Our Team

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Our Team

Meet the people standing behind your mission


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 Directors


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

Joseph Leone

Senior Vice President of Finance
Support Concepts for Families

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Charles Stadler

Senior VP & Chief Operating Officer
Goodwill Industries of Southeastern
Wisconsin, Inc.

Danielle Clore

Executive Director
Kentucky Nonprofit Network

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Thomas Vanden Berk

Executive Director
Uhlich Children’s Advantage Network (UCAN)

Testimonials

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

We were introduced to First Nonprofit through another housing authority. In our analysis and comparison to what we were paying the State, our first year savings was $5,800 plus. We have been with them since the end of 2008 and I am glad we have been. I consider them an arm of our HR department.

Kankakee County Housing Authority, Kankakee, 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

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.

Hugh Parry, Retired President of Prevent Blindness America

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