News — Advocacy
The IRS is withdrawing a proposed change to Gift Substantiation regulations after overwhelming opposition from nonprofits across the country, including the Providers' Council, our members and partner in advocacy the National Council of Nonprofits.
After a successful Race to 20K for 2016, The Caring Force and Providers' Council have a full agenda for the coming months.
The Providers' Council on Tuesday, December 22 held a forum with the secretaries of the Executive Office of Administration and Finance and the Executive Office of Health and Human Services
The Providers' Council on Tuesday joined more than 200 other nonprofit organizations in calling on the Internal Revenue Service to withdraw a proposed regulation that would have charitable nonprofits collect and report donors’ Social Security numbers to the IRS.
Nonprofit VOTE will be hosting a Webinar this Thursday, December 10, to discuss the finding in their latest report Engaging New Voters: The Impact of Nonprofit Voter Outreach on Client and Community Turnout
Nonprofit VOTE released a new report earlier this week, Engaging New Voters: The Impact of Nonprofit Voter Outreach on Client and Community Turnout, studying how nonprofits and community based organizations affect voter engagement and turnout in often overlooked demographics.
Across the world, nonprofit organizations are participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. Globally, organizations raised $19 million in 2013 and nearly $46 million in 2014. As the #GivingTuesday website says: "We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back."
The Providers' Council will host an Administration & Finance Luncheon Forum on Tuesday, Dec. 22 featuring Administration & Finance Secretary Kristen Lepore and Health & Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders. The event is scheduled to take place at Suffolk University Law School from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
As Thanksgiving approaches, our thoughts of thanks and gratefulness turn to you, our members and partners, for all that you do throughout the year. We are thankful for the incredible individuals in the human services sector who provide essential care to one-in-ten Massachusetts residents and have made it their life's work to help others. On behalf of the entire Providers' Council staff, have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.
The Providers' Council on Monday, November 23 submitted testimony on Community Services Network rates to the Executive Office of Health and Human Services.
The Providers' Council joined the Association for Behavioral Healthcare and the Children's League to send a letter to the administration outlining our concerns with the Caring Together rate-setting process
Council members, along with Council President and CEO Michael Weekes, testified at the State House on loan repayment for direct care human service workers.
Under Executive Order #562, all existing Executive Branch regulations have been under review. In light of this, the Executive Office of Administration and Finance launched a website dedicated to Executive Order #562 where you can submit regulations for review, view public comments and more.
On November 3, local elections will take place across the Commonwealth and the country.
The Providers' Council on Wednesday, October 14 testified before an Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development Task Force that is exploring issues of unemployment and underemployment in the Commonwealth, particularly with those individuals who have barriers to employment.
Provider members of the Providers' Council, along with their staff, gave testimony on Senate Bill 680, An act to promote higher education among employees of human service provider organizations to the Joint Committee on Higher Education.
The Executive Office of Health and Human Services will hold five listening sessions across the Commonwealth in order to gain public input on the regulatory review process under Executive Order No. 562.
Tomorrow's the big day!
The Baker Administration is currently conducting several public hearings throughout the Commonwealth to discuss work development opportunities and initiatives for people of color, individuals with disabilities and others with traditionally high rates of unemployment.
The second full week in September marks Direct Service Professionals Recognition Week!