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First Nonprofit was created to help nonprofit, governmental, and tribal entities better manage their mandatory unemployment expenses, allowing them to channel more funds into the causes they champion and the populations they serve.

Our team is comprised of individuals proud to contribute to the fulfillment of their clients’ missions by serving as strategic partners in their liability planning.

 

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First Nonprofit Unemployment Savings Program Board of Supervisors


Our board is comprised of veterans intent on helping your organization achieve its goals.

Hugh Parry

President & CEO, Retired
Prevent Blindness

Don Carlson

Chief Financial Officer, Retired
Vocational Guidance Services

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Joseph Geiger

President & Chief Executive Officer
First Nonprofit Foundation

Doug Sauer

Chief Executive Officer
New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON)

Richard Haglund

Chief Operating Officer
Illinois Network of Charter Schools

Denise Harlow

Chief Executive Officer
National Community Action Partnership

Joseph Leone

Senior Vice President of Finance
Support Concepts for Families

Danielle Clore

Executive Director
Kentucky Nonprofit Network

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Thomas Vanden Berk

Executive Director
Uhlich Children’s Advantage Network (UCAN)

Testimonials

The Ensight Skills Center has enjoyed working with First Nonprofit for several years. We are enrolled in their Unemployment Savings Program and although we have not required a lot of intervention, there have been a few times. I know others have dealt with the same problem of unemployment fraud over the last year and in our case, a call to First Nonprofit (they actually answer their phones) cleared up the issue. They also sent us a letter to send to all our employees telling them what they needed to do to prevent this in the future and protect themselves. What a relief! Over the years if I have questions or concerns, they are happy to listen, advise and help if they can. Another BIG advantage of using First Nonprofit is that all the money that is paid into the Unemployment Savings Program lives on my balance sheet as an asset. The money continues to be Ensight’s not the governments. First Nonprofit has certainly given me peace of mind.

Ensight Skills Center, Inc, Fort Collins, CO

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

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

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. We are impressed with the accuracy of their employment decisions, integrity of their employees and efficiency of their claim handling. We greatly respect and value the consistent, impressive cost savings from the utilization of their outstanding services.

 

Thresholds, 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

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

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