Top 5 Reasons to Consider a PEO

Empowering Nonprofits: Mastering the PEO Partnership

This blog is part of our co-branded series "Collaborating for Impact" which brings together the expertise of Chazin & Company and partners serving nonprofits to equip organizations with even more valuable resources and insights.

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Top 5 Reasons to Consider a PEO 

Nonprofits strive to maximize their impact despite tight budgets and limited administrative support. Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) offer a strategic solution by streamlining administrative tasks, allowing nonprofits to focus on their core missions. Recognizing the value of partnering with a PEO is essential for nonprofits to enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness. PEOs simplify administrative processes, providing expert resources in HR, payroll, benefits administration, tax compliance, and regulatory adherence. Through aggregation and liability transfer, PEOs offer affordable rates and reduce legal risks, making them a strategic choice for nonprofits looking to optimize operations and stay mission-focused. Here are the top 5 reasons to consider a PEO. 

1. Economies of Scale: Lower Benefits Costs 

One of the advantages of using a PEO is the ability to lower benefits costs through economies of scale. PEOs negotiate health insurance and other employee benefits at lower rates by leveraging the collective bargaining power of multiple organizations. This is especially crucial for smaller nonprofits, which may struggle to secure affordable rates independently. By offering competitive and tailored benefits packages without financial strain, nonprofits can reallocate the savings toward enhancing their impact and reach.  

2. Legal Compliance: Mitigating Risks 

The legal landscape surrounding employment can be complex and ever-changing. A PEO brings specialized knowledge and keeps up to date with compliance requirements across federal and state levels, significantly reducing the risk of legal complications and financial penalties. This is particularly beneficial for nonprofits that operate with tight budgets and cannot afford costly legal missteps. Moreover, PEOs assist in developing and implementing legally compliant HR policies, ensuring your nonprofit operates within legal boundaries.  

3. Talent Management: Enhancing Recruitment and Retention 

Attracting and retaining top talent is crucial in a competitive job market. A PEO empowers nonprofits to offer high-quality benefits comparable to those provided by larger organizations, making them attractive employers. Benefits are a key factor in employee satisfaction and loyalty, and by providing superior options, nonprofits can foster a positive workplace culture that encourages long-term commitment and reduces turnover costs.  

4. Operational Efficiency: Reducing Costs and Enhancing Productivity 

Outsourcing some or most HR functions to a PEO can lead to significant reductions in operational costs. Outsourcing this function eliminates the need for a large in-house HR department, allowing your team to concentrate on mission-critical activities. This shift in focus can lead to improved productivity and effectiveness. Additionally, PEOs often bring advanced HR technology that would be cost-prohibitive for a nonprofit to acquire independently, further streamlining HR processes and improving data management.  

5. Strategic Growth: Supporting Expansion and Scalability 

As nonprofits grow, their HR demands escalate. A PEO efficiently manages these growing needs without necessitating a proportional increase in internal HR staff. Whether it’s expanding into new geographic areas or scaling up operations, a PEO provides the necessary flexibility and support. Beyond handling increased HR demands, PEOs offer strategic insights that help navigate the challenges of scaling up a nonprofit organization.   

Wrap Up  

Embracing a PEO can mark a pivotal shift for a nonprofit, moving from struggling to meet operational challenges to excelling in delivering on its mission. The benefits of partnering with a PEO—from cost savings and compliance to strategic growth and operational efficiency—are substantial. For nonprofits aiming to maximize their impact while maintaining a lean operation, a PEO partnership could be the key to unlocking their full potential. 

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BRG Advisory Group offers tailored insurance, payroll, and HR solutions to small and medium nonprofits, swiftly reigning in escalating health care workers' compensation costs within 60 days. They provide better benefits, options, and prices, helping nonprofits control expenses, streamline operations, and ensure compliance while focusing on growth.

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Chazin & Company

With over 19 years working exclusively with nonprofits, we pride ourselves in having a unique understanding of nonprofit accounting needs. We believe that nonprofits deserve personalized, quality service and should not settle for a one-size-fits-all approach. We collaborate with you to provide a fully virtual and customized solution that is not only cost-effective but also strengthens your accounting function. We offer a team of industry experts at your disposal to provide advice, leading technology, and to supplement existing staff to improve efficiency and compliance.

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