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PANO exists to support the incredible work of nonprofits. PANO membership amplifies your voice, saves you time and money, builds your capacity, and connects you with other nonprofit leaders.

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Corporate Partners

Corporate Partnership connects businesses with nonprofits. Being a Corporate Partner allows you to give back to Pennsylvania's nonprofit community while receiving a return on your investment.

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PANO helps thousands of nonprofits across Pennsylvania. By giving to PANO, you provide the tools and resources needed to power the great work that takes place in communities around the state.

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PANO provides educational opportunities designed to equip nonprofit staff, board, and volunteers. We offer trainings in a variety of formats to help nonprofit professionals improve their impact, gather as a sector, exchange ideas, and learn about current issues.

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Nonprofits are social and economic drivers, making up 15% of Pennsylvania’s workforce and serving millions of Pennsylvanians. PANO advocates on public policy issues that impact Pennsylvania’s nonprofit sector, serves as a unified voice for the nonprofit community, and educates and mobilizes organizations around the state.

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PANO offers consulting services to help nonprofits meet challenges, support their growth, and take their organization to the next level. Whether you need someone to facilitate a board retreat or lead strategic planning, our group of experienced consultants are ready for any project.

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Nonprofit Helpdesk

PANO's Nonprofit Helpdesk provides timely assistance for organizations that have inquires about bylaws, organizational structure, fundraising, legal compliance, and many other questions related to nonprofit management. Along with PANO staff, a cadre of accounting, legal, and human resources professionals stand ready to help.

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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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Upcoming Events

Putting Your Supporters First: Improving the Donor Experience

04/07/2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Resource Development | 2020 Guiding Principles Webinar Series (5 of 6)

04/15/2020 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

IRS Form 990: Public Relations Opportunity or Trap for the Unwary?

04/16/2020 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


Ch-Ch-Changes: How Mindfulness Changes the Brain in Awesome Ways

04/22/2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Get Mindful in May (2020)

05/01/2020 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm


Public Awareness, Engagement, and Advocacy | 2020 Guiding Principles Webinar Series (6 of 6)

05/06/2020 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Featured Articles & Resources

Nonprofit Compliance

Starting a Nonprofit Organization in Pennsylvania

If you’re passionate about helping others and have an idea to serve your community, starting a nonprofit is a great way to turn your vision into a reality. There are many different types of nonprofits – religious, educational, human service oriented, animal welfare, and more.

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Fundraising Compliance

Charitable solicitation registration is not optional. It’s the law. Charitable solicitation is regulated on the state level and the requirements vary by state. Forty-one states require charitable solicitation registration before soliciting donations, regardless of whether funds are actually received.

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A PANO Member’s First Board Retreat: Taking Pause to Reaffirm, Reconnect, and Recommit

Picture This Tucked away in the Nature Center at historic Bartram’s Garden in Philadelphia, members from AFRICOM-Philly came together for their first-ever board retreat in November 2018 with lots of […]

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