Leaders and advocates for Delaware’s nonprofit sector
DANA offers industry-leading services in individual and group training sessions. In addition, we hold conferences and serve as the nonprofit advocate in Delaware.
Let’s Work Together
Nonprofits in Delaware are strengthened when we work together to support local communities. Our efforts are multiplied through the support of government, business, foundations, donors and volunteers. These stakeholders care about the efficiency and effectiveness of nonprofits they support. As a member of the alliance, your staff, board and volunteers can learn from other nonprofit leaders, and gain access to resources and tools that can help your mission advance.
EXPAND YOUR EXPERTISE
Industry-leading resources, workshops and leader development programs
STRENGTHEN YOUR ORGANIZATION
Standards for Excellence® best practices in 27 areas of nonprofit management
CONNECT AND COLLABORATE
Peer networking, collaborative forums, DANA’s Annual Conference
RESEARCH AND RESOURCES
Data on Delaware’s nonprofit sector, research studies, and tools and tips for nonprofit excellence
DANA provides Executive Directors, Board Chairs and the Board of Directors as a team, many different learning and networking opportunities to strengthen their skills and practices to be confident and effective in advancing their community impact.
DANA helps nonprofits improve their operational effectiveness with an emphasis on best practices in board and leadership development, collaboration, strategic planning, outcome measurement, fundraising, advocacy, and financial management.
Advancing the Nonprofit Sector
DANA promotes the value of nonprofits to government, business, and foundation leaders. It represents the perspective of Delaware nonprofits on public policy that impacts their organizations.
In Pursuit of Generative GovernanceIn their path-breaking book, Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Nonprofit Boards, Richard Chait, William Ryan and Barbara Taylor invited us to expand our understanding of the work of nonprofit boards beyond their fiduciary role. They articulated 3 “types” of governance – fiduciary, strategic and generative – asserting that effective board governance requires engagement in all 3 arenas. In this workshop we will review the 3 models described by Chait et al. and consider how we can move our boards beyond fiduciary and strategic to the work of generative “sense-making.”
As a result of this workshop you will understand the differences between fiduciary, strategic and generative governance; understand how your board operates in these three areas; and leave with various tools that you can use to move your board toward generative governance. This in-person workshop is recommended for executive directors and board members.
Concierge Service: Grant Applications
Communities of Practice
For Executive Directors
For those who lead Public Policy and Advocacy in their Organizations
For those who lead Marketing Communications in their Organizations
For those responsible for Fundraising
For those leading Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in their Organizations
End of Legislative Session but #DENonprofitsSpeakUp Continues
July 6, 2021
June 30th marked the final day of the first half of the 151st General Assembly. While everyone continues to adapt to the new normal of life amidst COVID, the legislature impressively onboarded new members and forged...
“I have been so impressed with DANA’s response to this crisis and feel so fortunate that we have an association here in Delaware that provides so much support and strength for our sector.”
Vikram KrishnamurthyExecutive Director, Delaware Center for Horticulture
Our Alliance Partners
Many thanks to DANA’s Alliance Partners! We couldn't serve our members and the nonprofit sector in Delaware without you. If you are interested in becoming an Alliance Partner with DANA, contact us.