DANA, the Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement, was formed in 1986 as an association for the purpose of supporting nonprofits in group purchasing. Over the decades, the agency evolved to include advocacy and training. In 2012, the agency rebranded from an association for nonprofits to an alliance for nonprofit advancement to make a much more significant impact on the nonprofit community, and engage funders and business leaders in advancing nonprofit excellence. DANA repositioned itself as a capacity building agency for nonprofits and the nonprofit sector. Today, it continues to advocate for the sector, but in addition provides industry-leading training and consulting services ranging from board governance to planning and financial excellence.
DANA developed a new three-year strategic plan (2017-2019) which was approved by its Board in September 2016. Areas of focus include:
Strengthening nonprofit organizational processes in the areas of strategic planning (including outcome measurement and finances) and board development.
Offering training, consulting and mentoring programs for nonprofit leaders to develop skills in networking, planning, operational management, and change management delivered through individual, group training, conferences and fellowship programs.
Serving as an advocate and representing the sector on public policies that impact Delaware nonprofits and communities.
Providing research and access to leading proprietary research resources on local, state and national trends.
DANA is a membership organization providing valuable services to nonprofits in Delaware. Working together, we make Delaware a better place for its citizens to live, work, and play.
The Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
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