Apply now to the 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
This month, we continued to focus much of our coverage on the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as ongoing coverage of related UI and federal relief actions. We have highlighted the “Saluting the Caring Force” section on Page 3, and will continue to honor your staffers as much as we can in future issues. Please be
The Providers’ Council has submitted testimony in support of House Bill 4743, An Act assisting non-profits to provide for COVID-19 unemployment benefits. As the the state’s largest association of community-based health and human services organizations, many of which self-insure for unemployment, the Council supports this legislation that would create a Non-Profit Unemployment Benefit Fund. The
In the wake of the brutal killing in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a number of Providers’ Council members have issued Black Lives Matter statements and launched initiatives to further racial justice and equity. We will continue to update this page with the actions of our members. Please send statements and updates from your organization to
Dear Providers’ Council Members: The savage imagery of George Floyd handcuffed on the curb, gasping for breath, from a Minneapolis police officer’s knee to his neck, slowly snuffing out his life, is a clarion call that America’s original sin of racism still breathes death, destruction and hatred. It was nine minutes of a sadistic murder
In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Census Bureau is adjusting its 2020 Census operations to protect the health of employees and members of the public, and abide by various federal, state and local health restrictions. Under the adjusted 2020 Census operational plan, field activities are scheduled to resume after June 1, 2020, as
This month, we continued to focus much of our coverage on the COVID-19 pandemic. We have also expanded the “Saluting the Caring Force” section to all of Page 3, and will continue to honor your staffers as much as we can — please be in touch with Erica as soon as possible if you’d like to submit
ICANN, the organization that oversees domain name registries, has blocked the sale of the .org Public Interest Registry to a private equity investment company. The board ruled that the sale would create uncertainty for the nonprofit community, and that withholding consent for the sale was the reasonable thing to do. Read ICANN’s full statement here.
Dozens of elected officials from across the Commonwealth took part in a digital rally on Thursday to thank community‐based human services workers for their tireless efforts serving state residents in the face of the COVID‐19 pandemic. Congressman Joe Kennedy III, Senate President Karen Spilka, Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo and other legislators took to
On Tuesday, April 14, the Executive Office of Health and Human Services issued updated guidance for residential and congregate care programs during the COVID-19 crisis. The new guidelines cover protective measures/mitigating the risk of spreading COVID-19; restrictions on visitors; screening current residents; staff protocols; and precautionary steps to keep residents and staff healthy, among other
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