Become a part of the alliance to advance nonprofit excellence throughout Delaware. DANA offers many services uniquely to members. Because anyone can help advance nonprofits – we have created ways for individuals and businesses to be part of the alliance.

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Member Categories

Nonprofit Organizations: Established 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in Delaware.

Associate Member Categories:

  • Individual: Those who do not fall into the other categories listed above but want to support DANA’s efforts to strengthen, enhance and advance nonprofits in Delaware.
  • Emerging Nonprofit: Start-up organizations that seek to obtain 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status
  • Small Business: Businesses, consultants, and vendors that serve the nonprofit community.


If you are already a DANA Member, please click Renew Your Membership and login to our member system. Please see the renewal instructions and give us a call if you have any questions or need assistance.
Check out our DANA New Member Webinar, which explores the benefits of a DANA membership, how to access and utilize the features in our member system (the InfoHub) and provides a visual overview of the DANA website, including key areas for our members.

You can also check out who is already a member of DANA by visiting the Member Search.

The Value of Membership

Joining DANA has a variety of benefits. Nonprofit organizations will gain access to many networking opportunities, expertise in nonprofit management and governance through discounted trainings, research materials, and much more. It’s not a question of whether you can afford to be a DANA member, but whether you can afford not to be!
Your annual membership package includes:
Benefit Benefit Value Member Nonprofit Associate Member
Emerging Individual Small Business
Free 30 minute new member orientation $75 Check Icon Check Icon Check Icon Check Icon
Access to customized trainings and consulting services at preferential rates: board governance, financial excellence, strategic planning and leadership development Incredible Check Icon Check Icon Check Icon Check Icon
Free data on sector research Useful & DE specific Check Icon Check Icon Check Icon Check Icon
Discounts on Workshops and Webinars $25 - $100 Check Icon Check Icon Check Icon Check Icon
Listing on DANA website with link to organization site Driving Awareness Check Icon Check Icon Check Icon Check Icon
Reduced ticket rates for Annual Conference Send many! Check Icon Check Icon Check Icon Check Icon
Access to Credit Union membership and benefits* Cha-ching Check Icon Check Icon Check Icon Check Icon
Share Events on our DANA Member Calendar Increase reach Check Icon Check Icon Check Icon
Up to 3 Standards for Excellence Education Packets annually at no charge $25 each Check Icon Check Icon
Nonprofit Help Desk - Up to one hour phone /email consultation with DANA staff. If you have questions on risk management, board governance, leadership, financial excellence, advocacy and other nonprofit issues. Our staff have considerable nonprofit experience with Standards for Excellence Certification. Priceless Check Icon Check Icon
Access to Retirement Benefit resources* Saving for the future! Check Icon
Free 15 minute presentation to Boards of Directors on DANA’s services $35 Check Icon
Free Job Postings on DANA's LinkedIn page* and website $25 ea. for 30 days Check Icon
Social Media Postings on Member News Engaging! Check Icon
Discount on annual Grantstation subscription $600 and more Check Icon
Discount for Standards for Excellence Accreditation Varies Check Icon
Access to discounted partner services: Advertising*, Human Resources, and Insurance A 20% savings Check Icon
Free compensation data from Guidestar for select nonprofit positions Hard to get! Check Icon
Organization listing on SHARE Delaware platform: Get connected Check Icon
Bonus Benefits
Advocacy - DANA serves as a champion for the Nonprofit Sector Grant-in-Aid + $15MM Check Icon Check Icon Check Icon Check Icon
Advancing connections through Exclusive Member networking sessions Incalcuable Check Icon Check Icon Check Icon Check Icon
Elect DANA Board of Directors Powerful! Check Icon
*New DANA Member Benefit as of January 2019.

Membership Rates

Membership fees are determined by each nonprofit’s annual operating budget, so access to these great opportunities should be within every organization’s reach.
Category Operational Budget
Individual $60
Emerging $75
Small Business $300
Nonprofit 0 - $49,999 $75
$50,000 - $99,999 $95
$100,000 - $199,999 $130
$200,000 - $399,999 $175
$400,000 - $699,999 $250
$700,000 - $999,999 $350
$1,000,000 - $1,999,999 $450
$2,000,000 - $3,499,999 $600
$3,500,000 - $4,999,999 $700
$5,000,000 and above $750
The success of our members and the nonprofit sector as a whole relies on public confidence and community support. We encourage DANA members to follow the Standards for Excellence Code of Ethics and Accountability developed by the Standards for Excellence Institute.