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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.

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.

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