Arizona: Call for Executive and Legislative Support

June 17, 2020

Arizona: Call for Executive and Legislative Support

As nonprofits face unprecedented financial challenges due to COVID-19, your action is needed in requesting the State of Arizona to waive the remaining 50% reimbursable unemployment charges after the 50% provided in the CARES Act. Contact Governor Ducey and your legislators via phone and email asking the following:


We are requesting a waiver from the State of Arizona’s requirement that reimbursing employers reimburse the State for unemployment charges when those charges are for COVID-19 related unemployment claims.


FIRST, please call and email your legislators asking for their support. It is crucial to let them know that many nonprofits will go bankrupt if the State of Arizona does not grant this waiver. Click here to find your legislators.


SECOND, contact Governor Ducey and key staff:


Governor Doug Ducey

Complete and submit this form


Department of Economic Security Director Michael Wisehart

Office of the Ombudsman Phone: 602-364-2860


THIRD, contact key committee members:


Senate Committee on Health and Human Services 


Senator Sylvia Allen

Phone: 602-926-5409


Senator Heather Carter

Phone: 602-926-5503


House Committee on Health and Human Services 


Representative Nancy Barto

Phone: 602-926-5766


Representative Jay Lawrence

Phone: 602-926-3095


House Committee on Federal Relations


Representative Mark Finchem
Phone: 602-926-3122


Representative Gail Griffin
Phone: 602-926-5895


Senate Committee on Appropriations 


Senator David Gowan

Phone: 602-926-5154


Senator Vince Leach

Phone: 602-926-3106


House Committee on Appropriations 


Representative Regina E. Cobb

Phone: 602-926-3126


Representative John Kavanagh

Phone: 602-926-5170


Senate Committee on Finance


Senator J.D. Mesnard

Phone: 602-926-4481


Senator David Livingston

Phone: 602-926-4178


House Committee on Ways and Means


Representative Ben Toma
Phone: 602-926-3298


Representative Shawnna Bolick
Phone: 602-926-3244

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CCSCT was approached by First NonProfit to discuss its Unemployment Savings Program and ways the program could significantly reduce the amount of unemployment taxes we were paying. At the time, our agency was paying approximately $80,000 per year. First NonProfit conducted an analysis to determine if making the switch would be in our best interest, and it clearly was based on our circumstances. The first year on the program, CCSCT saw a 70% reduction in its unemployment costs and each year, continues to experience further reductions as a result of having minimal claims. Some additional benefits of the program including having a fixed annual cost, an interest-baring reserve account, professional unemployment claims management and representation at all unemployment hearings. This has been one of the best decisions we have made.

Community Council of South Central Texas, Inc., Seguin, TX

We first started using First Nonprofit’s Unemployment Savings Program when we were a small startup nonprofit.  We didn’t have an HR department and needed expertise in the event that an unemployment claim was made.  We knew we were eligible to be a reimbursing employer, but weren’t sure how to navigate that process.  They made it easy to set things up, plan for, and then manage claims when they came at a very reasonable cost. The amount of time and stress they’ve saved us dealing with all this has been worth way more than the cost.  We’ve now grown to a large nonprofit and do have an HR department but have no plans to stop using their services.  I highly recommend them to every nonprofit I come into contact with!


Throughout our membership in the Unemployment Savings Program, First Nonprofit understood our demands, community dynamics, and the importance of seamless services; that allowed us to serve our constituents better.

Prevent Blindness America, Chicago, IL

Because INCS advocates for the operating conditions that allow charter public schools to provide high quality public education, partnering with First Nonprofit was an easy decision. First Nonprofit’s unemployment programs provide our member schools two operating elements crucial to their ability to provide high quality public education: savings and budget certainty. Capable, committed teachers are the key to student success. By participating in the unemployment insurance savings plan, charter public schools gain peace of mind and are able to invest more money in their teachers.

Illinois Network of Charter Schools, Chicago, IL

It has been our sincere pleasure to maintain a strong, vibrant business partnership with First Nonprofit. We greatly admire their strong industry knowledge, technical expertise, constant professionalism, knowledgeable and dedicated staff. They are always extremely responsive, personable and provide us with the necessary guidance and recommendations on a numerous variety of employment scenarios.

Thresholds, Chicago, IL

NYCON members who use First Nonprofit’s programs enjoy enduring savings and improved efficiency. Our association knows that success, because from the beginning, we achieved the same great benefits. Great savings, seamless technology, and responsive service. NYCON highly recommends First Nonprofit’s remarkable unemployment solutions.

New York Council of Nonprofits, Albany, NY

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.

Visually Impaired Preschool Services, Louisville, KY

Luckily for us, our interactions regarding any issues with staffing has been very minimal! I can say that all other interactions with regards to billing, 941 reporting, etc. have been extremely pleasant, accommodating and easy to work with. Kim Ghanayem is always prompt, professional and friendly. Thank you so much!

Neurologic Music Therapy Services of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ