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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
In the spring of 2011 we had an intern from Temple University and native to Okinawa, Haruka Matsushima, who was helping us expand and further enrich our sister relationship with the Niigata Association of Nonprofits. Based on her work we decided to do a series of radio interviews with the chairman of NAN, Yoji Kaneko. […]
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 […]
Back at the office, I’m hearing good things from my colleagues who attended. If you participated today, please share your thoughts!