As a nonprofit organization, you work hard to improve the quality of life in your community. PANO exists to support the incredible work you do.
We support you through training, best practices, consultation and discount programs. We amplify your impact through research, public policy initiatives and advocacy.
While other associations cater to specific nonprofit trades, PANO is the only membership organization that supports Pennsylvania’s nonprofit sector as a collective whole.
Download a PDF of our Membership Application and check out 21 Benefits of PANO Membership for a 40-minute overview of the most popular member benefits, co-hosted by PANO’s Executive Director, Anne Gingerich, and Membership Manager, Kyla Alvarez, earlier this year (January 2021).Become A Member
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Your membership runs for a full year from the month you join.
For nonprofit members, your organization is the member – all your staff, volunteers, and board members receive benefits. This means everyone from your organization is eligible to receive the member rate on trainings and events, download the FREE Standards for Excellence Education Packets, and receive discounts on products, services, and other resources. For Student and Individual Members, only you have access to benefits.
Yes, you can join as a nonprofit member while you are in the formation process. Note: PANO does not help with filing paperwork but can provide help with day-to-day nonprofit questions, access to many free Standards for Excellence Resources, sample policies, procedures, and templates, discounted trainings, and more.
PANO has a nondiscrimination grievance policy concerning membership and program attendance; however PANO does have a means of removing disruptive groups from this participation. For example, if a group regularly commandeers training programs to discuss an unrelated issue instead of the focus of the program, then the PANO board can prohibit future participation and/or discontinue the membership.
See a complete breakdown of our membership including type, budget size, and length of membership by viewing our membership snapshot here.
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