January 21, 2015
Isadora Richter hit the ground running at First Nonprofit by starting in October of 2014, our busiest time of the year. As the new Underwriting Assistant, Isadora primarily worked renewing contracts for First Nonprofit’s Bonded Service Program members. Her detailed and focused work habits were essential to assisting FNG’s Unemployment Insurance Department prepare comprehensive quotes by scrutinizing all the compulsory data that makes its programs successful.
While Isadora is enjoying her new position and making a huge contribution to the FNG Team, the insurance industry is not her first employment. She earned an English degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and formerly worked as a copywriter and proposal writer. While writing is currently not part of her concentrated daily work, Isadora continues to keep her writing hobby alive by writing fictional short stories and she’s even completed a novella!
The great ability to save nonprofit organizations money which can be directly applied to their nonprofit’s mission was one pleasant revelation that attracted Isadora to her employment with FNG. Once employed she discovered working with the talented, dedicated FNG staff was a joy. “I’ve never worked with such a tight-knit group of people,” she said, “it feels like such a great team!”
Isadora has had an opportunity to live in a variety of different states: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee, and loves to explore. But, for the last five years Illinois has been home and she loves the Windy City because of the many new places she’s discovered and with much more to see. When not out and about exploring the city, Isadora is either in the kitchen baking gourmet goodies – cookies and cupcakes are a specialty – or exploring fiction by creating stories via the written word.
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!