PANO engages and equips organizations to enrich communities. We are Stronger Together!

Ways to Get Involved


PANO exists to support the incredible work of the nonprofit sector. PANO membership amplifies your voice, saves you time and money, builds your capacity, and connects you with other nonprofit leaders. Become a member today!

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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. Become a Corporate Partner today!

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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 local communities all around the state. Donate today!

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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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Save the dates for the 2019 Annual Conference

September 24 & 25 | State College, PA

Alliance for Nonprofit Resources (ANR) and PANO are proud to be teaming up for a third time to present the 2019 collaborative conference. This year’s theme is…Putting the Unity in Community!

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Upcoming Events

Fiscal Reporting and Accountability for Sustainability (Free Webinar)

06/18/2019 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Online - Zoom

The Power of Your People: Investing in Your Nonprofit’s Greatest Resource-Your Staff! (Philadelphia)

06/21/2019 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Board Chair Online Forum (Part 1)

06/25/2019 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Fundraising Events, Auctions, Sponsorships, and Acknowledgments (Webinar)

06/26/2019 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Case Statements: Telling Your Story like a Well-Conducted Symphony (Free Webinar)

06/27/2019 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Online - Zoom

Board Chair Online Forum (Part 2)

07/16/2019 11:00 am - 12:30 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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United Way Merger: Challenges Reinforce Commitment

Last year, the Berwick Area United Way (BAUW) contracted with PANO’s Consultant Collaborative to help them create a Strategic Plan and a Development Plan. Two consultants worked with the board and staff to ensure sustainability of the United Way presence in the Berwick area.

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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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