Massachusetts

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Nonprofits wonder, worry about Trump’s policies

“People are apprehensive, people are wondering what’s going to happen on a whole bunch of fronts,” said Jim Klocke, CEO of the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network. “There’s an awful lot of concern out there.”

Tags: Massachusetts, Elections
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Short on Cash, Cities and States Consider Taxing Nonprofits

David Thompson, vice president of public policy at the National Council of Nonprofits, chalks up the growing movement in Connecticut and other parts of the country to tax nonprofits to tight city and state budgets.

Tags: Massachusetts, PILOTs
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More Mass. cities, towns seek payment deals with tax-exempt entities

David L. Thompson, vice president of public policy for the National Council of Nonprofits, has seen many legislative efforts over the years for states or municipalities to extract money from nonprofits and other tax-exempt entities.

Tags: PILOTs, Massachusetts
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Proposal to tax nonprofits alarms Mass. charities

“There used to be one or two or three of these [attempts] every year, usually in the Northeast,” a region heavily dependent on property taxes, said David Thompson, vice president of public policy at the National Council of Nonprofits.

Tags: Massachusetts, PILOTs
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Proposed payment-in-lieu-of-taxes program spurs debate among Northampton nonprofits

One way of addressing this reduced tax base, some communities have found, is through such PILOT programs.

Tags: PILOTs, Massachusetts
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On Martha's Vineyard, black elites ponder the past year

“I don’t think any of us feel we are at a place where we think, ‘Oh, that wouldn’t happen,’” said Michael Weekes, 62, CEO of the Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers.

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Baker is latest governor to battle child welfare woes

“I’ve always felt that one of the toughest jobs in state government is the role of DCF, social workers, management, and staff,” said Michael D.

Tags: Massachusetts, Human Services
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Nonprofits hungry for new leadership

Consider these findings from a new report: Nearly a third of New England nonprofit leaders surveyed say they plan to leave their jobs in the next two years, and almost two-thirds anticipate leaving within five years.

Tags: Massachusetts, Leadership, Transition
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Massachusetts settles lawsuit over rates for human service providers

"I think this settlement will be widely heralded by our provider community as an important victory not only for the community-based organizations that will be affected by it, but more importantly for the clients and the consumers who will...

Tags: Massachusetts, Human Services
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Human service providers, Baker administration still negotiating over rate reimbursement lawsuit

Gov. Charlie Baker's administration is continuing to negotiate with a coalition of social service providers to settle a lawsuit over reimbursement rates, even as both sides say they anticipate reaching an agreement.

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