DANA, Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement, was formed in 1986 as an association for the purpose of supporting nonprofits in group purchasing. Over the years, it was recognized that Delaware nonprofits needed an organization that could advocate for their needs, while also serving as a resource for helping them enhance their operating practices.
We offer support in areas such as board and employee recruitment and retention, education & learning, leadership continuity, diversity, equity, and inclusion, advocacy, strategic planning, awareness-building, connection and collaboration, and an ever-growing knowledge database available to members and attendees. Our services are based on the nationally recognized best-practices set forth by the Standards for Excellence® Program and are enhanced with contemporary best practices in leadership and advocacy.
The Nonprofit Sector is empowered to achieve an inclusive, thriving, and vibrant community.
As the leader of the nonprofit sector, the Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement’s mission is to strengthen, enhance, and advance nonprofits in Delaware through advocacy, training, capacity building, and research.
Envision and lead to a better future
Serve with integrity based on best practices
Respect the Diversity of All
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DANA brings the people, research, and strategies together to advance nonprofit excellence in 2021
Organizations applied for grants with DANA’s technical assistance support
Nonprofit organizations advanced with DANA’s Consulting Services
People learned new strategies and gained insights with DANA’s education programs
individuals were placed on Delaware nonprofit boards of directors