April 16, 2014
The Texas Association for Community Action Agencies (TACAA) is preparing for its 2014 conference in Corpus Christi, Texas, and the event is a great chance for community action agencies to learn more about improving management and leadership. The conference will be held May 7-9 at the Omni Corpus Christi Hotel. Early-bird registration is open now through April 15 and onsite registration continues through May 6.
The event will feature exhibits, prize drawings and a number of different workshops over the three-day period. First Nonprofit Group will be onsite to help community action agencies' attendees learn about cost-saving alternatives for satisfying their state unemployment insurance (UI) obligation. By opting out of state UI tax pools, community action agencies (and other 501c3 nonprofits) can save thousands of dollars on their UI costs each year. This year, new members in First Nonprofit Group's programs saved an average of $41,473!
Opting out takes assistance
Nonprofits have the ability to opt out of state UI tax pools and become reimbursing employers. Under this election, they owe only what is actually paid out by state unemployment agencies for claims filed by former employees. However, reimbursing can be risky without a membership in an unemployment program to protect the organization. Consulting an expert that understands individual state tax and UI laws, nonprofit budget constraints, and managing the risk of individual state tax and UI laws can help a nonprofit save money on its unemployment obligation while minimizing that risk.
Organizations that attend the TACAA conference can learn more about this cost-saving opportunity by visiting First Nonprofit's booth or contacting First Nonprofit Group directly.
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.