First Nonprofit Operations and Families First Relief Package Update

March 18, 2020

First Nonprofit Operations and Families First Relief Package Update

As we continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19, we want to assure you that First Nonprofit (FNP) remains fully operational. Our team began working remotely yesterday and only a few of us will visit our office for limited periods of time for the near future.

There continues to be various new legislation pending that we are monitoring very closely. To clarify, the Families First Relief Package proposed by the House has not been passed the Senate. Therefore, the laws concerning eligibility at the state level still apply. Some states have altered eligibility but the vast majority have not. Please contact your unemployment claims administrator for more state specific eligibility information.

From what we have gathered from AUTO (Association of Unemployment Tax Organizations) and our chief lobbying group at UWC (Unemployment and Workers’ Compensation), the Senate did not feel it was enough support for the business community. In addition, UWC shared that we will need to be vocal as a group by advocating to our respective Congressional reps and Senators to treat all employers equally with respect to non-charging of benefits paid in lieu of the COVID-19 impact. The majority of the initial legislation does not apply to or provides very little support for the issues facing nonprofit, tribal and government entities and their employees as a result of the COVID-19. FNP is working with UWC and other nonprofit and public sector associations to encourage equal treatment for all employers with regard to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act or any revision to it that ultimately passes both Houses of Congress and is signed is by the President. We will keep you updated, including posting information on our website and service bulletins, as things evolve.

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WI Council of Religious & Independent Schools (WCRIS), Madison, WI

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.

Community Care Inc., Milwaukee, WI

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.

Gulfside Healthcare Services, New Port Richey, FL

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!

Advancing Academics, Turtle Creek, PA

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.

Chicago Children’s Theatre, Chicago, IL

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.

Daniel Kids, Jacksonville, FL

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Homes of Hope, Chicago, IL

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!

Women's Choice Network, Pittsburgh, PA