The Top 10 Reasons 501c3 Nonprofit, Governmental, and Tribal Entities Choose First Nonprofit

August 31, 2020

The Top 10 Reasons 501c3 Nonprofit, Governmental, and Tribal Entities Choose First Nonprofit



  1. You’ll Save Money!
    If your 501c3 nonprofit, governmental, or tribal entity is paying state
    unemployment insurance (SUI) taxes, you are most likely overpaying for
    unemployment insurance. By making the switch* to one of First Nonprofit’s
    unemployment programs, our new 2020 customers saved an average of 33%!
  2. We offer flexibility.
    Employers change over time, as do their needs. First Nonprofit offers program
    options: Bonded Service Program, Unemployment Savings Program, NU
    Fund. All of our alternatives to the tax method maximize savings and eliminate
    the challenges of reimbursing.
  3. We’re ‘Excellent’!
    All of our programs are insured by AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. insurers,
    rated “A-” (Excellent) Financial Size “V” for their financial strength, by
    A.M. Best, a credit rating organization dedicated to serving the insurance
  4. We’ve got experts.
    As a member, you’ll have day-to-day assistance from professionals trained in
    unemployment issues and state-specific agency procedures. This will save
    your staff valuable time and money on technical, claims processing, and
    audit/reporting services.
  5. It’s all about you.
    All fees are based exclusively on your organization’s unemployment
    experience and employment profile. There are no pooled losses or shared
    experiences like those found in SUI tax or trust programs.
  6. You’ll improve cash flow.
    Employers paying SUI tax make the largest contributions during first and
    second quarters. First Nonprofit program customers normally make four fixed
    equal payments over the course of the year.
  7. We’ll handle all state paperwork.
    To guarantee seamless transition into our state compliant programs,
    experienced staff will process all necessary paperwork to setup your reimbursing
    account with all applicable state unemployment agencies. This includes posting
    all required collateral at no additional cost!
  8. You’ll be in good company.
    Our nationwide programs are endorsed and recognized by over 30 national
    and state nonprofit associations. More than 2,100 nonprofit organizations
    across the country, representing all sectors of the nonprofit, governmental,
    and tribal communities, rely on us.
  9. It’s easy!
    Our application process is simple: To find out how much money you can save,
    request a free savings quote at
  10. There is no better time than now.
    According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employers pay an average of
    $1.22 in SUI taxes for every $1.00 paid out in unemployment insurance
    benefits. Opt-out of these over payments in 2020


*Already reimbursing (self-insured)? No problem! Our programs will minimize the risk associated with being a self-insured employer, provide a fixed annual cost and remove the uncertainty of your exposure.

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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.

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!

Beardstown Community Unit School District 15, Beardstown, IL

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!

Innovative Services, Inc., Green Bay, WI

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!

Neurologic Music Therapy Services of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ