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Recent ruling invalidates DOL OT change; comments sought

A federal ruled the Overtime Final Rule invalid, but nonprofits are encouraged to submit comments as to what changes should be implemented.

Upcoming 2017 voter registration deadlines

The Providers' Council encourages members and all nonprofits to actively participate in voter registration activities.

National Council releases survey on government grant reforms

A few years ago, the federal government adopted grants reforms designed in part to improve the way governments at all levels treat nonprofits that perform services on their behalf. Notably, the reforms, known as the OMB Uniform Guidance, provide that nonprofits are entitled to be reimbursed by state and local governments for some or all of their indirect costs when federal money is in the funding stream.

Nonprofit compensation report, searchable salary database available

The database and survey results are valuable tools that allow members to benchmark their salary and benefits.

Council, members testify in support of loan repayment bill

The loan repayment legislation - H.116 and S.42 - would help low-paid human services workers alleviate some of their student loan debt.

Senate Ways & Means releases FY ‘18 budget plan

Key EOHHS items are funded, and the proposal gives the Governor options with regard to a health care assessment.

State cuts rates for AFC; budget language would reverse move

The reduction to Adult Foster Care funding sets the rates back to pre-2007 levels.

House proposes $40.33B budget for FY ‘18

The House Ways & Means Committee presented a budget that invests in early education, addiction and recovery services and housing supports but also would assess fines on employers not offering health insurance.

Nonprofits across U.S. send letter supporting Johnson Amendment

In all, nearly 4,500 nonprofits, including 146 in Massachusetts, notified Congress that the Johnson Amendment should remain unchanged.

Council seeking solutions to ease burden of student debt

The Council is offering education, legislation and sharing tools and information to help the human service workforce with student debt.

Council asks U.S. delegation to oppose Johnson Amendment changes

The Providers' Council, in conjunction with nonprofits and associations across the U.S., is fighting to maintain nonpartisanship for tax-exempt agencies.

House, Senate schedule budget hearings across state

The Providers' Council encourages members to attend hearing when possible to advocate for funding in the FY '18 budget.

Council releases report on human services workforce crisis

Who Will Care: The Workforce Crisis in Human Services outlines challenges and solutions for community-based nonprofit providers.

Providers’ Council statement on immigration order

President and CEO Michael Weekes calls for order to be rescinded.

Providers’ Council files three bills this legislative session

The Council has put forward a Pro-Workforce Legislative Agenda for the 2017-18 session.

New fundraising compliance resource

Guide provides help understanding state and federal fundraising regulations.

Weekes, other leaders discuss nonprofit sector in 2017

Executives from nonprofit associations across Massachusetts share their thoughts.

Members reminded to update workplace wage posters

These posters are available free from the Attorney General's Office online or by mail.

Council hosts forum with EOHHS Secretary, providers

Sec. Marylou Sudders gives providers insight on what to look for in the coming year.

Administration announces $98M in mid-year budget cuts

The Baker Administration says lagging tax revenues prompted reductions to the FY '17 budget.

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