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DELAWARE ALLIANCE FOR NONPROFIT ADVANCEMENT INC

Leading the Sector Forward

aka DANA   |   Wilmington, DE   |  www.delawarenonprofit.org

Mission

As the leader of the nonprofit sector, the Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement's mission is to strengthen, enhance, and advance nonprofits and the sector in Delaware through advocacy, training, capacity building, and research.

Ruling year info

1987

President \ CEO

Dr. Sheila Bravo

Main address

100 W. 10th Street, Suite 1012

Wilmington, DE 19801 USA

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Formerly known as

Delaware Association of Nonprofit Agencies

EIN

22-2792474

NTEE code info

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

Management & Technical Assistance (Y02)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Nonprofit Leadership and Boards of Directors constantly need access to resources to help them navigate a changing regulatory and funding climate. They also need access to resources to help them improve their leadership and sustainability strategies. DANA is the only organization committed to advancing nonprofit excellence in Delaware by offering those resources at little to no fee. DANA also serves as an advocate for the nonprofit sector as it relates to issues which impact their ability to effectively and efficiently deliver their services.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Excellence Academy

DANA strengthen's the nonprofit sector by providing training, consulting and mentoring to nonprofit leaders and members of nonprofit Boards of Directors. We are a replication partner for Standards for Excellence, providing accreditation for those nonprofits that so desire.

Population(s) Served
Adults

DANA is the voice of the nonprofit sector as it relates to advocating for funding and regulation through the Delaware State government

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Accreditations


Since 2014

Standards for Excellence Accreditation 2022

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of consulting projects completed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Excellence Academy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

DANA's consulting has continued to grow. 48% of engagements were with returning clients. Small nonprofits have received grant funding to use DANA for customized training and consulting.

Total number of organization members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Sector Advancement

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

DANA membership includes nonprofits, emerging nonprofits, individuals, and small businesses who provide services to nonprofits.

Total number of new organization members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Sector Advancement

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average Quality Rating of Conference (out of 10 pts)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

No conference held in 2021.

Membership Satisfaction % (very satisfied/satisfied)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Sector Advancement

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Data is collected every other year.

Estimated number of funding dollars secured for the sector

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Sector Advancement

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Reflects Grant-in-Aid legislation to fund DE nonprofit (not DANA). In 2020, more dollars were allocated due to Covid-19. In 2022 some allocation was for government programs and excluded in the total.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

DANA's mission is to strengthen Delaware nonprofit's capacity to deliver their missions more effectively and efficiently. We do this through enhancing leadership at the Board and Executive levels through training, consulting, and coaching leaders. We also seek to advance the entire sector through advocacy, convening, and collaborating with other State-wide leaders in philanthropy and government.

Our strategies include: strengthening nonprofit leadership through workshops, executive peer networking, and consulting services such as board development retreats-enhancing nonprofit organizations through workshops, strategic planning support, and other planning. We provide accreditation services through the Standards for Excellence Institute. We advance the nonprofit sector through facilitation of sub-sector collaboration, as well as collaboration with Philanthropy Delaware, the Delaware Community Foundation, and the United Way of Delaware. We serve as the State voice for federal public policy issues through our membership with the National Council of Nonprofits

We have a talented and committed Executive Director, staff, Board, and a pool of talented independent consultants who support our capacity development initiatives. In addition, our membership comprised of over 500 organizations in Delaware, partner with us on a variety of initiatives for advocacy and sector advancement

Membership has grown to over 500 out of an estimated 1500 total public charities operating in the State of Delaware. DANA's leadership in building coalition has helped to support policy that creates conditions for Delaware nonprofits to thrive. During the two-years of pandemic crisis, DANA helped to over 150 nonprofits gain access to PPP loans and Covid-related relief grants through technical assistance. DANA, in partnership with the United Way of Delaware, the Delaware Community Foundation, and Philanthropy Delaware stood up a Covid Strategic Response initiative that included over $5 million in private philanthropy raised to help Delaware nonprofits, disbursing via grants $25 million of the State's CARES Act allocation, and issuing five Covid-related surveys to nonprofits; helping to inform philanthropy and government on their pressing needs throughout the crisis.

Our 2022 membership survey shows continued support for its mission with 100% of members indicating they value DANA's mission, 99% state they are proud to be a DANA member. 53% are very satisfied with their membership an 93% are very+satisfied. 93% and 94% are very+satisfied with DANA's consulting and training respectively.

In 2022 DANA also expanded its programs to support diversity, equity, and inclusion. Its 2022 Board and Leadership Diversity survey profiles the diversity of board and senior leadership in Delaware nonprofits as well as their actions to improve diversity. DANA has new programs to help nonprofits with their DEI-related needs.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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DELAWARE ALLIANCE FOR NONPROFIT ADVANCEMENT INC

Board of directors
as of 03/01/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms Fayetta Blake

Pathways to Success

Term: 2020 - 2025

Fay Blake

Pathways to Success

Jennifer Cho

Barclays Bank

Patti Grimes

Carl M. Freeman Foundation

Vita Pickrum

Delaware State University

Joanne Reilly

Retired

Charles Vincent

SpurImpact

Vickie Young Beam

Cover & Rossiter

Lisa Luchesse

JPMorgan Chase

Mary Van Veen

Retired

Thomas Sheridan

The Sheridan Group

Guillermina Gonzalez

Wilmington University

Charles Nangeroni

Cash Connect

Doris Griffin

Delaware Adolescent Program

Robert McCreary

Amancer Counseling and Resource Center

Emily Leach

Visa

Kathleen Hawkins

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner, & Smith

Kevin Gilmore

Sussex County Habitat for Humanity

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/1/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/22/2019

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.