August 25, 2015
Linda Kirk, Administrative Assistant, has been an integral member of the First Nonprofit Group team for over 17 years. While the company has developed and its course has shifted over the years, Linda has always been a key member of the unemployment insurance department. Her dedication and resourcefulness has made Linda an expert at helping nonprofits around the country save significantly on their State Unemployment Insurance (SUI) costs.
When she was first hired, Linda assumed the responsibility of a variety of different tasks, from accounting and state agency coordination, to managing client records for the Unemployment Savings Program. When the Bonded Service Program was introduced, Linda became a vital component of all new member onboarding. Plus, when a nonprofit organization joins one of our money saving programs (whether the Bonded Service Program or the Unemployment Savings Program), the new member must change their unemployment tax status with their respective state agency. Linda successfully manages and accomplishes this conversion and accompanying paperwork before the state deadline to ensure that new clients are able to benefit from our programs as soon as possible. With Linda’s expertise our nonprofit clients are able to save as much money possible on their SUI costs, which can be better applied towards furthering their missions.
When asked about the favorite part of her job, Linda’s response was simple: “Everything!” Her daily tasks helping mission-driven nonprofits and working closely with her colleagues on the First Nonprofit team makes her job enjoyable, very important and worthwhile.
Outside of the office, Linda loves relaxing and enjoying the gorgeous container garden in her backyard on the west side of Chicago. Reading in her gazebo and maintaining that garden is how she relaxes the most throughout beautiful city summers.
First Nonprofit has saved us so much money over the state’s program. We had one little glitch with the state recently and we contacted FNP immediately. FNP staff called us back immediately and moved to remedy the problem.
First Nonprofit has been a great partner. They have helped us saved hundreds of thousands of dollars! They have awesome resources for our nonprofit organization. Thanks for the partnership.
Life is certainly busy these days but having business partners like First Nonprofit has made some of the process hassle free. We have worked with this team for years. When we changed payroll systems, they outlined every step. I think this team is terrific and I know they get the job done! Thank you, Cruz, to all the team at FNP.
FNP has helped our agency to save thousands of dollars every year on our unemployment coverage. The service is phenomenal, and we are thankful to their team as our partner. My experience working with Marshall on the advocacy around UE for nonprofits was also a highlight as someone who teaches advocacy and lobbying for nonprofits. Really, your whole team is top shelf, so thank YOU!
Chicago Children’s Theatre has greatly benefited from our partnership with First Nonprofit, and I have always enjoyed working with the staff on our filings and any complicated questions. I would not hesitate to recommend First Nonprofit to fellow nonprofits. We’re very happy customers.
FNP is a great resource for Daniel Kids. To have a TPA that we can count on to take point on not only managing our unemployment claims, but to support and guide any protest hearing, is invaluable. All the professional support staff we have worked with have been excellent, very knowledgeable and responsive. We are grateful for the help and support, thank you.
When I first began in my position at my organization, I hadn’t had experience working with a company like FNP. The staff was so patient and helpful in helping to explain the benefits of First Nonprofit. Anytime I reach out with a question I receive a quick, clear, and thorough response. I’m so thankful that we decided to partner with FNP. Their excellence in customer service, coupled with their variety of packages frees us up to truly serve our staff and community with a peace of mind knowing that our organization is protected against unanticipated unemployment insurance expenses.
First Nonprofit gets an A+ in my book. You are so easy to work with & very knowledgeable! Whether it is my quarterly correspondence with Kim or my random interactions with Dawn about a bond … I am so pleased that I get to work with such a helpful company. Thank you!