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2017 DANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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BOARD CHAIR BASICS

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Tuesday, February 7 - 9:00 a - 12:00 p Wilmington Wednesday, February 8 - 9:00 a - 12:00 p Dover Thursday, February 9 - 9:00 a - 12:00 p Georgetown INSTRUCTOR: SHEILA BRAVO Accepting the nomination as Board Chair comes with both leadership and management responsibilities to ensure the board is operating with excellence.  In this workshop, participants will gain insights on the role of board chair, strategies for leading transformational meetings, engaging board members and the important relationship with the nonprofit’s Executive Director.
$50 DANA Members $100 Non-members Contact DANA for a $5 Discount  when registering 3 or more attendees from the same organization (Members Only).
NOTE: In order to have a meaningful experience, a minimum of 3 attendees must be registered for the event to proceed.

BOARD EXCELLENCE

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Tuesday, January 24 - 9:00 a - 12:00 p Wilmington Wednesday, January 25 - 9:00 a - 12:00 p  Dover Thursday, January 26 - 9:00 a - 12:00 p Wilmington AM INSTRUCTOR: SHEILA BRAVO This Signature DANA Training will highlight the important aspects of board governance universal to small and large nonprofits alike, as well as nationally accepted best practices. Topics will include: Six areas of Board responsibility and best practices Setting Vision and Planning Oversight and accountability Roles and responsibilities of board members and CEOs Performance & Evaluation Questions to prompt transformational thinking at board meetings This program is specifically designed to help develop the governance function of nonprofit Boards of Directors, and thereby the long-term community impact of the nonprofit organizations themselves. A trained governance consultant who will take the organization through hands-on learning based on nationally accepted best practices. Executive Directors, Chairs, and Board Members are encouraged to register.
$50 DANA Members $100 Non-members Contact DANA for a $5 Discount  when registering 3 or more attendees from the same organization (Members Only).
NOTE: In order to have a meaningful experience, a minimum of 3 attendees must be registered for the event to proceed.

BOARD RECRUITING & ONBOARDING

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Tuesday, March 21 - 9:00 a  12:00 p Wilmington (Community Services Bldg., Room 9) Wednesday, March 22 - 9:00 a - 12:00 p Dover (Modern Maturity Center, East Conference Room) Thursday, March 23 - 9:00 a - 12:00 p Georgetown (CHEER Community Center) INSTRUCTOR: SHEILA BRAVO Having the right people at the board table is an important element in board excellence. The ability for a new board member to gain the confidence and knowledge to participate in important discussions is related to how they are recruited and the orientation process. In this workshop, participants will discuss board recruiting and onboarding processes that can stimulate engagement, not only for new Directors, but with tenured board members as well.
$50 DANA Members $100 Non-members Contact DANA for a $5 Discount  when registering 3 or more attendees from the same organization (Members Only).
NOTE: In order to have a meaningful experience, a minimum of 3 attendees must be registered for the event to proceed.

NONPROFIT GOVERNANCE

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Wednesday, March 8 - 8:00 a - 10:00 a Wilmington (Hagley Museum and Library - Soda House) INSTRUCTOR: CHARLES ELSON Director of The John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance University of Delaware Nationally acclaimed governance expert, Charles Elson will speak with nonprofit leaders on the role and impact of good governance.  As the market landscape rapidly changes, nonprofits require greater capacity to adapt quickly, while also remaining transparent to donors.  The role of the board and its governance policies are more critical than ever.  Thanks to a generous grant from M&T Bank, this event is free to Delaware nonprofits.  The event will include a continental breakfast, Charles’ talk and time for questions and networking.   Made possible by a generous grant from:
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DANA 2017 TRAINING COURSE SCHEDULE

ANNUAL DELAWARE STATE BUDGET REVIEW

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Friday, February 17 - 9:00 a - 12:00 p Georgetown INSTRUCTOR: JOHN BAKER Description pending. Please check back soon.
NOTE: In order to have a meaningful experience, a minimum of 3 attendees must be registered for the event to proceed.

DELAWARE EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE

& HOT TOPICS

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Wednesday, January 11 - 9:00 a - 11:00 a Wilmington INSTRUCTOR: JENNIFER JAUFFRET Employment law continues to change both at the federal and State Level.  In addition to new federal regulations, Delaware passed some of new anti-discrimination laws in 2016.  Join Jennifer Jauffret, Director at Richards, Layton & Finder, P.A. to learn more about new federal and state law laws, including the FLSA, Title VII (including LGBT and pregnancy updates), new Protected Classes under Delaware Anti-discrimination laws (including reproductive health decisions, family caregiver responsibilities and victim protection), and Delaware’s Wage Disclosure law.  In addition to learning the nuances of the laws and implications to nonprofit employers, we will discuss ways to inform and incorporate these new regulations into employee communications.
$0 DANA Members $40 Non-members Contact DANA for a $5 Discount  when registering 3 or more attendees from the same organization (Members Only).
NOTE: In order to have a meaningful experience, a minimum of 3 attendees must be registered for the event to proceed.

GRANTWRITING WORKSHOP

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Tuesday, May 2 - 9:00 a - 12:00 p Wilmington (Community Service Bldg., Room 9) Wednesday, May 3 - 9:00 a - 12:00 p Dover (CenDel Foundation) Thursday, May 4 - 9:00 a - 12:00 p Georgetown (CHEER Community Center) INSTRUCTOR: JOHN BAKER Are you new to the fundraising field, just looking for an opportunity to brush up on the basics, program staff looking to fund a new initiative, or trying to move beyond basics and enhance your grantwriting skills? If so, this workshop is for you! This workshop encourages participation and sharing of organization grant efforts. Participants should bring a current grant proposal which will be used as we... Review formats & basic elements of a grant proposal and types and sources of “program” funding. Link grant requests to organization mission, program objectives, and community need. Identify strategies for marketing your grant request - communicating with “funders”. Review resources for locating appropriate funders and assistance. Analyze each part of a successful grant “Wordsmith” for clarity, conciseness, and completeness. Assess the “ask” – how much, how often…
$40 DANA Members $80 Non-members Contact DANA for a $5 Discount  when registering 3 or more attendees from the same organization (Members Only).
NOTE: In order to have a meaningful experience, a minimum of 3 attendees must be registered for the event to proceed.

NONPROFIT FINANCE FUND WEBINAR SERIES (2017)

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PRESENTER: NONPROFIT FINANCE FUND MAR 14 - Planning for a Range of Scenarios MAR 21 - Managing a Dashboard APR 18 - Beyond Compliance: Strategic Financial Management APR 25 - Planning for Effective Capitalization MAY 2 - Cash Flow: What You Need to Know MAY 9 - Growth, Earned Income Ventures & Endowments MAY 16 - Facility Projects: Planning for Success MAY 23 - Strategic Alliance, Collaborations and Mergers When registering, under “Other Information”, be sure to select our name (DANA) from the drop-down referral list. Full webinar packages are offered at a 15% discount, or to purchase individual webinars, enter the promotional code SAVE10 for a 10% discount.
When registering, under “Other Information”, be sure to select our name (DANA) from the drop-down referral list. Full webinar packages are offered at a 15% discount, or to purchase individual webinars, enter the promotional code SAVE10 for a 10% discount.

STRATEGIC PLANNING TOWARD GREATNESS

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Tuesday, April 18 - 9:00 a - 12:00 p Wilmington (Community Service Bldg., Room 9) Wednesday, April 19 - 9:00 a - 12:00 p Dover (CenDel Foundation) Thursday, April 20 - 9:00 a - 12:00 p Georgetown (CHEER Community Center) INSTRUCTOR: PAUL STOCK In an effort to maximize what we have learned from Jim Collins, author of Good to Great and the Social Sectors, we will provide foundational principles of “greatness” from his work and give in-depth training on an integrated strategic planning framework.  The principles of greatness we review will examine foundational elements of your organization to consider for inclusion in your strategic plan.    Participants will come away from this session with: The Principles of greatness from best selling author Jim Collins’ works An integrated strategic planning framework to get your staff and board moving in the same direction and a tool to keep you on track. Guidelines to create measurable objectives which reflect superior performance and distinctive impact
$40 DANA Members $80 Non-members Contact DANA for a $5 Discount  when registering 3 or more attendees from the same organization (Members Only).
NOTE: In order to have a meaningful experience, a minimum of 3 attendees must be registered for the event to proceed.

STANDARDS FOR EXCELLENCE

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Tuesday, April 4 - 9:00 a - 12:00 p Wilmington (TBD) Wednesday, April 5 - 9:00 a - 12:00 p Dover (Modern Maturity Center, East Conference Room) Thursday, April 6 - 9:00 a - 12:00 p Georgetown (CHEER Community Center) INSTRUCTOR: JOHN BAKER These best practices, which have been correlated to increase funding potential, can help increase your organization’s funding by demonstrating to the public and funders that you are taking steps to go from “good to great.”  Check out the “Standards Effect” of “More Money to your Mission”: 12% Organizations saw a 12% average increase in the amount of direct public support in the three years following their application date. A recent study of 102 nonprofit organizations that have received the Standards for Excellence accreditation compared with peer organizations of similar size and industry examined the impact of acquiring the certification. Significant findings include: The accredited organizations exhibit tangible benefits from participating in the Standards for Excellence program The accreditation process is associated with an increase direct public support Research Supporting Accreditation
$40 DANA Members $80 Non-members Contact DANA for a $5 Discount  when registering 3 or more attendees from the same organization (Members Only).
NOTE: In order to have a meaningful experience, a minimum of 3 attendees must be registered for the event to proceed.
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Thanks to a generous grant from M&T Bank, this event is free to Delaware nonprofits.

DEFINING AND MEASURING OUTCOMES

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Tuesday, April 25  - 9:00 a - 12:00 p Wilmington (Community Services Bldg., Room 6) Wednesday, April 26 - 9:00 a - 12:00 p Dover (CenDel Foundation Community Building) Thursday, April 27 - 9:00 a - 12:00 p Georgetown (CHEER Community Center) INSTRUCTOR: JANET TILLMAN Grant makers and Government contractors are evaluating the effectiveness of their funding.  More and more nonprofits are expected to identify, measure and track performance towards outcomes.  In 2017 and into 2018, DANA will provide a series of opportunities for nonprofit leaders, their staff and board members to better understand what outcomes are compared to outputs.  And how to identify, measure, perform to, align with others, communicate and track outcomes.  This series will kick off in April, and will include the upcoming DANA annual conference, followed by additional workshops and facilitated sessions to support your efforts to manage and promote impact.
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TELLING THE STORY OF YOUR IMPACT:

OUTCOMES REPORTING

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Tuesday, June 13 - 9:00 a - 12:00 p Wilmington (Community Service Bldg., Room 109) Wednesday, June 14 - 9:00 a - 12:00 p Dover (Modern Maturity Center) Thursday, June 15 - 9:00 a - 12:00 p Georgetown (CHEER Community Center) INSTRUCTOR: JANET TILLMAN Grant makers and Government contractors are  evaluating the effectiveness of their funding.  More and more nonprofits are expected to identify, measure and track performance towards outcomes.  In 2017 and into 2018, DANA will provide a series of opportunities for nonprofit leaders, their staff and board members to better understand what outcomes are compared to outputs.  And how to identify, measure, perform to, align with others, communicate and track outcomes.   This series will kick off in April, and will include the upcoming DANA annual conference, followed by additional workshops and facilitated sessions to support your efforts to manage and promote impact. This three hour workshop will build upon the April session, where participants will learn how to communicate outcomes data to stakeholders and funders in a concise manner.  This includes not only the numbers, the defining the context and significance of the information to help drive continuous improvement or innovation.
$40 DANA Members $80 Non-members Those who sign up before or on May 15th will benefit with a $10 discount.
NOTE: In order to have a meaningful experience, a minimum of 3 attendees must be registered for the event to proceed.
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More Coming Soon….DANA will be offering facilitated sessions where nonprofits with similar missions or target clients can come together to discuss what outcomes they could align around to help multiply their impact across the state.
$0 DANA Members $40 Non-members All participants will receive a $10 discount towards their registration for the DANA annual conference scheduled for May 15, 2017.
NOTE: In order to have a meaningful experience, a minimum of 3 attendees must be registered for the event to proceed.

E2E - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

PEER NETWORKING SESSION

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MARCH - Mon., 27 | Tues., 28 | Wed., 29 Georgetown, Wilmington, Dover APRIL - Mon., 24 | Tues., 25 | Wed., 26 Georgetown, Wilmington, Dover MAY - Mon., 30 | Tues., 31 | JUNE Wed., 1 Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown JUNE - Mon., 26 | Tues., 27 | Wed., 28 Georgetown, Wilmington, Dover INSTRUCTOR: SHEILA BRAVO These closed-door sessions will allow Executive Directors to learn best practices on topics unique to their role, as well as discuss challenges and opportunities they face in their leadership.  This new program is available in three locations each month to member Executive Director/CEOs only.  Facilitated by DANA CEO Sheila Bravo, the discussion groups will encourage peer learning on timely meaningful topics. The first session in March will be a DANA selected topic.  After that monthly session topics will be promoted based on the interest expressed from previous month participants. Session flow: 15 minutes best practice sharing by Sheila Bravo on selected topic 15 -20 minute discussion by group participants on the promoted topic Remaining time will be open for discussion on issues brought forth by the participants
$10 DANA Members $20 Non-members Contact DANA for a $5 Discount  when registering 3 or more attendees from the same organization (Members Only).
NOTE: In order to have a meaningful experience, a minimum of 3 attendees must be registered for the event to proceed.
DANA 2017 TRAINING COURSE SCHEDULE
DANA 2017 TRAINING COURSE SCHEDULE