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Executive Director (E2E) Peer Networking Session (Georgetown)

Executive Director (E2E) Peer Networking Session (Wilmington)

Executive Director (E2E) Peer Networking Session (Dover)

Financial Excellence Workshop (Wilmington)



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Enhancing Your Success

"From the very beginning, you've kept our ship on a steady course as we've encountered some pretty rough seas along the way."
-Ben Osbun, Board Chair of Cathedral Choir School


DANA’s Excellence Academy exists for your success! We work with you to maximize your nonprofit’s potential and transform your organization to operate more efficiently and effectively. Pairing our highly trained consultants with your nonprofit and ensuring a good fit is a high priority. The range of their expertise is broad and includes board excellence, organizational development, leadership, strategic planning, and more. Each service is always customized to meet your specific needs and goals.

Board Excellence


It’s proven: Strong, high-performing boards equal high-performing organizations. Transform your board into a magnet for talent! Take your board, and thereby your organization, from good to great.

  • Understand the various aspects of board governance including legal, financial oversight, providing resources and planning for success
  • Learn the important roles for board members relative to staff, and the shared leadership of the Board Chair and Executive Director
  • Gain insights on ways your board can strengthen its leadership and help your organization move its mission forward
  • Work with DANA consultants to customize your board’s development needs based on your board’s culture and operating practices
Leadership and Team Building


The success and effectiveness of any organization always begins at the top. Discover your own team dynamics and how to leverage your team’s strengths.

  • Dig deeper into leadership development and capacity building
  • Understand what leadership skills are needed in today’s highly networked, collaborative environment
  • Outline pathways for development for staff to become the next generation of leaders in your organization
  • Delve into different leadership roles that play out at the board and organizational level
Strategic Planning and Operations


Uncover your organization’s path forward, and ensure your organization’s environment is primed for effectiveness and efficiency.

  • Keep it top-level with strategic planning; we’ll facilitate the process to your needs whether a one day retreat or a step by step method to establish your goals, strategies, and objectives
  • Pursuit of Greatness Strategic Planning goes in-depth into strategic planning using Jim Collins’ inputs of greatness to achieve outputs of greatness for your nonprofit
  • Organizational Development dives into enhancing your organizational performance, plus individual development
  • Discover outcome development and measurement critical to all organizations!

Board Retreats


Boards who take time to explore issues related to mission, take time to plan for the future, and evaluate board operations give themselves an advantage in a dynamic and often volatile market.

DANA provides customized board retreat facilitation for nonprofit boards. Our team of expert facilitators with backgrounds in governance, standards for excellence, organizational development and leadership are at the ready to help your board move towards the future.


Our Full Line of Services

DANA offers a wide variety of services, all available to be customized to transform your organization and enhance your success. Examples include:

  • Financial management and sustainability planning
  • Human Resource Consulting: HR strategic and succession planning, policy creation, and audit procedures
  • Fund Development: Open up the possibilities of your own friend and fund raising
  • Program Development and Project Management: Specifically tailored to your nonprofits programs and projects!


Contact DANA today!

Paul Stock - - 302.777.5500




Many thanks to our Alliance Partners for their support of our Excellence Academy!