Nonprofit Group's services in 2014 have realized an average savings on SUTA obligations of 37 percent.

Beyond First Nonprofit Group's offering, approximately 20 other organizations will be participating as well. Additionally, a scavenger hunt sponsored by First Nonprofit Group and four other participants is part of the event, with prizes ranging from a Kindle Fire TV to Target and Amazon gift cards. To learn more, visit the fair's entry page here.

For information on how your organization can cost-effectively meet its unemployment insurance needs, contact First Nonprofit Group at or visit


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