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 […]

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.    […]