Centers of Excellence
Strengthen, Enhance, and Advance.
The following Centers of Excellence provide you with the foundation to achieve a well-managed and responsibly governed organization. Our services range from downloadable tools and tips, webinars, individual and group coaching, peer facilitation, and consulting to help your organization understand and adapt your leadership, financial, and operating model to address changing environments. Get the tools you need for an effective, ethical, and accountable organization with maximum mission and program impact.
- Board Excellence
- Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
- Nonprofit Sustaining Strategies
- Program Evaluation
- Public Policy
DANA provides Executive Directors, Board Chairs, and the Board of Directors many different learning and networking opportunities to strengthen their skills and practices to be confident and effective in advancing their community impact.
DANA knows that nonprofits depend on effective leadership to successfully enact their missions and programs. Effective leadership consists of a partnership between the board and management, with each playing an essential role. Understanding and negotiating these shared and complex elements of leadership is essential to an organization’s success.
- Leadership Continuity – Nonprofit leaders face many decisions in the current conditions. Decisions like how to operate today, both financially and operationally, how to deliver services, how to engage with the community. All of these decisions affect how you begin to map out your organization’s recovery and ultimately sustainability.
Sustainability is more than financial health, it involves the relevancy of mission, the ability to adapt to a changing climate, the needs of customers and clients, and continuity of strong leadership.
DANA provides resources to assist nonprofit executives and their boards in their decision-making. Our services range from downloadable tools and tips, webinars, individual and group coaching, peer facilitation, and consulting to help your organization understand and adapt your financial and operating model to address this new reality.
- Talent Development – The crisis of COVID-19 impacts community and nonprofit employees in many different ways. Below are planning resources for return to work and considering how your organization may need to re-organize to adapt to the changing climate.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
DANA offers a wide array of services to assist nonprofits with their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts. Whether you are just starting out or have already put some work in, we can help to advance DEI within your nonprofit.
Nonprofit Sustaining Strategies
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.
- Financial Management
- Strategic Planning
DANA helps nonprofits engage in organizational evaluations to ensure that all financial resources and human capital are being used toward fulfilling the mission.
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.