Join a Cohort. Lead the Change. PANO is seeking participants to assess our Standards of Excellence through a racial justice lens. Learn more!

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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 walks alongside the community benefit sector as a whole. We believe Pennsylvania nonprofit professionals grow better together. PANO is a hub for shared knowledge, experience, and expertise, and a collective voice for public policies that positively impact lives in Pennsylvania.

We support nonprofits through training, best practices, consultation, and discount programs. We amplify their impact through research, public policy initiatives, and advocacy. Accredited by the national Standards for Excellence Institute, PANO imparts and upholds the highest standard of ethics and accountability in nonprofit governance, management, and operations.

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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

The State of PA Nonprofits & Community Needs: A Briefing for Freshmen Members of the PA Senate 2023

02/16/2023 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Nonprofit Mergers, Acquisitions and Dissolutions

02/16/2023 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


The State of PA Nonprofits & Community Needs: A Briefing for Freshmen Members of the PA House 2023

02/17/2023 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Are You Leaving Employee Retention Tax Money on the Table?

02/21/2023 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Online - Zoom

Consulting 101: A Nonprofit's Guide to Hiring Outside Help

02/23/2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Re-Envisioning Organizational Models (Part 1 of Optional 2-Part Series)

03/15/2023 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Join a Cohort. Lead the Change.

PANO is on a mission to assess and improve our Standards for Excellence through a racial justice lens. Our goal is to remove implicit bias from the current Standards language and identify where inclusion can be embedded in the policies and practices.

We are seeking professionals and/or board members from nonprofit organizations in Pennsylvania to join assessment cohorts and lead the change in this important initiative.

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Annual Collaborative Conference

While we hoped 2022 would be “The Reunion Special” rather than “Junior Year of COVID”, we are easing our way toward a full in-person reunion with a hybrid conference experience! Please join conference partners Alliance for Nonprofit Resources (ANR), the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership (GPNP), PANO, and Villanova University on-screen and/or in-person this October as we all continue Building the Plane While Flying It! Dates are as follows:

T, 10/18 (in-person regional meet-up, Southeast PA) | W, 10/19 (virtual) | Th, 10/20 (in-person regional meet-up, Northeast PA)

T, 10/25 (in-person regional meet-up, Northwest PA) | W, 10/26 (virtual) | Th, 10/27 (in-person regional meet-up, Southwest PA)

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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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