PANO’s Nonprofit Helpdesk provides timely assistance for organizations that have inquires about bylaws, organizational structure, fundraising, legal compliance, and many other questions related to nonprofit management. Along with PANO staff, a cadre of accounting, legal, and human resources professionals stand ready to help.
Nonprofit work requires knowledge about nonprofit law, regulations, and best practices – which can be overwhelming to anyone caught up in delivering day-to-day services. From fundraising and board development to personnel and legal compliance, many questions often arise. Having timely answers to these questions is essential to effectively remaining mission-focused.
That’s where the Nonprofit Helpdesk comes in. Through our friendly and knowledgeable staff, our Standards for Excellence program, and our network of nonprofit experts, we provide timely assistance, resources, referrals, and answers to your questions.
Have a nonprofit question? Give us a call: 717-236-8584 or fill out the form below.
Please note: Most Helpdesk assistance is free! However, if a question takes more than 30 minutes to answer, fees may apply ($75 per hour for members and $150 per hour for non-members). For more ongoing or long-term assistance, PANO provides customized services through the Consultant Collaborative.
If you’re passionate about helping others and have an idea to serve your community, starting a nonprofit is a great way to turn your vision into a reality. There are many different types of nonprofits – religious, educational, human service oriented, animal welfare, and more.
Charitable solicitation registration is not optional. It’s the law. Charitable solicitation is regulated on the state level and the requirements vary by state. Forty-one states require charitable solicitation registration before soliciting donations, regardless of whether funds are actually received.
Nonprofits are held to a high standard of government regulation and public scrutiny. This is for good reason, as 501(c) nonprofits are exempt from federal corporate taxes and have access to public funding.