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Paris Jeffries, Martin and Zoll join Council Board of Directors

Providers' Council members elect new board members, officers at Annual Business Meeting in Worcester.

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.

It’s raining trainings this April to help grow your career

The April events calendar is bursting with professional development opportunities. There's something for everyone at your organization here.

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.

Join Council for new forum: Unleash the Power of the Human Services Ecosystem

The Council will host the luncheon forum following the Annual Business Meeting at the Beechwood Hotel on Wednesday, April 11. Alliance for Strong Families and Communities CEO Susan Dreyfus addresses the transformational potential of the human services ecosystem and its economic impact, and new data will take a deeper look into the makeup of the Massachusetts human services workforce.

New guidance, tools for complying with Equal Pay law

Will your organization be in compliance with the amended Massachusetts Equal Pay Act that goes into effect on July 1, 2018? The Attorney General's Office has online resources to help you figure it all out.

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.

HR Roundtable looks for ways to work together

Many organizations, especially those with residential and day habilitation programs, employ staff that also work at other agencies. This roundtable explored the challenges around shared staff and discussed ways to work together.

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 marks 20 years under Weekes’ leadership

Council President and CEO Michael Weekes recently marked a significant milestone of 20 years of leadership at the organization.

Take advantage of these free, members-only opportunities

The calendar includes two webinars and two in-person sessions being offered exclusively for Council members on trends affecting your organizations.

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.

Governor proposes $40.9B budget for FY ‘19

Spending plan would make a significant investment in Department of Mental Health; plus increases for Department of Children and Families and Department of Transitional Assistance.

Council welcomes Sec. Heffernan to annual ANF luncheon

The event offered human services executives the chance to meet the new ANF secretary and ask questions.

Effective crisis communication starts with a plan

Organizational crises require a timely response and consistent messaging.

Training helps make compliance, ethics an organizational strength

This training in compliance and ethics in the workplace is suited to supervisory and executive staff across the agency.

Free members-only webinars on finance, ACOs, transportation

These member-exclusive sessions are designed to help participants better understand the financial side of their organization and get an idea of how human services providers will be affected by the shift to the ACO health care model.

UFR filing extension available, but you have to apply

The state's Operational Services Division agreed to extend the filing deadline for organizations affected by the delayed posting of the POS Expenditure and Federal Funds Listing Reports for 2017.

Weekes, Wallace-Benjamin honored for nonprofit work

The Massachusetts Nonprofit Network presented each with a Lifetime Achievement Award for their leadership.

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