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What Is DANA?

DANA is an alliance of nonprofits, small businesses, individuals, foundations, government, faith organizations, and the partners who invest in the success of Delaware nonprofits. Together, this alliance works to strengthen, enhance, and advance nonprofit excellence throughout Delaware because we believe that a strong nonprofit sector positively impacts all Delawareans.

DANA leads the sector by representing the diverse and inclusive voice of nonprofits in Delaware.

Why Join?

Becoming a member of DANA gives your organization unparalleled access to partnerships and solutions that only DANA provides to its members. As a nonprofit leader, you will enjoy a level of support and coaching that is not readily available all in one place otherwise. You will never need to go it alone again – the Alliance is here for you.

Hear From Our Members:

How DANA Assists Leaders to Create Stronger Nonprofits

Who Joins?

  • More than one-third of all nonprofits providing services in Delaware have enjoyed DANA membership. Join the Alliance and belong to this outstanding group of nonprofits leading the way to sector excellence in Delaware.
  • Nonprofit organizations are the members of DANA. We know that successful nonprofits are a sum of all their parts, DANA programming is applicable for a variety of crucial roles within a nonprofit organization.
Associate Members
  • Associate Members are emerging nonprofits and individual nonprofit professionals.
  • Businesses looking to offer their services in support of nonprofits can join DANA as Associate Members.
Alliance Partners

Is your business interested in investing in the health and vitality of the nonprofit sector here in Delaware?

Learn how to support our Alliance

Coaches and Consultants

Do you have a coaching or advisory practice that nonprofits would value? Learn more about how to become a qualified DANA consultant partner.

Find out if your business is qualified

What Do Members Get?

Nonprofit members benefit from services designed to support capacity-building, nonprofit sustainability, and organizational and leadership excellence, including:

  • affordable, high-quality learning and education
  • advocacy training and support
  • connections to likeminded leaders
  • opportunities to collaborate with fellow nonprofits
  • solutions to challenges nonprofits face
  • sector research
  • access to partners in businesses, state and local government
  • operational and outcomes benchmarks through our national partner, Standards for Excellence®
  • individualized strategic guidance from DANA staff and partner experts
  • numerous discounts and free resources beneficial to nonprofits

Associate Members and Alliance Partners enjoy connection to and interaction with our nonprofit members and benefit from education and resources that DANA makes available to all members.

Benefits For Nonprofit Members:

Join other DANA members who share similar nonprofit roles in a small group setting. Led by a DANA expert, these online communities are designed to foster in-depth learning, facilitate convening and networking, create a shared desire to strive for excellence within the sector, and offer a safe place for nonprofit professionals to connect with each other.

  • Public Policy Community
  • Marketing Community
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Community
  • Fund Development Community (in partnership with AFP)
  • CEO Peer Community

DANA is now offering fund development technical assistance. We will connect you with a technical advisor/consultant who can provide an overall grant review*, assist you in creating a case for support, or provide a financial analysis (such as project budgeting or cash flow analysis). The first review is free for members, with a low rate for additional grant reviews or support. 

Please click here for more information.

*Non-governmental grants only

Some of our signature advisory services include:

  • Board Member searches, new Board member training, board and leadership retreats
  • Board Excellence training and coaching
  • Planning, development, or review of Strategic Plans
  • Implementation assistance for Strategic and Operational plans
  • Financial planning assistance
  • Organizational and personal assessment
  • Outcome evaluations
  • Guided execution for governance, HR, and more
  • Mentoring through imbedded talent within your organization
  • Mission implementation and delivery

Call DANA now to get started with an Advisor! 302-777-5500 Or, email Todd Pipkin, Senior VP of Consulting.

Nonprofit organizations face unique challenges when it comes to sustainability and growth. One of the biggest obstacles is the lack of access to administrative support that is both affordable and experienced in a nonprofit’s day-to-day operations. DANA members can receive $100 off NPVA services provided through The More Thank Giving Co.

NPVAs can help
To grow your organization and fulfill your mission, you need the right people in your corner. MTG Nonprofit Virtual Assistants (NPVAs) are highly trained with the skill set, resources, and experience you need to advance your mission.

Learn more about NPVAs.

View full list of benefits for each membership category

Hear From Our Members:

How DANA helps with capacity building

How Do You Join?

Joining is easy! Just choose your level of membership below. Or, if you need more individualized assistance,
contact DANA Engagement Manager, Dan Davis at [email protected] or call 302-777-5500 Ext 1.

What Does It Cost to Join?


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Do You Want to Renew Your DANA Membership?

If you are already a DANA Member, renew your membership through our member system.

Need help? See renewal instructions or call 302-777-5500 if you have any questions or need assistance.