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Council attending upcoming Chapter 257 information sessions

The Providers' Council is attending all Chapter 257 information sessions that are being held across the Commonwealth.

Voters turn out in droves to have say on Super Tuesday

In addition to the presidential primary, three state House of Representative seats were also decided.

Committee removes right-of-first-refusal provision

The Joint Committee on Revenue Tuesday reported out a bill "in part" but removed a potentially damaging provision that would give cities and towns a right-of-first-refusal provision when a nonprofit seeks to sell property or change its use.

Council sends letter in opposition to Right of First Refusal provision

The Providers' Council joined other human services membership associations on Thursday, February 18 in sending a letter to the Joint Committee on Revenue in opposition to Section 27 of House Bill 3908, An act modernizing municipal finance and government.

Joint Committee on Ways & Means to hold Feb. 22 hearing

The Joint Committee on Ways & Means has scheduled an FY '17 budget hearing on Feb. 22 for EOHHS agencies.

Save the date for great Council events in April!

The Providers' Council will host its Annual Business Meeting, Forum on Workforce Projections 2020 and 5th Annual Caring Force Rally for Human Services in early April!

Council, coalition opposing right-of-first-refusal plan

A section of the Governor's Municipal Reform Bill would give first-refusal to cities and towns when a nonprofit wants to sell or convert property.

Register to vote by Wednesday, February 10!

The Massachusetts presidential primary is right around the corner on Wednesday, February 10, but you need to register to vote before you head to the polls on March 1!

Rate hearings next week for Family Stabilization, three others

The state will hear comments on proposed rate adjustments made in accordance with Chapter 257.

Start voter engagement now to ensure nonprofit votes count

NonprofitVOTE has compiled a trove of resources to assist organizations.

‘Health care costs are killing us’

The Council and members testify in support of a bill that would allow human service organizations to join the Group Insurance Commission.

IRS withdraws proposed Gift Substantiation regs

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.

The Caring Force awakens in 2016 with 20,000 members

After a successful Race to 20K for 2016, The Caring Force and Providers' Council have a full agenda for the coming months.

Council hosts forum with ANF, EOHHS secretaries

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

Council joins 200+ other nonprofits in opposing IRS regs

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: Webinar this Thursday

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

Engaging New Voters: Nonprofit VOTE releases new report

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.

Please donate today to Council members for Giving Tuesday!

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."

Council to host ANF forum with Secretary Lepore

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.

Happy Thanksgiving to our members and friends!

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.

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