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The Providers’ Council

  • An association of community-based human services agencies
  • The largest human services trade association and widely recognized as the official voice of the private provider industry
  • Numerous opportunities for learning, training, and mentoring


Providers’ Council is the largest human services trade association and is widely recognized as the official voice of the private provider industry. In addition to being a voice for the industry on public policy, the Providers’ Council offers numerous educational and exchange opportunities.

Who’s it for?

For community-based human services agencies in Massachusetts


Promote a healthy, productive and diverse human services industry.

Resources & Services

Academy for Learning & Exchange

ALEX is the Providers’ Council’s online portal for all of its educational and exchange opportunities. These include trainings, networking and professional development opportunities, and innovative programs and enterprises.

Human Services Organizations

The Providers’ Council can help the agency expand its capacity, stay cutting edge, and foster an empowered community in the human services sector.

Graduate Level Opportunities

The Providers’ Council has partnered with Suffolk and Clark Universities to offer a Certificate In Nonprofit Human Service Management.


The Leadership Initiative is an inter-agency mentoring program of the Providers’ Council designed to help build the bench of leaders in the sector.


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