Why Affiliate?


Scale with Confidence

NEHSCO helps human services providers overcome challenges through collaboration, providing shared resources, learning opportunities, cost savings, and advocacy support. Affiliates retain their autonomy, identity and leadership structure, driving growth and expanding access to services. Below are some growth-driving benefits of being a NEHSCO affiliate.

Providing support through:

  • Enhancing Purchasing Power
  • Protecting Your Digital Data
  • Reducing Administrative Costs
  • Streamlining the User Experience
  • Employing Data-Driven Decision Making
  • Building Visibility
  • Utilizing Branding and Marketing Templates
  • Enhancing Fundraising Activity
  • Adopting impactful recruiting methods

Join A Care Community

As a member of our collaborative network, you get access to incredible economies of scale. You can benefit from our collective purchasing power to gain significant cost savings on essential supplies and resources, saving you a lot of time and money.

Attract & Retain The Best Talent

NEHSCO affiliates can take advantage of our provider network to gain a competitive edge in staff recruitment and retention. We also offer shared training resources that help save money and make it easier for staff to complete mandatory training at multiple locations across the network.

Succession Planning

As human services executives look toward the next stages of their careers, Board members and CEOs can leverage the network as a succession planning vehicle for your agency.

Unlock the Power of Collaborative Data

Data is key to making well-informed decisions, and our collaborative data platform allows affiliates to contribute to and access a wealth of valuable information. By leveraging industry trends, best practices, and outcomes, you can gain valuable insights that enable you to make data-driven decisions, leading to positive change.

Access To Cutting-Edge Technology

NEHSCO employs a Chief Information Officer (CIO) who is skilled in implementing sophisticated IT solutions customized for the human services sector. By leveraging cutting-edge technologies, these solutions can optimize operations, streamline workflows, improve efficiency, and enhance network security, resulting in a positive return on investment for our affiliates.

What to expect

The Onboarding Process

Once your human services agency signs an affiliation agreement with NEHSCO, you open the door to a world of possibilities and unparalleled support. Let us guide you through the exciting journey that awaits, as we empower your organization to thrive in the ever-evolving landscape of human services.

Branding & Communication

NEHSCO affiliates keep their brand identity, but gains access to additional NEHSCO marketing resources. We provide expertise to craft compelling messaging, enhance online presence, and connect with the target audience effectively. Together, we can ensure your agency's vision and impact shine through.

Seamless IT Integration & Enhanced Cybersecurity

NEHSCO's CIO developed an onboarding toolkit to give affiliates access to core tools, tailored solutions, and tech expertise. Streamline workflows, enhance data analytics, and boost productivity for superior service delivery.

Purchasing Consortium

Save on procurement costs! NEHSCO offers access to a purchasing consortium, leveraging economies of scale to secure competitive pricing on essential goods and services. Maximize your resources and make a bigger impact while ensuring responsible financial stewardship.

Knowledge Library

Gain insight into Massachusetts-focused policies and best practices on fundraising, purchasing, and professional development. Our network fosters information-sharing and peer support, so affiliates can learn from each other's challenges and successes.