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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.

Administration and Finance Forum features Sec. Heffernan

Sec. Michael Heffernan will discuss the state of the state budget and answer providers' questions about human services funding.

The Leadership Initiative is accepting applications

You can apply any time to take part in the Council's year-long mentoring program.

New trainings address employee retention, compliance and ethics

The Council's fall training schedule continues to grow with the addition of two workshops that address the important issues of how to keep employees and understanding compliance and ethics.

New! Resources, Tools Added to Members-Only Section

A resource list containing useful links on a range of topics has been added to the members-only section.

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.

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.

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