First Nonprofit to attend TACAA annual conference

April 16, 2014

First Nonprofit to attend TACAA annual conference

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.

For information on how your organization can cost-effectively meet its unemployment insurance needs, contact First Nonprofit Group at or visit


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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.

Lutheran Services Carolinas, Salisbury, NC

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!

Stone Valley Community Charter School, Huntingdon, PA

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!

Jewish Silicon Valley, Los Gatos, CA

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!

American Saddlebred Horse & Breeders Association, Inc., Lexington, KY

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!

Beardstown Community Unit School District 15, Beardstown, IL

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!

Innovative Services, Inc., Green Bay, WI

First Nonprofit has been easy to work with and makes the administrative process easier and smoother. We enjoy working with you.

Visually Impaired Preschool Services, Louisville, KY

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!

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