Massachusetts

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Human services employees laboring under 130% pay gap

Michael Weekes, president and CEO of the Providers' Council, said that pay for caretakers who work for community-based organizations still lags far behind that of those who are directly employed by the state despite recent action of the Baker...

Tags: Human Services, Massachusetts, Pay Gap
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Hundreds of charities lose tax-exempt status

Jim Klocke, CEO of the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, said he isn't sure how many charities were affected, but he called the glut of revocations "a very serious issue that needs to be resolved by the IRS immediately."

Tags: Revocation, Tax Exemption, Massachusetts
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Nonprofits face toxic combo: rising demand, falling revenue

Massachusetts nonprofits reported losing more than $8.6 billion in revenues because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and more than half said in a recent survey that they’ve made reductions to their workforce.

Tags: Massachusetts, COVID-19
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Pandemic inspires formation of Wellfleet nonprofit group

Massachusetts Nonprofit Network CEO James Klocke said it’s not unusual for nonprofits to organize quickly when there is a great need.

Tags: Massachusetts, COVID-19, Coronavirus
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Coronavirus Hits Massachusetts Nonprofits Hard During Fundraising Season

“In the past couple of days, the number of cancellations have skyrocketed,” said Jim Klocke, the head of the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN).

Tags: Massachusetts, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Fundraising
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Salvation Army makes urgent plea for donations

Nationally, nonprofits are concerned there may be a repeat of 2018, when individual giving dropped by $3 billion, largely because of the 2017 federal tax law that eliminated the charitable contribution tax deduction, mostly for middle-income...

Tags: Charitable Giving, Massachusetts
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Massachusetts income tax rate will drop to 5% on Jan. 1

Today, donations to charity are only deductible on federal, not state, income taxes.

Tags: Income Tax, Charitable Giving, Massachusetts
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Workforce Woes Creating Crisis In State's Human Services, Advocates Tell Legislators

Michael Weekes, CEO of the Providers' Council, said many community service groups — which are often contracted almost entirely by the state for service but at a rate lower than directly employed state workers — have staff vacancies of 25 to 40...

Tags: Massachusetts, Human Services, Nonprofit Impact, Employment
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Mass. Nonprofits Unite To Counter Census Fears

The Massachusetts Nonprofit Network estimates Massachusetts receives more than $16 billion in federal funding solely on the basis of census data.

Tags: Massachusetts, Census
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Jay Gonzalez Proposes $1B Higher Ed Tax To Fund Education, Transportation

The Massachusetts Nonprofit Network on Tuesday declared its opposition to the tax. "It's a bad idea - for Massachusetts, and for everyone served by nonprofits in Massachusetts," Jim Klocke, CEO of the nonprofit network, said in a statement.

Tags: Massachusetts, Higher Education, Taxes

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