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Council announces keynote for 43rd Annual Convention: RISE!

A daughter of immigrants, Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch rose from the poverty of a Texas border town to become the highest ranking Hispanic woman in the Combat Support Field of the U.S. Army and then retired to focus on educating and empowering the next generation of leaders.

SWM budget amendments would strengthen human services workforce

Sens. DiDomenico and Lesser file amendments to study pay disparities and create loan repayment for qualified human services workers.

First look at Senate Ways & Means budget bill

The Senate Ways & Means Committee put forth its budget plan on May 10. The full chamber is scheduled to begin debate on May 22 after amendments are filed.

Draft opioid bill includes student loan repay program

The bill was reported out of the Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery with language to establish a repayment program using language from the Council's legislation.

Paper from TSNE examines wage equity

Using data collected over seven years, the paper analyzes wage and compensation trends and demographics in the region's nonprofit sector.

Caring Force honors Sen. DiDomenico, Rep. Farley-Bouvier

The Seventh Annual Caring Force State House Rally brought more than 500 people to Beacon Hill to urge support of Council's loan repayment and fair pay bills.

Providers’ Council seeking applicants for 9-week internships

Applications are available for the positions of Marketing Intern and Workforce Development Intern, available Summer 2018. Applications are due April 27, 2018.

Report: Nonprofit engagement can boost young voter turnout

Voter registration and turnout among hard-to-engage voters under age 30 increases when nonprofits are involved in voter engagement and get-out-the-vote initiatives, according to a new report from Nonprofit VOTE.

Convention workshop proposals now being accepted

The Providers' Council's 43rd Annual Convention & Expo will be held Thursday, September 20, 2018 in Boston. The event features 34 workshops on a diverse range of topics of interest to human services professionals of all levels.

Ready to rally with The Caring Force? Registration now open

The Seventh Annual Caring Force State House Rally and Lobby Day takes place Tuesday, April 10 at 10 a.m. in the Great Hall.

Legislators seek input on budget; hearings scheduled across Mass.

The Joint Ways & Means Committee has scheduled public hearings around the state to get input on the Fiscal 2019 state budget.

Council defends nonprofits in Globe letter

The Providers' Council was disappointed late last month to read a front-page Boston Globe article maligning the work done by nonprofits. The Globe claimed in a headline on the front page of its Sunday newspaper that "Theft at nonprofits 'shockingly common,'" an assertion that greatly disappointed us.

Nonprofit VOTE webinars will prepare nonprofits for big voting year

In preparation for a significant mid-term election year, Nonprofit VOTE will host a series of webinars to prepare nonprofit organizations to maximize nonpartisan voter registration and voter engagement efforts.

Happy New Year!

We're looking forward to working with you in 2018!

Save the date! Caring Force Rally is April 10

The Seventh Annual Caring Force Rally and State House Lobby Day happens in the middle of budget season.

Student Debt Working Group issues report, employer guide

The Student Debt Working Group brought together leaders from the business community, government, colleges and universities and nonprofits to share new ideas about how to help students and families struggling with loan repayment.

Council, members testify in support of fair pay

The proposed legislation would bring salaries paid to staff of human services provider organization in line with those paid to state workers doing similar jobs.

And the #BroadcastYourLove winner is ...

Convention attendees determined the winner of The Caring Force's Sixth Annual Broadcast Your Love of Human Services Contest.

Outstanding staff, partners honored with Awards of Excellence

The Providers' Council recognized 13 individuals and organizations that have made notable impacts in the Massachusetts human services sector during the last year.

Council’s convention draws 1,200 to celebrate diverse sector

The day featured remarks from Gov. Charlie Baker, EOHHS Sec. Marylou Sudders and a keynote speech from Steve Pemberton.

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