The Top 10 Reasons 501c3 Nonprofit, Governmental, and Tribal Entities Choose First Nonprofit

August 31, 2020

The Top 10 Reasons 501c3 Nonprofit, Governmental, and Tribal Entities Choose First Nonprofit



  1. You’ll Save Money!
    If your 501c3 nonprofit, governmental, or tribal entity is paying state
    unemployment insurance (SUI) taxes, you are most likely overpaying for
    unemployment insurance. By making the switch* to one of First Nonprofit’s
    unemployment programs, our new 2020 customers saved an average of 33%!
  2. We offer flexibility.
    Employers change over time, as do their needs. First Nonprofit offers program
    options: Bonded Service Program, Unemployment Savings Program, NU
    Fund. All of our alternatives to the tax method maximize savings and eliminate
    the challenges of reimbursing.
  3. We’re ‘Excellent’!
    All of our programs are insured by AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. insurers,
    rated “A-” (Excellent) Financial Size “V” for their financial strength, by
    A.M. Best, a credit rating organization dedicated to serving the insurance
  4. We’ve got experts.
    As a member, you’ll have day-to-day assistance from professionals trained in
    unemployment issues and state-specific agency procedures. This will save
    your staff valuable time and money on technical, claims processing, and
    audit/reporting services.
  5. It’s all about you.
    All fees are based exclusively on your organization’s unemployment
    experience and employment profile. There are no pooled losses or shared
    experiences like those found in SUI tax or trust programs.
  6. You’ll improve cash flow.
    Employers paying SUI tax make the largest contributions during first and
    second quarters. First Nonprofit program customers normally make four fixed
    equal payments over the course of the year.
  7. We’ll handle all state paperwork.
    To guarantee seamless transition into our state compliant programs,
    experienced staff will process all necessary paperwork to setup your reimbursing
    account with all applicable state unemployment agencies. This includes posting
    all required collateral at no additional cost!
  8. You’ll be in good company.
    Our nationwide programs are endorsed and recognized by over 30 national
    and state nonprofit associations. More than 2,100 nonprofit organizations
    across the country, representing all sectors of the nonprofit, governmental,
    and tribal communities, rely on us.
  9. It’s easy!
    Our application process is simple: To find out how much money you can save,
    request a free savings quote at
  10. There is no better time than now.
    According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employers pay an average of
    $1.22 in SUI taxes for every $1.00 paid out in unemployment insurance
    benefits. Opt-out of these over payments in 2020


*Already reimbursing (self-insured)? No problem! Our programs will minimize the risk associated with being a self-insured employer, provide a fixed annual cost and remove the uncertainty of your exposure.

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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.

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

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.

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