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.

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.
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:
BenefitBenefit ValueMember NonprofitAssociate Member
EmergingIndividualSmall 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 developmentIncredible Check Icon Check Icon Check Icon Check Icon
Free data on sector researchUseful & DE specific Check Icon Check Icon Check Icon Check Icon
Discounts on Workshops and Webinars$40 - $50 Check Icon Check Icon Check Icon Check Icon
Free 15 minute presentation to Boards of Directors on DANA’s services$35 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
Listing on DANA website with link to organization siteDriving Awareness Check Icon Check Icon Check Icon Check Icon
Reduced ticket rates for Annual ConferenceSend Check Icon Check Icon Check Icon Check Icon
Free Job Posting on DANA website for all positions$25 ea. for 30 days Check Icon
Social Media Postings on Member NewsEngaging! Check Icon
Discount on annual Grantstation subscription$600 and more Check Icon
Discount for Standards for Excellence AccreditationVaries Check Icon
Access to discounts on D&O insurance, HR solutions and Retirement ProgramsA 20% savings Check Icon
Free compensation data from Guidestar for select nonprofit positionsHard to get! Check Icon
Bonus Benefits
Advocacy - DANA serves as a champion for the Nonprofit SectorA Voice for more Funding Check Icon Check Icon Check Icon Check Icon
Advancing connections through Exclusive Member networking sessionsIncalcuable Check Icon Check Icon Check Icon Check Icon
Free membership with National Council of NonprofitsInvaluable Check Icon
Elect DANA Board of DirectorsPowerful! Check Icon

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.
CategoryOperational Budget
Small Business$300
Nonprofit0 - $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.