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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

Stewardship is More than Communication

09/22/2021 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


It Starts with Us: Allyship for a More Inclusive Erie

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


The Art and Science of Retaining Digital Donors

09/24/2021 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Online - Zoom

Retirement Plan Trends & Best Practices

09/29/2021 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Online - Zoom

How Can AmeriCorps Get Things Done in YOUR Community?

09/30/2021 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Online - Zoom

Fireside Chat: A Frank Conversation with PA Funders

10/20/2021 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Online - Zoom

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!

Registration now open, with flexible ticket packages for teams, individuals, keynotes only, workshops only, and everything in between. If you can’t find something that will work for your budget, let us know! Scholarships are available, thanks to our generous Scholarship Sponsors. Contact Christina at to discuss options.

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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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