About Us

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.


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


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


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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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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Meet Our Staff

Kyla Alvarez

Manager of Development and Membership

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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 Our Student Interns

Peyton Thompson

Student Intern

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Meet Our Board Officers

Beth Docherty President

The TRUST Project

Allison Park

Term expires 2022

Ifeoma Aduba Vice President

The Mudita Collective


Term expires 2020

Gregory L. Lindemuth, CPA Treasurer

Community Progress Council


Term expires 2020

Bonnie L. Johnson, CPA, MBA Secretary

J. Miller & Associates, LLC


Term expires 2021

Meet Our Board of Directors

Mark Aurand

Greater Good, LLC


Term expires 2021

Dawn Cumpston

3C- Compensation Consulting Consortium, LLC


Term expires 2021

Michelle Heck

Nonprofit Talent, LLC


Term expires 2021

Nancy Knoebel

Easter Seals Eastern PA


Term expires 2021

Phil Koch

Community Foundation of Westmoreland County


Term expires 2022

Milena Oberti-Lanz

Maternal and Child Health Consortium of Chester County

West Chester

Term expires 2022

Sandra Lutz


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

Deborah Rohrer

Deborah Rohrer, LLC


Term expires 2019

Joyce Santiago

York Area Housing Group


Term expires 2021

Jeanne Troy

Term expires 2021

Liz Wagenseller

Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General


Term expires 2021

Meet PANO's Emeritus Society

Janice Anderson, Esq. Chair


Douglas L. Berman, CPA


Michael Cherewka, Esq.

Law Offices of Michael Cherewka


Joe Geiger, CAE

First Nonprofit Foundation


Lowman Henry

Lincoln Institute of Public Opinion Research


Charles L. Huston, III

The Huston Foundation


Don W. Kramer, Esq.

Montgomery McCracken


James Kroh

R.H. Sheppard Co., Inc.


Lisa Ritter, CPA, CFE

Maher Duessel CPAs