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Fast Unemployment Cost Fact for North Dakota

ND Fact Sheet

What do state unemployment tax (SUTA) costs, claims costs and wage base amounts mean to your organization?

These factors could mean less money for your cause.

First Nonprofit Group provides state compliant, individually insured, cost-saving options to satisfy SUTA requirements for nonprofit, governmental and tribal entities. Click here or call 312-239-8385 to request a free, no-obligation cost savings evaluation. Evaluations include a 2018 rate projection!

A Unique Savings Opportunity for Public Schools and Municipalities

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If your organization is paying the state unemployment tax (SUTA), you are most likely overpaying for unemployment insurance. 501(c)3 nonprofit, government and tribal employers joining First Nonprofit programs choose to be financially liable for only their own unemployment claims (called “reimbursing”) and not pay via the tax method. By making the switch, our new 2017 members saved an average 31%! Here are a few savings samples from some of our public school and municipality clients.

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To find out how much money your organization can save click here or call Regional Sales Director, Katie Simmons at (860) 571-3189 to request a free, no-obligation savings quote!

Twitter for Nonprofits

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Twitter, when used properly, can be a powerful tool for nonprofit organizations. Its platform is based in conversation and connection, allowing organizations to foster meaningful and unique relationships with their donors. Here are few tips to effectively use Twitter for your nonprofit.

Tweet on the weekends.

Many organizations in the nonprofit sector aren’t active on twitter on the weekends so the easiest way to uniquely stand out is by tweeting on the weekends. Scheduling tools like Buffer, Hootsuite, and TweetDeck make tweeting on the weekend’s simple. It’s advised to send at least one tweet on Saturday and Sunday.

Include links and multi-media in your tweets.

Tweets with links not only start a conversation but are said to have an 86% higher retweet rate. Including multi-media content like images and video also increases chances for engagement. More shares and retweets means there’s more eyes on specific content.

Retweet!

Retweeting other content related to your mission or organization is a good strategy to add stimulating conversation while actively engaging with donors and those in the nonprofit sector.

Create custom images.

For statistics and data, it’s helpful to create infographics to increase meaningful sharing. Also, to be fittingly recognized remember to include your organization’s logo.

Use hashtags sparingly.

Though it is helpful to use hashtags when tweeting, don’t overdo it. Overuse of hashtags can affect the retweet rate and make the effort appear as unwanted “spam”.

Consider these best practices when using Twitter as an effective and strategic communication tool. When done well and consistently, the chances of increasing organizational visibility on social media increases exponentially.

We hope these tips help increase your success!

Fast Unemployment Cost Facts for Kentucky

KY Fact Sheet

What do state unemployment tax (SUTA) costs, claims costs and wage base amounts mean to your organization?

These factors could mean less money for your cause.

First Nonprofit Group provides state compliant, individually insured, cost-saving options to satisfy SUTA requirements for nonprofit, governmental and tribal entities. Click here  or call (312) 239-8385 to request a free, no-obligation cost savings evaluation. Evaluations include a 2018 rate projection!

Member Spotlight: Blue Water Developmental Housing

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We are pleased to spotlight First Nonprofit Unemployment Savings Program member, Blue Water Developmental Housing (BWDH)! BWDH provides a variety of housing and support services through CARF*-accredited residential and community based programs in Marysville, Michigan for people with special needs and those involved in their lives.

Since its founding in 1976, BWDH has empowered, educated and supported individuals with disabilities through a variety of services, including their Residential Program. The Program offers community living in family-like settings of its ten group homes in two counties and 16 supportive living arrangements. The homes administer an array of social, medical and health services to over 200 individuals. Staff also assist individuals with Skill Training in order for them to develop the tools necessary to live as independently as possible.

Through the Enriching Community Life Program, para-professional staff provide community-based support that is designed by the individual using a person-centered planning process. Individuals have the opportunity to choose from a variety of curriculum based skill sessions. Each session provides “real life” experiences to increase individual skills such as problem-solving techniques and to establish connections in the community.

Success with First Nonprofit Group

Michigan 501c3 nonprofit organizations paying state unemployment taxes (SUTA) paid $1.63 in SUTA to the Unemployment Insurance Agency for every $1.00 paid in unemployment benefits to their former employees in 2016. This $0.63 difference is never returned to employers. Additionally, the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency has the highest claim over payment rate in the country – 33.333%! Over $250 million in claim overpayments were made in FY 2016 alone.

In 2013, First Nonprofit Group estimated a 2014 SUTA cost of $47,265 for Blue Water Developmental Housing. As a member of our Unemployment Savings Program BWDH would only pay $27,659 that same year. By enrolling, BWDH had an immediate cash savings of $19,606 in 2014 and has saved over $179,451 through 2017 with First Nonprofit. That’s over a 60% savings!

 

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In addition to saving on SUTA, BWDH has also saved valuable staff time and money through the services provided their assigned unemployment claims administrator. BWDH staff is assisted throughout the entire unemployment claims process, including protesting of unwarranted claims, hearing preparation and trainings. Benefit charge auditing is also included, eliminating the high cost of overpayments.

We look forward to many more years of success with Blue Water Developmental Housing! For more information on their services, please visit their website: http://www.bwdh.org/.

Fast Unemployment Cost Facts for Ohio

OH Fact sheet

What do state unemployment tax (SUTA) costs, claims costs and wage base amounts mean to your organization?

These factors could mean less money for your cause.

First Nonprofit  Group provides state compliant, individually insured, cost-saving options to satisfy SUTA requirements for nonprofit, governmental and tribal entities. Click here or call (312) 239-8385 to request a free, no-obligation cost saving evaluation. Evaluations include a 2018 rate projection!

Fast Unemployment Cost Facts for North Carolina

NC Fact Sheet

What do state unemployment tax (SUTA) costs, claims costs and wage base amounts mean to your organization?

These factors could mean less money for your cause.

First Nonprofit Group provides state compliant, individually insured, cost-saving options to satisfy SUTA requirements for nonprofit, governmental and tribal entities. Click here or call (312) 239-8394 to request a free, no-obligation cost savings evaluation. Evaluations include a 2018 rate projection.

Meet the Staff: Edgardo Jimenez

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First Nonprofit is pleased to disclose the new addition of Edgardo Jimenez to our professional services team! Edgardo will be working as an Administration & Service Clerk where he will be collecting, defining and dispensing critical data, distributing important mailings and accumulating, organizing and memorializing the multiple documents FNG must track for compliance. He previously worked for the City of Chicago in the City Clerk Office, the Finance Department and in Procurement Services where he honed his skills for the many duties he now has at FNG.

Edgardo graduated from both David Farragut High School and from the National Latino Education Institute for Phlebotomy. Since joining FNG in May, Ed says; “Every day I learn something new at First Nonprofit! My co-workers have created a very positive work environment which allows me to feel like an important part of a really good team.”

Edgardo is a native of Mexico City, Mexico and has lived in Chicago since he was 14 years old. He enjoys visiting Chicago’s beautiful beaches, going to the gym, playing soccer and watching short films. Ed is also a pet lover! “I have 10 Fischer Lovebirds. They are beautiful. My mom goes crazy because they make a lot of noise.”

Join us in welcoming Edgardo to FNG!

Meet the Staff: Angie Cruz

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We would like to announce the addition of Angie Cruz to the First Nonprofit team! Angie comes to us with previous experience in accounting and the nonprofit sector, having performed accounting duties in accounts payable, accounts receivable and audit requests for The Resurrection Project and the San Jose Obrero Mission. In 2010, she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago with concentrations in English and Spanish. At FNG, Angie is responsible for processing accounts payable and wages on all of our Bonded Service program accounts.

 Of her new position at FNG, Angie says “I enjoy my position at First Nonprofit. Having worked in the nonprofit sector, I appreciate the work that FNG does to help organizations take advantage of the opportunity to save money, help with cash flow, and provide other supportive services. Also, my colleagues are very knowledgeable, cooperative and welcoming which is a big part of my enjoying coming to work every day”.

Born in Guanajuato, Mexico, Angie has called Chicago home since the age of 6. She enjoys visiting Ping Tom Memorial Park in the city’s Chinatown neighborhood and is an avid runner. “I ran the Chicago Marathon in 2014 which passes through 29 Chicago neighborhoods, plus I have been running a half-marathon every year since.”

We are proud to welcome Angie Cruz to First Nonprofit Group and ask you join us in welcoming her to our professional team!

Fast Unemployment Cost Facts for Nevada

NV Fact Sheet

What do state unemployment tax (SUTA) costs, claims costs and wage base amounts mean to your organization?

These factors could mean less money for your cause.

First Nonprofit Group provides state compliant, individually insured, cost-saving options to satisfy SUTA requirements for nonprofit, governmental and tribal entities. Click here or call (214) 360-2477 to request a free, no-obligation cost savings evaluation. Evaluations include a 2018 rate projection!

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