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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

Leadership Part I: Board | Virtual Standards for Excellence Implementation Series (2 of 6)

06/16/2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Critical Employment Issues for Nonprofits in the New Normal

06/23/2021 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


Leadership II: Staff & Volunteers, and Legal Compliance & Ethics | Virtual Standards Series (3 of 6)

06/30/2021 10:00 am - 12:30 pm


Giving USA’s 2021 Report on Philanthropy

07/13/2021 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Online - Zoom

Finance & Operations | Virtual Standards Implementation Series (4 of 6)

07/14/2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Using Social Media to Build Relationships with Your Donors

07/20/2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Online - Zoom

Annual Collaborative Conference

We’re going virtual! Join conference partners Alliance for Nonprofit Resources (ANR), the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership (GPNP), PANO, and Villanova University for our first-ever digital conference experience. Will it be the same as our annual in-person gathering? Probably not. Will we still challenge ourselves and each other to dig deep, get vulnerable, expand our horizons, and grow together? You bet. Will we also have fun while we learn from each other and from expert speakers? We think so! Learn more about our plans for Reimagining Together, coming to a computer near you in October 2020.

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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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