The Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement held its 2018 IMPACT Delaware Annual Conference on April 26 at University of Delaware’s Clayton Hall.

Participants ranged from nonprofit employees and board members to philanthropy and business leaders. Gov. John Carney started the day with remarks regarding the importance of the nonprofit community to the state of Delaware. Attendees dedicated time to learning about the many facets of nonprofit sustainability, beginning with keynote Steven Zimmerman’s “Competencies for Sustainability.”

Breakout sessions provided attendees key strategies to ensure sustainability depending on their individual organizations’ interests. Sessions included “Sustaining Mission through Advocacy,” “Organizational Considerations for Sustainable Collective Impact,” “Building Brand Reputation,” “Trend Watching,” “Planning for Leadership Continuity” and “Strategic Planning with Lego Serious Play.”

DANA also announced the election of two new members to the board of directors during the Conference: Charles Vincent, owner and managing partner of Innovincent, and Vickie Young Beam, principal in the audit department of Cover & Rossiter.

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