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DANA Membership Update

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by Daniel Davis, Engagement Manager What a year of membership we’ve had at DANA!  In 2022, we’ve welcome almost 100 new members, bringing our membership to over 530 nonprofits around the state of Delaware.  In the last few months, over 75% of our members have utilized their membership in some meaningful way, from attending an […]

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The Role of Nonprofits During an Election Cycle

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By Jalissia Haynes As Delaware’s midterm elections ramp up to election day, many nonprofits may be cautiously sitting on the sidelines anxiously awaiting the people’s decision on who will govern us in the next legislative session. However, 501c3 organizations do not have to play the role of passive bystanders nor should they! Because of the […]

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The Role and Value of Consulting Assistance

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By Pamela Leland, PhD, EVP/ Member Support Programs When I was in my early twenties, I decided I wanted to learn how to quilt. I had made many of my clothes growing up (something that was common at that time) and I felt confident in my sewing skills. What did I do? I bought a […]

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On the Road to Diversity: Is Delaware Nonprofit Leadership Reflective of the Community?

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Sheila Bravo, President & CEO DANA (Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement) What does diversity mean for a nonprofit’s board and leadership? Diversity reflects many different characteristics that can include gender, age, race, ethnicity, education, professional experience, physical disabilities, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status. Diversity will be specific to an individual organization based on its mission, the […]

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DEI Report 2022

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DANA Report Highlights Diversity Profile of Delaware Nonprofit Boards And Leaders As part of its continuing efforts to provide resources to nonprofits on diversity policies and practices, DANA, the Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement has released it’s 2022 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Report. The study seeks to understand the current makeup of Delaware nonprofit boards […]

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Legislative Session is Over – Nonprofit Advocacy Must Continue

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by Melissa Hopkins, Executive Vice President of Sector Advancement After what felt like an exceptionally long legislative session, we have reached the final day of the second half of the 151st General Assembly. This year, the legislature did a remarkable job of moving back to an in-person environment while maintaining virtual engagement opportunities. DANA advocated […]

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