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Council expands knowledge, capacity for nonprofits

Contact: Bill Yelenak
Email: byelenak@providers.org
Phone: 617-428-3637 x122 (office) | 860-919-0369 (cell)

BOSTON – The Providers’ Council, the Massachusetts member of the National Council of Nonprofits, announced Tuesday that the Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest (CLPI), a recognized leader in nonprofit advocacy training, has joined forces with the National Council.

CLPI has transferred its training materials, curriculum and other program content to the National Council. Having access to CLPI’s proven nonprofit advocacy and lobbying resources will further strengthen the Providers’ Council as the leading resource for Massachusetts nonprofits that are engaged in public policy matters impacting organizations and the communities they serve.

“Over the years CLPI and the National Council of Nonprofits have enjoyed a special relationship, based in part on the firmly shared view that nonprofit advocacy training can be both nonpartisan and non-ideological,” said Tim Delaney, President & CEO of the National Council.

“Advocacy is a core part of our work at the Providers’ Council,  and this new relationship will help strengthen our members’ ability to advocate on Beacon Hill,” said Providers’ Council President & CEO Michael Weekes. “We are excited to bring these quality resources to our state and help nonprofits throughout the Commonwealth build the capacity to advocate.”

The Providers’ Council and the National Council’s network are leaders in nonprofit advocacy. They have joined together to protect the charitable giving incentive on the federal level, improve the government-nonprofit contracting system, demonstrate the value of nonprofit tax exemptions, battle PILOTs and educate nonprofits. By incorporating CLPI’s materials, the Providers’ Council and its members can make an even bigger impact on Beacon Hill and throughout Massachusetts.

The Providers' Council, also known as the Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, Inc., is the largest statewide membership association for community-based organizations providing social, rehabilitation, education and health care services.