Contact your Capitol Representative at Congress TODAY!

March 25, 2020

Contact your Capitol Representative at Congress TODAY!

Congress is moving to pass sweeping legislation aimed at addressing unemployment compensation for those affected by COVID-19.  This bill will hold harmless the cost of these COVID-19 unemployment claims to all for-profit and tax rated employers but leaves the thousands of nonprofit, government and tribal employers who elected to reimburse their claims directly to the State with an enormous price tag.  The result of this disparity in financial support for the payment of these claims that are resulting entirely from the COVID-19 pandemic is severe financial distress and possible closure of significant and valued nonprofits across the country when they are the most needed and serving our communities during this national disaster.  Tell Congress, and also get the message to your State leadership, that it is vital to treat ALL employers equally with regard to these pandemic claims by providing 100% subsidy of these payments and not to discriminate against these mission based employers because they elected a special financing option specifically designed for them by the Federal Government.

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My name is ____ from ____ and I am (writing/calling) to ensure ALL employers are treated equally with regard to COVID-19 unemployment claims by providing 100% subsidy of these payments and not to discriminate against mission based nonprofit, government and tribal employers because they elected a special financing option specifically designed for them by the Federal Government.


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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.

Ensight Skills Center, Inc, Fort Collins, CO

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.

Visually Impaired Preschool Services, Louisville, KY

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

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 are impressed with the accuracy of their employment decisions, integrity of their employees and efficiency of their claim handling. We greatly respect and value the consistent, impressive cost savings from the utilization of their outstanding services.


Thresholds, Chicago, 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, Chicago, IL

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.

Prevent Blindness America, Chicago, IL