PANO is the statewide membership organization serving the community benefit sector through advocacy, education, and support to improve the quality of life in Pennsylvania.

Mission

PANO amplifies the impact of the community benefit sector through advocacy, collaboration, learning, and support.

Vision

PANO envisions vibrant, thriving communities where people reach their fullest potential.

Our Values

Collaboration: We work as a team, internally and externally.
Courage: We try new things boldly—viewing “failures” as learning opportunities.
Curiosity: We ask good questions and listen well.
Equity and Inclusion: We seek to engage all people and organizations in our work.
Impact: We focus on results that matter.
Integrity: We build trust by doing what we say we’ll do.
Responsiveness and Flexibility: We meet people where they are.
Vision-Focused Decision Making: We start decision making with the end goal in mind.

What We Do

Training

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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Consulting

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

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Advocacy

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 the nonprofit sector. We serve as a unified voice for the nonprofit community to influence policies and mobilize organizations as advocates around the state.

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Our History

PANO was formed in July 1984 as the Delaware Valley Council of Agencies. Between 1992 and 1995, PANO was renamed and reorganized as a statewide nonprofit advocacy association. Since then, PANO has supported organizations through training, consulting, and advocacy. In 2001, we began offering the Standards for Excellence program. In 2014, PANO traveled around Pennsylvania to learn the strengths and needs of nonprofits. Based on what we heard, we tailored our work to better walk alongside community benefit organizations.

Meet Our Staff

Casey Colsher, BSW

Administrative Coordinator

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Anne L. Gingerich, MSW

Executive Director

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Tish Mogan

Standards for Excellence Director

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Christina Spadaro

Director of Learning and Education

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Meet the Board

Officers 2019

Ifeoma Aduba President

The Mudita Collective

Doylestown

Term expires 2020

Beth Docherty Vice President

The Trust Project

Allison Park

Term expires 2019

Gregory L. Lindemuth, CPA Treasurer

Community Progress Council

York

Term expires 2020

Bonnie L. Johnson Secretary

J. Miller & Associates, LLC

Langhorne

Term expires 2020

Directors

Mark Aurand

Greater Good, LLC

Nazareth

Term expires 2021

Tobias ‘Tobi’ Bruhn, Ed.D.

Bucks County Community College

Newtown

Term expires 2019

Fred Croop

Misericordia University

Tunkhannock

Term expires 2021

Dawn Cumpston

3C- Compensation Consulting Consortium, LLC

Murrysville

Term expires 2020

Michelle Heck

Nonprofit Talent, LLC

Pittsburgh

Term expires 2021

Nancy Knoebel

Easter Seals Eastern PA

Allentown

Term expires 2021

Sandra Lutz

Media

Term expires 2020

Angus Murray

Kinney Center for Autism at Saint Joseph’s University

Term expires 2020

Tolulope ‘Tolu’ Omodara

National Bank of Ethiopia

King of Prussia

Term expires 2021

Jordan Pallitto

The Hill Group, Inc.

Carnegie

Term expires 2019

Deborah Rohrer

Deborah Rohrer, LLC

Lancaster

Term expires 2019

Joyce Santiago

York Area Housing Group

York

Term expires 2021

Jeanne Troy

Term expires 2021

Liz Wagenseller

Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General

Lancaster

Term expires 2021

Emeritus Committee

Janice Anderson, Esq. Chair

Hershey

Douglas L. Berman, CPA

RKL, LLP

Michael Cherewka, Esq.

Law Offices of Michael Cherewka

Wormleysburg

Joe Geiger, CAE

First Nonprofit Foundation

Hummelstown

Lowman Henry

Lincoln Institute of Public Opinion Research

Harrisburg

Charles L. Huston, III

The Huston Foundation

Conshohocken

Don W. Kramer, Esq.

Montgomery McCracken

Philadelphia

James Kroh

R.H. Sheppard Co., Inc.

Hanover

Lisa Ritter, CPA, CFE

Maher Duessel CPAs

Harrisburg