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.
MEASURING OUTCOMES QUALITATIVELY: USING THE RUBRIC METHODJoin DANA CEO, Shelia Bravo, to learn how to measure outcomes when data collection is difficult. Using the methods outlined by David Grant, author of The Social Profit Handbook, Sheila will provide an overview of using a rubric as outcome measurement method.
THE 10 ESSENTIALS OF BOARD EXCELLENCEJoin DANA CEO, Sheila Bravo, for this lunch and learn on the top 10 elements that differentiate good boards from excellent boards.
PHILANTHROPY 101 - NEW TO THE GAMEThe non profit and philanthropic sector can be confusing, especially to an individual starting out in the field. From private foundations and corporations to public charities and more, it can be overwhelming to understand how and where to start!
Reflecting on the Events on Capitol Hill - January 6, 2021
January 7, 2021
Yesterday, our democracy was tested on the steps of our Nation’s Capitol. That democracy, as fragile as it is in this moment, held firm. At DANA, we celebrate our democracy and all the freedoms it provides to us as...
“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.