Meet the Staff: Megan Cauthorn

June 3, 2015

Meet the Staff: Megan Cauthorn

First Nonprofit Group (FNG) is excited to welcome Regional Sales Director Megan Cauthorn to our team! Working out of the Portland office, Megan will manage the State Unemployment Insurance (SUI) programs for the Western region, which includes Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, and Northern California.

Megan learned about the position through a friend and AmTrust representative who approached her and thought she would be an outstanding fit for the position. Bringing over 10 years of sales experience to our team, Megan’s background includes working directly with nonprofit organizations and focusing on their fundraising efforts. Her family owns a vineyard that hosts a yearly fundraiser supporting the Oregon Food Bank, and this year alone she increased contributions by over 200%!

Megan is most excited about excelling with First Nonprofit and assisting nonprofit organizations in her region save money on their state unemployment cost by offering clients more efficient and secure alternatives to covering their SUI taxes. She also mentioned that she is excited about the travel aspect of the job. “I love traveling, so this is a great position for me!” she noted.

If you are interested in receiving a free, no-obligation unemployment insurance quote for your nonprofit organization in the Western region, reach out to Megan directly at or by phone at (503) 403-3014. She will be happy to assist you in the process!

Megan is originally from the West coast, growing up in Portland, Oregon, and attending school at Washington State University where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Strategic Communications. Outside of the office, Megan enjoys the outdoors and loves to surf. The Oregon coast is her location of choice when it comes to riding waves, but she also takes a yearly trip to Oahu to enjoy the surfing and beautiful coast there in Hawaii!


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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!

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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!

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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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