May 5, 2015
First Nonprofit Group (FNG) is excited to be a supporting sponsor at the Milwaukee Independent Charter School Awards this Thursday! The event will take place at the Potawatomi Hotel in Milwaukee from 6 – 9 pm. First Nonprofit’s own Vice President of Member Services, Cecilia Piazza, and Business Developer, Elizabeth Medina, will be on site to answer any questions members of the Milwaukee charter school community may have about our services.
The Awards were created by the Milwaukee Charter School Advocates to honor high-performing teachers and high-achieving independent charter schools. Categories of awards include: Elementary School Teacher of the Year, High School Teacher of the Year, School of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and Advocate of the Year. For more information about this event, click here.
Over 1,700 nonprofits across the country, including several charter schools, rely on FNG to manage their unemployment insurance needs. New 2015 charter school members saved an average of $12,087, or 22%, on their state unemployment tax (SUTA) by enrolling into our unemployment programs. In 2013, the Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) partnered with us to provide unemployment solutions for their members:
For a list of all FNG partners, click here.
For Wisconsin-specific unemployment cost data and a FNG member savings sample, click here.
In addition to their money-saving purpose on behalf of nonprofit organizations like AHS, First Nonprofit’s Nonprofit Unemployment Fund streamlines the information we need to efficiently manage unemployment claims. Our relationship with NU Fund gave us access to such things as advice on planning for what’s ahead and how to analyze cost scenarios when unexpected events occurred. Both experiences were very helpful.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.