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FANO is a statewide resource center and professional network of 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations in Florida.  It was founded by nonprofit leaders in 1989, to enhance the well-being of all people and the communities in their State by building the capacity of the nonprofit sector.  FANO assists 52,000 nonprofits to reach their missions by strengthening their leadership, management, and financial/public policy capacity.
To create an oversight committee that will strictly enforce the validity of courses offered for accreditation in nonprofit management expand technology-based educational and communications offerings to nonprofit organizations on a national and international basis increase Statewide support by establishing satellite FANO offices throughout Florida
FANO, like 38 other state association of nonprofit organizations, is working to provide programs in six areas:
Help – FANO hosts a helpline which has offered assistance to nonprofit executives for the past 22 years on a variety of subjects, acting as a clearinghouse of information.  In additional to its comprehensive website, FANO publishes an e-newsletter offering job listings, event calendars, legislative updates and briefings.
Education - FANO provides a curriculum of eleven (11) full day classes culminating in a Certificate in Nonprofit Management with support of academic partners.
Advocacy – FANO is your strong voice in Tallahassee and Washington, and the "go-to" organization for decision-makers seeking public policy information on nonprofits.  
Research – FANO researches vital issues, best practices, innovations, trends and  demographics, publishing the first  nonprofit economic impact study that put nonprofits on the map as an industry.
Training - FANO provides an annual conference and partners with technical assistance providers to develop capacity training assistance and outreach.  
Savings – FANO puts the collective-buying power of its membership to work to save member organizations time and money as well as capacity-building consulting services.


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