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 […]

Your Fiduciary Cheat Sheet

by Guest Blogger Laura Solomon, Esq. This Post-Hershey, Post-Penn State world is enough to make a thinking person nervous about serving on a nonprofit Board.  And, if you read the newspaper reports about the abuses in the charitable sector and the attention paid by regulators in Harrisburg and in Washington, you might be overwhelmed by […]

Turn Potential “Board Blunders” into Board Performance

This article is written by guest blogger Debra Thompson, MBA, President, Strategy Solutions, Inc. Many serve on nonprofit boards to make a positive difference for an important “cause.” Yet, we sometimes unknowingly commit “board blunders:” common mistakes by well-intentioned boards that cause poor performance or outcomes. At face value, the “top 10” seem like good things […]

Message from PANO’s new Executive Director Anne Gingerich, MSW

On my First Friday as PANO’s Executive Director, I would like to paint my vision—my hope for our Commonwealth’s nonprofit sector and how we can work together in new, powerful ways. PANO has so much potential for championing unprecedented, positive change in Pennsylvania cities, towns and neighborhoods—but only in partnership with each of you.    […]

Spotlight on member Daystar Center for Spiritual Recovery

PANO Summer Intern Jade Eichner of Penn State Harrisburg interviewed our member and provided this spotlight: Houses line the streets of inner-cityHarrisburg. Many have windows and doors that are boarded up and some are lived in but un-kept.  Buildings are dirty, small and squished together.  In this mix of warn houses and neglected lawns are […]