The Providers' Council was disappointed late last month to read a front-page Boston Globe article maligning the work done by nonprofits. The Globe claimed in a headline on the front page of its Sunday newspaper that "Theft at nonprofits 'shockingly common,'" an assertion that greatly disappointed us.
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The Massachusetts Nonprofit Network presented each with a Lifetime Achievement Award for their leadership.
Today, we're also thrilled to announce that Governor Charlie Baker will join us at the largest convening of human services professionals in the Northeast and address the more than 1,100 convention attendees during the day's lunch program.
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.
The Providers' Council and Human Service Forum will host a session exclusively for their members to meet staff from local colleges and universities, network with school officials, and learn about their internship opportunities and career placement services.
Joining other statewide associations on Tuesday, June 13, the Providers' Council testified at the State House before the Joint Committee on Revenue against four bills that seek to institute payments in lieu of taxes or create burdensome regulations for tax-exempt nonprofit organizations.
Here's a roundup of media coverage from the first week of the release of Who Will Care? The Workforce Crisis in Human Services.
Executives from nonprofit associations across Massachusetts share their thoughts.
The U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday filed a Notice of Appeal to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the district court judge's order blocking changes to the Overtime Final Rule. The court could grant a motion for an expedited hearing or a motion for a stay -- which would make the rule take effect -- but the appeal process could be lengthy. An article from the Society for Human Resource Management indicates that without an expedited hearing, briefs on the case likely wouldn't be filed before Inauguration Day on January 20, 2017.
Five member organizations were among the top 60 on the annual list of top women-led businesses in Massachusetts.
Employees, volunteers and supporters from state government, municipalities, the business community and the media were honored.
Social media is tricky territory. This roundtable will help you navigate to get the most out of it for your organization.
Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week will be marked Sept. 12-16 this year.
Shayna Seymour joins the all-star lineup of hosts and speakers taking part in the annual convention in October.
The Council sends its sincerest congratulations to Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison, who won the 78kg weight class at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio on Thursday afternoon. In doing so, Harrison -- who in 2012 became the first American ever to win Olympic gold in judo -- successfully defended her standing as the best women's judoka in the world. She won each of her matches by submission or pin in an amazing display of dominance.
Enter your human services- and Caring Force-themed selfies for a chance to win.
The Providers' Council and other human services associations sent a letter to the full Senate on Wednesday, June 8, opposing an amendment filed to the Senate zoning bill.
The 20 percent lifetime cap on Surplus Revenue Retention will be eliminated. Additionally, the 5 percent annual cap on Surplus Revenue Retention will be changed to a 20 percent cap per year.
The Senate began its budget debate on Tuesday, May 24.
The state Senate will release its FY '17 budget proposal on Tuesday, May 17.