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Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement holds annual conference

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DANA, the Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement, held its 2018 IMPACT Delaware Annual Conference April 26 at the University of Delaware’s Clayton Hall. Participants ranged from nonprofit employees and board members to philanthropy and business leaders. Gov. John Carney started the day with remarks regarding the importance of the nonprofit community to the State of Delaware. Attendees dedicated time to learning about the many facets of nonprofit sustainability, beginning with keynote speaker Steven Zimmerman’s Competencies for Sustainability. Breakout sessions gave attendees key strategies to ensure sustainability depending on their individual organizations’ interests.

DANA also announced the election of two new board of directors members during the conference: Charles Vincent, owner and managing partner of Innovincent, and Vickie Young Beam, CPA, a principal in the Audit Department of Cover & Rossiter.

“Nonprofits serving our most vulnerable communities are still recovering from decreases to state funding sources and are working diligently to become more sustainable in the future,” said Sheila Bravo, DANA president and CEO. “We are committed to strengthening Delaware nonprofits, and providing ample support for nonprofits to develop expertise and collaborate with one another to find ongoing success. Our efforts would not be possible without underwriting support of JP Morgan Chase, and sponsorship support of Discover Bank, Delaware Business Times, Delaware Public Media, Print Coast 2 Coast, Tech Impact, WSFS Bank, Christiana Care, Delaware Community Foundation, Incyte and Mutual of America. Nonprofit sustainability is truly a team effort here in Delaware as evidenced by our diverse array of supporters.”

DANA’s mission is to strengthen, enhance and advance nonprofits and the sector in Delaware. To learn more, go to