February 25, 2015
Kimberly Dass joined First Nonprofit Group’s staff six years ago, bringing years of experience in both accounting and banking to our team. Kimberly, Director of Operations, oversees the accounting department for First Nonprofit’s unemployment insurance programs. Her work is vital to keeping the Unemployment Savings Program and the Bonded Service Program running smoothly and efficiently. Kimberly also manages client satisfaction and she truly succeeds at keeping clients happy.
Kimberly has seven years of banking experience as well as a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Chicago’s Northeastern Illinois University. She also made a brief appearance working in accounting for a fitness company before she heard about First Nonprofit’s position through word-of-mouth. “Dealing with numbers, the people, and being downtown in a fun environment are my favorite aspects of the job,” she says.
We asked Kim to tell share two frequently asked questions she receives from members and her responses:
“We are excited to announce that Unemployment Savings Program members will soon have access to this information online. In the meantime, call us at 800-526-4352, ext. 393048 for this information. We also have the ability to send a reserve balance reports to our members automatically on a quarterly or monthly basis via email. Contact us to sign-up to receive these reports.”
“Invoices are mailed at the beginning of each quarter and are due within 30 days. In the Unemployment Savings Program, members are in billed equal quarterly deposits throughout the calendar year. Deposits are underwritten at the beginning of each calendar year. To receive your invoices via email, sign-up for paperless billing by submitting this form.”
Outside of the office, Kimberly adores spending time with her 14 month year old son, Nikhil. Chicago born and raised, Kimberly and her husband recently moved out to the suburbs to have more space for their growing family, as she is expecting a baby girl this summer! As a family, they love going to the Exploratorium in Skokie that has seasonal exhibits for kids of all different ages—a hands-on learning experience for everyone.
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 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.
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.