Who Will Be Left to Speak?

“First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out- Because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out- Because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out- Because I was not a […]

HR Review: Tools for Growth

Discovering MErcy carries out its mission from a beautiful and tranquil home in Northeastern Pennsylvania, as a nonprofit specializing in ministry, education, and support to male and female survivors of developmental trauma from human trafficking and severe childhood abuse, including physical, sexual, mental, and verbal abuse. In 2017 Discovering Mercy began transitioning from a for-profit […]

United Way Merger: Challenges Reinforce Commitment

Last year, the Berwick Area United Way (BAUW) contracted with PANO’s Consultant Collaborative to help them create a Strategic Plan and a Development Plan. Janet Unger, of Unger Consulting Services, partnering with Kate Gallagher, of coLab, worked with the board and staff to ensure sustainability of the United Way presence in the Berwick area. One […]

We are Still Listening

The WE in Lehigh Valley Though, PANO completed its official 2014 Listening Tour in July 2014, we are still listening. One week after the completion of the tour in July, the board got together and drafted the four pillars of PANO’s strategic plan—which we are now starting to implement. Before we got too far into […]

PANO Member Collaboration Story: Working Together

PANO Member Collaboration Story: Working Together By: Megan Shreve, Executive Director, South Central Community Action Program South Central Community Action Programs’ mission is to empower families and engage the community to pursue innovative and effective solutions to break the cycle of poverty. That by its very nature, requires collaboration. Our agency core mission is moving […]

The WE in Southwest Pennsylvania: Westmoreland and Allegheny Counties

On our last leg of the Listening To PA – Listening Tour, PANO visited: Westmoreland County Allegheny County WESTMORELAND COUNTY On July 10, we headed back to southwest Pennsylvania. Many, many thanks Jim Bendel , Executive Director,  Susan Acito, Program Director and Caleb Crousey, Development Officer,  from the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County.  As a […]