North Carolina nonprofits have an exciting conference coming up

August 26, 2014

North Carolina nonprofits have an exciting conference coming up

Nonprofit groups off all sizes in the Tar Heel State have valuable learning and networking opportunities coming up at the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits' next statewide conference. The 2014 Statewide Conference for North Carolina's Nonprofit Sector features three days of events to help charitable groups and other nonprofits create strong local connections and learn about many different avenues to become more effective in their missions. The event takes place at Sheraton Imperial Hotel at Research Triangle Park from Wednesday, Sept. 17 through Friday, Sept. 19.

First Nonprofit Group, which is partnered with the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits, will offer an informative exhibit as part of the event's marketplace, which will be open for one full day on Thursday, Sept. 18. The information from First Nonprofit Group will center around the choices that governmental agencies, tribal enterprises and charitable organizations can make to lessen the impact of state unemployment tax (SUTA) costs while still meeting the necessary obligations. Nonprofits can declare as reimbursing employers with the NC Department of Employment Security and directly compensate dollar-for-dollar any unemployment claims made by former employees. This approach can save a significant amount of money, but could also lead to increased liability. First Nonprofit Group offers solutions for businesses that combine lower costs with a high level of security, meeting obligations while freeing up funds for other uses at an organization.

The 2014 conference features a wide variety of events, from educational sessions about adaptive leadership, sustainability and legal updates to dedicated networking periods and the presentation of the 2014 Nonprofit Sector Stewardship Awards. Individual consulting events, exhibits from a variety of nonprofit assistance organizations and other opportunities will also be available. To learn more about the conference and to register, follow this link.

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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