PANO helps thousands of nonprofits all across Pennsylvania achieve their mission. We support the 807,000 individuals who make up the nonprofit workforce in Pennsylvania – the people who staff soup kitchens, health clinics, literacy programs, and hang art exhibits.

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. Please visit our donation page and consider donating to support PANO’s efforts.

Your donation will fund the following: The Don Kramer Ask PANO Fund, Standards for Excellence, General Operating.

Every year, over 600 people call the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) with questions related to nonprofit management—from nonprofit incorporation to bylaws to fundraising registration to issues that arise between boards of directors and staff. PANO staff and a cadre of experts in nonprofit law, finance and human resources stand ready to help. By supporting Ask PANO, you ensure that those who feel alone in managing their nonprofit have the support that they need at their fingertips.


Established in 2018, the Don Kramer Ask PANO Fund honors the work of Don Kramer, Esquire. Don Kramer is the founding attorney who wrote the original incorporation documents for PANO in 1984. Since that time, Don has given years of support including board service, webinars, in-person trainings, and near-daily legal support based on his experience as an attorney at Montgomery, McCracken in Philadelphia. He has assisted organizations statewide that reach out to Ask PANO for experienced wisdom, guidance, and answers.

The Don Kramer Ask PANO Fund will:

Please join Don in supporting this important part of PANO’s Program and donate to The Don Kramer Ask PANO Fund.

Standards for Excellence® offers tools and resources to support nonprofits in meeting the highest standards, legal requirements, and regulatory compliance of nonprofit governance, management, and operations. Through the Standards, PANO offers an “Accreditation” and “Basics” Recognition process, trainings, the Standards for Excellence Ethics and Accountability Code, and educational resources.


Please donate now to support the Standards for Excellence® program.

PANO provides training and resources on all-things-related-to-nonprofit management to over 5,000 individuals every year. We follow local, state, and federal legislation, advocating for the policy environment that best supports nonprofit work. And we answer hundreds of questions about nonprofit management, bylaws, how to navigate the complex world of board and staff relationships, and so much more. Your contribution allows PANO to provide these services at affordable rates.

Please donate now to support PANO.

*PANO is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. The official registration and financial information of Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free within Pennsylvania 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.