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About Us

First Nonprofit (FNP) provides state-compliant, individually insured, cost-saving options to satisfy State Unemployment Insurance (SUI) requirements for nonprofit, governmental, and tribal entities. We are, and have been, the nationwide leader in providing the greatest variety, most unique and enduring programs for managing state unemployment reimbursing risk for over two decades.


How FNP Programs Work

Nonprofit, governmental, and tribal entities can choose to cover their mandatory unemployment costs in one of two ways: paying the SUI tax or going through reimbursement financing (self-insurance). The latter option is a legal right available only to 501(c)(3) nonprofit, governmental, and tribal entities, allowing them to opt-out of paying SUI taxes and to reimburse their state unemployment agency dollar-for-dollar for unemployment claims paid to former employees.

However, though opting out of paying SUI taxes can save money in the short term, it exposes organizations to potential risks such as unexpected loss of funding or program closures that can lead to layoffs. The decision to change unemployment financing should be accompanied by a well-thought-out strategic plan on how to pay for future unemployment claims and limit claim liability.

That’s where we come in.

Major benefits to all First Nonprofit customers include vital security, greater efficiency and cost effectiveness. Our services are individually insured and we partner with third-party claims administrators who insure state compliance, accuracy of benefit charging, and complete satisfaction.

63

MILLION

dollars in Bonded Service Program experience credits from 2006-2021

95

PERCENT

customer retention rate

1.9

MILLION

dollars in recovered excess loss claims since 2010

29

PERCENT

average employer tax savings since 2015

Testimonials

Working with Marshal Whittey at First Nonprofit has been a great experience. He handles our request as a priority and goes above and beyond to resolve any issues we have in a timely manner. Marshall follows through to the end and ensures our needs are met. He has been a great resource for LSC and our “go to” for any tax questions we may have. With LSC transitioning several facilities into one federal tax identification number, First Nonprofit was able to assist and provide guidance with best practices resolving claims to each entity. Additionally First Nonprofit provided knowledge (information materials) and one on one training to HRS group with best practices to handle claims state adjudicated, fraudulent claims, and appeals. And processing information in the First Nonprofit [unemployment claims] system allows for timely information can be collected.

Lutheran Services Carolinas, Salisbury, NC

My experience with FNP has been wonderful. Unemployment in general is quite confusing and FNP has simplified the process for us. Everyone we have reached out to or worked with has been very helpful and follows up to be sure we understand the information. I am so happy we made the switch to FNP!

Stone Valley Community Charter School, Huntingdon, PA

First Nonprofit smoothed the unemployment perils for our organization during Covid. Without the ability to cap our UI exposure, we would not have been able to weather the storm. The program worked perfectly and we have come out of the pandemic ready to forge on. Thanks FNP!

Jewish Silicon Valley, Los Gatos, CA

My experience with the FNP has been fantastic. The idea of setting funds aside for the unemployment tax liability is a bedrock for nonprofit organizations like mine, namely ASHBA; what is even more advantageous is having the FNP as a custodian of those funds. 100% recommended!

American Saddlebred Horse & Breeders Association, Inc., Lexington, KY

I would like to comment on my experience with FNP….to date our District has saved $1,000’s of dollars by being enrolled in the First Nonprofit program. My only regret is that we did not know about this method of paying unemployment tax years ago….as I had figured about five years

ago, had we enrolled 15-20 years ago, we could have saved our small school district upwards of $500,000 in payments to IDES. Also we would have had a pretty hefty sum of money in our Reserve Account. Thankfully I attended a workshop hosted by First Nonprofit back in 2015 which got the ball rolling!

Beardstown Community Unit School District 15, Beardstown, IL

I have worked with the First Non-Profit Team for many years, and I appreciate the quick response and care that Cecilia and the team provides anytime I have questions. While there are other providers that may provide like services, First Nonprofit will always be my first choice! I appreciate you!

Innovative Services, Inc., Green Bay, WI

First Nonprofit has been easy to work with and makes the administrative process easier and smoother. We enjoy working with you.

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