January 21, 2015
Isadora Richter hit the ground running at First Nonprofit by starting in October of 2014, our busiest time of the year. As the new Underwriting Assistant, Isadora primarily worked renewing contracts for First Nonprofit’s Bonded Service Program members. Her detailed and focused work habits were essential to assisting FNG’s Unemployment Insurance Department prepare comprehensive quotes by scrutinizing all the compulsory data that makes its programs successful.
While Isadora is enjoying her new position and making a huge contribution to the FNG Team, the insurance industry is not her first employment. She earned an English degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and formerly worked as a copywriter and proposal writer. While writing is currently not part of her concentrated daily work, Isadora continues to keep her writing hobby alive by writing fictional short stories and she’s even completed a novella!
The great ability to save nonprofit organizations money which can be directly applied to their nonprofit’s mission was one pleasant revelation that attracted Isadora to her employment with FNG. Once employed she discovered working with the talented, dedicated FNG staff was a joy. “I’ve never worked with such a tight-knit group of people,” she said, “it feels like such a great team!”
Isadora has had an opportunity to live in a variety of different states: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee, and loves to explore. But, for the last five years Illinois has been home and she loves the Windy City because of the many new places she’s discovered and with much more to see. When not out and about exploring the city, Isadora is either in the kitchen baking gourmet goodies – cookies and cupcakes are a specialty – or exploring fiction by creating stories via the written word.
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!