Our provider member benefits include public policy advocacy, discounts on goods and services through our endorsed business partners, and access to a variety of staff development programs including trainings and events, and free members-only round-tables and webinars that fall under our Academy for Learning and Exchange (ALEX). We also have a free job board for our members which we have advertised on social media and public transportation.
The Council also has over 50 businesses, foundations and institutions that join as Associate members. Associate membership includes discounts on advertising in our bi-weekly newsletters, ALEX and eDigest, ads in our newspaper, The Provider, attending and exhibiting at our Annual Convention & Expo, discounts on registration for events and listing on our website and in our Annual Report. Associate Members are also able to submit an RFP on an educational topic to facilitate for our members.
What our members have said:
“From the certificate programs to Providers’ eAcademy to the effective legislative and budgetary advocacy, our membership in the Providers’ Council is an enormous value.”
—Bay Cove Human Services
“The Providers’ Council forges vital connections between our work and that of other human service providers. It bridges what sometimes seems like an enormous distance between Boston and Western Mass., allowing our voices to be heard on the issues that affect the people we serve.”
—Amherst Survival Center
The Provider Membership category is open to any private human service agency providing direct services in Massachusetts.
The Associate Membership category is open to any business or institution that provides goods and/or services to the provider industry.
Membership lasts for the calendar year, January through December.