October 16, 2013
First Nonprofit Group announced the addition of the Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits and the Illinois Network of Charter Schools to its growing number of partners and associations endorsing its programs. Both of these organizations seek to help the nonprofits in their respective states grow and succeed through collaborations that finds practical solutions to common problems.
About Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits
ANN is an association for nonprofit groups from Nevada that began meeting in 2007 as a small consortium and received its nonprofit tax-exempt status in 2009. Affiliated with the National Council of Nonprofits, ANN is informed about critical issues impacting nonprofits and helps connect Nevada organizations with NPOs around the county. ANN's mission is to "strengthen communities by increasing the influence and capacity of Nevada's nonprofit sector."
ANN also shares updates and briefs from the National Council and provides early access to research, reports and policy briefings about legislative issues that have an impact on Nevada's nonprofits. During its formation, ANN identified a number of benefits for Nevada nonprofits, including the joint purchasing power of commodities, such as unemployment insurance.
"The Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits (ANN) has been watching how First Nonprofit Group has served nonprofits through other state associations of nonprofits for a while now. We realize that the savings that First Nonprofit brings to nonprofits is huge and one benefit ANN has been wanting to bring to our members state-wide," said Phil Johncock, executive director for ANN. "So, when we had the first opportunity to partner with First Nonprofit, we took it. Not only will our current members benefit but we feel that savings will attract new ANN members."
About Illinois Network of Charter Schools
INCS is devoted to strengthening the charter school community in Illinois. The state currently has 134 charter schools that serve more than 55,000 children. INCS is the voice of charter schools and advocates policies in Illinois school districts will help charter schools flourish.
INCS also provides guidance and services to existing charter schools, along with access to experts, to help charter schools solve problems and achieve goals.
Through its 30 state and national partnerships, First Nonprofit Group has helped more than 1,600 nonprofit organization across the country save upwards of $70 million in unemployment taxes. ANN and INCS will save up to 60 percent on their unemployment insurance costs now that they are partnered with First Nonprofit.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
First Nonprofit has been easy to work with and makes the administrative process easier and smoother. We enjoy working with you.
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!