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Nonprofit leader training and networking sessions set March 24, April 1

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The Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement has launched its spring semester of nonprofit trainings across the state. These courses were made possible thanks to a generous grant from Discover Bank.

Collaboration skills ranked as a top priority for social sector leadership for the next five to 10 years In the 2015 report Leveraging Social Sector Leadership, from the Grantmakers for Effective Organizations. The report, from a survey of nonprofit CEOs, said, “The best social sector leaders nurture the growth of external partner organizations, based on recognition that no one actor can solve a big problem alone.” DANA has incorporated this into collaboration training for Delaware nonprofits.

The Multiplier Effect for Improved Outcomes will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, March 24, at the Delaware Community Foundation building in Georgetown. Participants will learn the collective impact approach to addressing social problems. Instructor Peggy Geisler will also lead them through gaining an understanding of the role they, and their organizations, can play in creating and fostering improved outcomes collectively within a community. The cost to attend starts at $40 for DANA members.

DANA’s new Executive Director to Executive Director Peer Networking Session is in its second month.

Executive directors will be hosted from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Friday, April 1, at the Delaware Community Foundation building in Georgetown. These closed-door sessions allow participants to learn best practices on topics unique to their roles, as well as discuss challenges and opportunities they face in their leadership. The cost is only $10 to attend.

“I’ve heard that all strong leaders focus on nurturing their networks, but the best social sector leaders are motivated by the missions of their organizations to make networking a top priority,” said Sheila Bravo, DANA president and CEO.

Nonprofit executives have been asking for opportunities to get together with their peers longer than I have been in my role, and we’re glad to see these sessions starting off so well.”

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