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2017 IMPACT Delaware Conference
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Thank you to ALL who attended and participated on May 15th!


A DANA conference about Identifying, Measuring, Performing, AligningCommunicating and Tracking outcomes to achieve transformational change in Delaware



Gov. John Carney





Guest Presenter

David Grant

Author of “The Social Profit Handbook”


May 15, 2017

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

At the Chase Center on the Riverfront


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 Free transportation from
Kent and Sussex Counties supported by: 




Keynote Sponsor


Healthy Communities
Breakout Sponsor

Economic Development
Breakout Sponsor


David Grant
Breakout Sponsor


  Transportation Sponsor        


Media Sponsor



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The conference theme was selected to highlight the importance of nonprofits, government and business working together to achieve the impact desired for Delaware. No one sector can do it alone, and our ability to achieve success is tied to our aligning on common goals. When it comes to measuring performance, outcomes are the means to inform donors and contract partners on the progress a nonprofit is making in achieving its desired impact. The conference will provide leaders across the three sectors an opportunity to learn more about outcomes from identifying which ones matter, to qualifying measures of success.

To align our work towards state priorities, Delaware's Governor, John Carney will speak to important impact areas in which nonprofits can partner with each other and the government to make transformative change in Delaware. Facilitated workshops around these subjects will provide a chance for nonprofit and government leaders to engage with each other in these impact areas to define common goals and strategies for their work together. 

Morning Breakout Sessions
(Click here learn more about the Morning Breakout topics)

Afternoon Breakout Sessions
(Click here to learn more about the Afternoon Breakout topics)

Conference Agenda
8:30 - 9:30 Conference Registration
9:30 -10:00 State of the Sector/Annual Meeting
10:00 - 10:30 Networking/Vendor Tables Open
10:30 - 12:00 Morning Breakout Sessions
12:15 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 1:30 Keynote Speaker: Governor John Carney
1:30 - 2:00 Guest Presenter: David Grant
2:15 - 3:45 Afternoon Breakout Sessions
4:00 - 5:00 Networking Reception

Governor John Carney

This year’s conference will feature Keynote Speaker, Governor John Carney who will speak to State priorities and how community based organizations can work together to help him achieve those goals.

About Governor John Carney
Governor John Carney – John will share his vision of State priorities and the partnership with the Social Sector. Born in Wilmington and raised in Claymont, Governor John Carney has been working for the Delaware people for more than 30 years. From 2011 to 2017, John served as Delaware’s lone member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Prior to his time in Congress, John served two terms as Delaware’s Lieutenant Governor. John also served as Chairman of the Delaware Healthcare Commission, the Criminal Justice Council, and the Delaware Science & Technology Council. Under then-Governor Tom Carper, John served as Delaware’s Secretary of Finance and Deputy Chief of Staff. Before that, he was Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for New Castle County, and on the staff of then-Senator Joe Biden.


Guest Presenter

David Grant noted author of The Social Profit Handbook, will offer a brief commentary on the power of alignment and how we can leverage our divergent initiatives to improve outcomes.

About David Grant
David Grant is the former President and CEO of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation in Morristown, New Jersey, where he was responsible for development and evaluation of the programs in the foundation's major areas of giving (Arts, Education, and Environment), as well as the foundation's major initiatives (Poetry, and Nonprofit Capacity Building). Grant now consults with people and organizations that have a social or educational mission, specializing in strategic planning, design of assessment systems, and board development. Grant's career has centered on innovative teaching and learning. He and his wife, Nancy Boyd Grant, co-founded The Mountain School of Milton Academy. He has served as chair of the board of the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers and a member of the board of directors of the Surdna Foundation. He is currently a trustee of three social profit (formerly called nonprofit) organizations. He lives in Strafford, Vermont.








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