Join a Cohort. Lead the Change. PANO is seeking participants to assess our Standards for 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 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

Raffles and Bingo and Drawings, OH MY! Understanding Small Games of Chance in PA

07/19/2022 10:00 am - 11:30 am


Inspiring Stakeholder Confidence through Nonprofit Policies

07/20/2022 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


Inclusive Messaging: Communications as a Way to Promote Belonging

07/26/2022 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm


Junk In, Junk Out: Maximizing Efficiencies within Your Donor Data Management

08/18/2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am


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

Another year in the books! Conference partners Alliance for Nonprofit Resources (ANR), the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership (GPNP), PANO, and Villanova University hosted their second virtual event on October 12, 14, 19, and 21 with over 100 nonprofit professionals in attendance across those four days.

See what Rising with Resilience was all about and stay tuned for details about next year’s gathering!

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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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