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PANO (the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations) is a statewide membership organization supporting the thousands of nonprofits that serve millions of people in the Commonwealth.

While other associations cater to specific nonprofit trades, PANO is the only membership organization that supports Pennsylvania’s nonprofit sector as a collective whole.

We support nonprofits through training, best practices, consultation and discount programs. We amplify their impact through research, public policy initiatives and advocacy.

PANO is accredited by the Standards for Excellence Institute, signifying that the organization practices the highest level of ethics, accountability and transparency.

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Through online and in-person events, we equip nonprofit staff, board members and volunteers with knowledge, fresh ideas and best practices to succeed.

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Upcoming Events

Public Awareness, Engagement, & Advocacy | Virtual Standards Implementation Series (6 of 6)

08/11/2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Top Legal Issues for Small Volunteer Organizations

08/12/2021 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


Becoming Windows & Mirrors: Inclusive Governance Practices

08/25/2021 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


How to Grow Your Organization through Capacity Building

08/31/2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Keep Your Board Out of the Weeds and On the Big Picture

09/21/2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


It Starts with Us: Allyship for a More Inclusive Erie

09/23/2021 9:00 am - 11:00 am


Annual Collaborative Conference

Join conference partners Alliance for Nonprofit Resources (ANR), the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership (GPNP), PANO, and Villanova University for our second year in the digital space. Learn more about our plans for Rising with Resilience, coming to a computer near you in October 2021!

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Do you have questions about bylaws, fundraising, compliance or other nonprofit management topics? Ask PANO! Our staff and network of experts stand ready to help.

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PANO can connect you with an experienced consultant or facilitator to help you address specific challenges and take your nonprofit to the next level.

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We serve as a unified voice to influence state policy on behalf of more than 27,000 nonprofit employees and 100,000 nonprofit volunteers in Pennsylvania.

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Standards for Excellence

Standards for Excellence® offers tools and resources to support organizations in meeting the highest standards, legal requirements, and regulatory compliance of nonprofit governance, management, and operations. Through the Standards, PANO offers an Accreditation and Recognition process, trainings, and educational resources.

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