Nonprofit organizations are the backbone of many communities across the country. The mission of a nonprofit is by definition the very heart and soul of what it does.
But as its very description makes clear, making (and managing) money is not the primary purpose of nonprofits. In most cases, small- and medium-sized nonprofits have far fewer resources than their for-profit counterparts.
According to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 70 percent of the country’s roughly registered nonprofits have fewer than 20 employees. And more than 56 percent have fewer than 10 workers, BLS research shows.
Most nonprofits wouldn’t survive without the time, energy and passion of their loyal volunteers. With often-thin operating margins and bare-bones budgets, hiring a human resources officer and other professional administrative support staff can be considered a luxury.
As one of the nation’s leading professional employer organizations (PEOs), Integrity Employee Leasing has had the privilege of serving a variety of organizations in countless industries, including nonprofits. The fact is, saving time and money means more to a nonprofit organization than most for-profits.
This is where Integrity Employee Leasing can help.
Why Should Nonprofit Organizations Choose a PEO?
Whether you’re the CEO, board chair, operations expert or other nonprofit employee or volunteer, any task that diverts your attention away from the core company mission is not the best use of your time and resources.
PEOs such as Integrity Employee Leasing offer countless services that will free up your team’s invaluable time to squarely focus on better accomplishing its mission. Important tasks such as:
- Payroll Administration
- Human Resources
- Workers’ Compensation
- Risk Management
- Insurance Products
- Safety Education and Training
PEO Solutions for Nonprofit Challenges
One of the biggest advantages for nonprofits to align with PEOs is group purchasing power. For nonprofits and other individual employers, the cost of group insurance benefits and retirement plans can be prohibitive.
The growing reliance on PEOs in mission-driven organizations is a trend welcomed by the Council of Nonprofits which in a 2019 article cited the three main HR challenges for smaller nonprofits and foundations as compliance, competition and capacity (the three Cs).
- Compliance with ever-changing statutes and regulations at the federal, state and local levels;
- Competition for talent, which requires offering attractive, affordable benefits to recruit and retain employees;
- Capacity to stay on top of the changing laws and all aspects of the relationships with vendors of numerous benefits.
The authors outline how the PEO “co-employment model” allows nonprofits and other PEO-aligned organizations to maintain control over hiring, firing and salary levels while outsourcing administrative tasks such as payroll and employee benefits.
Employment law experts concur. The Charity Law blog calls working with a PEO on the list of “Top 10 Smart Moves Great Nonprofit CEOs Make.” Its conclusion: “Great nonprofit CEOS know that outsourcing high-risk functions reduces risk and helps the organization focus on its mission.”
Take The Next Step and Partner With Integrity Employee Leasing
Integrity Employee Leasing is committed to partnering on the heavy administrative lifting of nonprofit management and operations, allowing you to better focus your time and energy on making a difference in your community.
Contact our team today for a free consultation and find out how we can put our expertise to work for you.