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Elected officials urged to help self-insured nonprofits on unemployment

Elected officials urged to help self-insured nonprofits on unemployment

A coalition of associations that support direct service providers,  including the Providers’ Council, called Tuesday on state leaders to forgive — or at least defer — COVID-19-related Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments by self-insured nonprofit organizations. Nonprofits employ 18% of the Commonwealth’s workforce, which translates into more than 550,000 jobs, many of which have been threatened

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New Zoom discount for Council members

New Zoom discount for Council members

As we reduce our in-person meetings and limit face-to-face interactions, we are pleased to offer an alternative solution to our members at a reduced price. The Providers’ Council is excited to announce a new, members-only discount on the popular web-conferencing platform Zoom. Through our relationship with the National Council of Nonprofits, our members can receive a 20%

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The Caring Force rally goes “virtual”

The Caring Force rally goes “virtual”

The TCF’s annual physical State House rally, previously scheduled for April 16, will transform into a “virtual” rally this year. Human services workers, clients and families will be given opportunities to email or call their representatives, and The Caring Force plans to make the incredible speakers’ stories available through email spotlights. The Caring Force also

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Applications open for Council’s Certificate Program

Applications open for Council’s Certificate Program

Applications are now open for the Providers’ Council’s Certificate in Nonprofit Human Service Management Program beginning this fall. This year-long, graduate-level program is designed for mid-career human service professionals who seek to strengthen their management skills and learn in specialized, sector-specific classes with peers from other human service agencies. The program is offered in partnership with Clark University

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Creating safer spaces for LGBTQ youth & families

Creating safer spaces for LGBTQ youth & families

Nearly 20 Providers’ Council members attended a recent workshop at the Council’s Learning Center last month designed to help them create culturally responsive policies and practices to positively impact lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer (LGBTQ) young people and their families. LGBTQ youth face disproportionate rates of harassment and mistreatment in their schools and communities,

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