Workshops & Events

Workshops & Events

Nonprofit Advocacy for Beginners: Players, Process and Practice (Wilmington)

100 W. 10th Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Community Service Building

Community Services Building
100 W. 10th Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

Monday, June 3, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) (EDT)

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


DANA Members$50. Not a member yet? $100
Contact DANA for a $5.00 discount per attendee if registering 3 or more attendees from your 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 Cancellation & Refund Policy

Workshop registrations will not be confirmed until registration is complete and paid in full.

Cancellations must be at least 7 days prior to the scheduled workshop date to receive a full refund. No shows and cancellations within 7 days of the workshop will not receive a refund of their registration cost. To cancel or reschedule, please submit an email to Louise Koonce at

Cancellation by DANA

Dana may cancel workshops due to insufficient enrollment or inclement weather. Registrants will be offered the option to reschedule to a future workshop or to receive a full refund.

DANA is not responsible for any expenses incurred by the registrant is a workshop is cancelled.

Event Details

Participants will gain understanding of Delaware’s General Assembly, the process and timing for legislative activity, and the practice of policymaker engagement on behalf of your organization’s interests. This workshop is intended to offer a baseline understanding of advocacy in Delaware and how best to start building relationships for results.

Instructor: Melissa Hopkins
Melissa brings a background in building partnerships, driving policy and advocacy to DANA. She was formerly the Director of External Affairs at the Rodel Foundation, where for the past five years she has guided policy strategy for education reform. As part of her work, she has been instrumental in creating a strong network of business, nonprofit, and school-based partners to advance the interests of Delaware students. 

Prior to her work at Rodel, she was Legislative Aide for the Majority Leader and Majority Whip in the Delaware House of Representatives. Before that, she held positions with the New Castle County Council and the University of Delaware in the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy. A lifelong learner, she is pursuing her Masters in Public Administration at Wilmington University. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Delaware, and is a Leadership Delaware Fellow Alum. She has served as a board member with several Delaware nonprofits, and currently sits on the board of the Newark Day Nursery. 


Additional Information
Event Contact:
Rodney Saunders
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