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Dues Rate Change

Per the 2021 Delaware Nurses Association bylaws:

  • Annual dues shall include that portion of the American Nurses Association (ANA) Assessment Factor based on the Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers (CPI-U) as determined by the ANA Membership Assembly.
  • In the event that the rate of dues payable to ANA changes; the dues collected will proportionally change.
  • The DNA Board of Directors sets the dues rate for membership levels.

Tax Deductibility of Member Dues & Donations

Dues paid by individuals to professional, membership, and/or fraternal organizations are not generally considered tax deductible as a charitable donation under the U.S. Internal Revenue Service Tax Code. However, dues paid by a self-employed member, an employer, institution, or specific kinds of trusts, may be tax deductible to those entities as a business expense.

Financial donations to the Delaware Nurses Association (DNA) are not tax deductible.

Because it is the goal of the Delaware Nurses Association to always act in the best interest of its members and because each individual's financial circumstances are unique, DNA recommends that you always seek the counsel of your tax adviser.

Form 990

The Delaware Nurses Association Form 990s are available on GuideStar. Before being posted on GuideStar, the Form 990 will be made available either upon request and reimbursement of copy costs or by other means allowable under the applicable Treasury Regulations.

The financial statements will not be made available to the public, other than as reported on the annual Form 990. The financial statements are unaudited and are for reporting purposes to the Delaware Nurses Association Board of Directors only. The financial statements represent the current understanding of the financial picture at that snapshot in time, and as such are reviewed by the Board of Directors.

Without an independent audit or review of the financial statements and the information from which they are prepared, DNA believes that it would be unwise to make them available to the public. The information set forth in the Form 990 has at least received the advice of the Association’s independent accountant in its preparation, and to that extent, is a better picture of the Association’s financial condition than the informal financial statements presented to the Board of Directors during the year.

Privacy Policy

The Delaware Nurses Association (DNA) places a high priority on protecting your privacy. This privacy policy was created in order to demonstrate the firm commitment of the Delaware Nurses Association to the privacy of our members, activity participants and website users.

Contact Information Privacy

The Delaware Nurses Association does not provide, sell, or rent email addresses or contact information of our members or participants of DNA educational activities/events to third parties with the exception of our publisher, Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency, Inc. and our national organization, the American Nurses Association.

How Your Contact Information is Used

The Delaware Nurses Association uses the membership services of the American Nurses Association to handle the business of managing the DNA membership. ANA will mail your membership card, membership renewal notice, publications, and other mailings as needed.

Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency, Inc. is the authorized publisher of the DNA quarterly publication, the DNA Reporter. This publications is free to all nurses in Delaware. Your contact information may be shared with both organizations for purposes of membership and promoting DNA/ANA services, activities and publications.

By providing your e-mail address you authorize DNA and ANA to use it to communicate with you. DNA uses your personal information to provide you with personalized service; to send educational activity evaluations; to send e-mail alerts to you; to answer your requests; to process your membership application; etc. You may choose to opt out at any time.

How Your Payment Information is Used

Payment information including credit card and checks is used solely for the collection of membership dues, conference/convention registration, and product/service purchases when applicable.


What Personally Identifiable Information is Collected

Individuals that sign up to receive DNA e-communications or register for an educational activity/event voluntarily provide us with contact information (such as name and e-mail address). DNA may use this information for specific, limited purposes. You may always "opt out," either now or at any time in the future, if you do not wish to receive our messages.

IP addresses

The Delaware Nurses Association uses individual IP addresses for statistical metrics used to track website visitor traffic. This lets DNA see which of our features are the most popular so we can better serve our users' needs. It also lets us provide aggregate data about our traffic (not identifying you personally, but showing how many visitors used which features, for example) to outside parties.

Cookies uses "cookie" messages to automatically help provide better services. They remind us who you are and your preferences for our website based on what you've done and told us before. The "cookie" is placed in your computer and is read when you come back to our website. Cookies let us take you to the information and features you're particularly interested in. They also let us track your usage of, so we know which parts of our sites are most popular. You can reject cookies or cancel them by instructing your Web browser accordingly.

External Links

This site may contain links to third parties or to affiliates of DNA for multiple purposes such as for convenience, for additional information or content, or for processing forms, credit cards and for other purposes. In any case, those sites are likely to have a separate privacy policy for which you are responsible to read. DNA takes no responsibility for those sites’ privacy policies, for the content on such sites, or for their policies of collecting information.


DNA may amend this privacy policy from time to time; please review it periodically. DNA maintains the option to modify this privacy at any time by electronic notice posted on our website. Your continued use of our website after the date that such notices are posted will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms.

Code of Ethics

This policy is not intended as a stand-alone policy. It does not embody the totality of the Delaware Nurses Association ethical standards, nor does it answer every ethical question or issue that might arise. Rather, it is one element of a broader effort to create and maintain a quality organization that gives ethical conduct the highest priority.

Board members, Committee members and staff should:

  • Listen to our stakeholders and make all reasonable efforts to satisfy their needs and concerns within the scope of our mission, and to strive for excellence and innovation and demonstrate professional respect and responsiveness to constituents, donors and others.
  • Make an effort to understand, respect and support our constituents from other cultures, exemplified by the contributions of our staff and executive leadership, and to contribute to an organizational culture that respects the diverse, individual contributions of staff and leadership.
  • Respect the confidentiality of sensitive information about the Delaware Nurses Association, its members, constituents, donors, Board, and employees.
  • Comply with applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations and fiduciary responsibilities in an effort to create transparency in all of our operations.
  • For the Board of Directors, provide credible and effective oversight to the Association’s work without personal bias.
  • Not accept commissions, gifts, payments, loans, promises of future benefits or other items of value from anyone who has or may seek some benefit from the Delaware Nurses Association in return, other than occasional gifts of nominal value that are in keeping with good business ethics.
  • Abide by the governing documents and policies of the Delaware Nurses Association.
  • Be accountable for adhering to this Code of Ethics.
  • Implement and follow the DNA Conflict of Interest Policy.
  • Implement and follow the DNA Whistleblower Policy.
  • Act at all times in accordance with the highest ethical standards and in the best interest of the Association, its members, constituents, donors, and reputation.
  • Openly and honestly tell the truth.
  • Honor DNA commitments and promises to the best of our abilities.
  • Appropriately acknowledge contributions from other individuals and organizations who help facilitate DNA goals.
  • Not be deceptive in DNA fundraising activities or in prospecting for new members to join the Delaware Nurses Association.

Conflict of Interest Policy

The purpose of this Conflict of Interest Policy is to protect the interests of the Delaware Nurses Association when it is contemplating entering into a transaction or arrangement that might benefit the private interests of a DNA Board Member or might result in a possible excess benefit transaction.

This policy is intended to supplement, but not replace, any applicable state and federal laws governing conflicts of interest applicable to nonprofit and charitable organizations.

Any Delaware Nurses Association Board of Directors member, principal officer, or member of a Committee with governing Board delegated powers, who has a direct or indirect financial interest is an interested person. A person has a financial interest if the person has, directly or indirectly, through business, investment, or family:

  • An ownership or investment interest in any entity with which DNA has a transaction or arrangement,
  • A compensation arrangement with DNA or with any entity or individual with which DNA has a transaction or arrangement, or
  • A potential ownership or investment interest in, or compensation arrangement with, any entity or individual with which DNA is negotiating a transaction or arrangement.

Compensation includes direct and indirect remuneration as well as gifts or favors that are not insubstantial.

A financial interest is not necessarily a conflict of interest. A person who has a financial interest may have a conflict of interest only if the Board or Executive Committee decides that a conflict of interest exists, in accordance with this policy.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Delaware Nurses Association (DNA) does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. DNA is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for staff, volunteers, contractors, vendors, and clients.

Delaware Nurses Association is an equal opportunity employer. DNA will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Reporting Misconduct and Whistleblower Protection

Delaware Nurses Association (DNA) requires officers, committee chairs and employees to observe high standards of business and personal ethics in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities. Employees and DNA representatives must practice honestly and with integrity in fulfilling responsibilities and complying with all applicable laws and regulations.

This Whistleblower Policy is intended to encourage and enable employees and others to raise serious concerns internally so that DNA can address and correct inappropriate conduct and actions. It is the responsibility of all Board members, employees and volunteers to report concerns about violations of the ANA Code of Ethics with Interpretative Statements or suspected violations of law or regulations that govern the operations of the Association.


It is contrary to the values of DNA for anyone to retaliate against any Board member, employee or volunteer who in good faith reports an ethics violation, or a suspected violation of law, such as a complaint of discrimination, or suspected fraud, or suspected violation of any regulation governing the operations of the Association. An employee who retaliates against someone who has reported a violation in good faith is subject to discipline up to and including termination of employment.

DNA has an open door policy and suggests that employees and volunteers share their questions, concerns, suggestions or complaints with the Executive Director or DNA President. If an employee is not comfortable speaking with the Executive Director or the DNA President or are not satisfied with the Executive Director or DNA President’s response, employees and volunteers are encouraged to speak with a member of the Executive Committee.

The Executive Director or DNA President are required to report complaints or concerns about suspected ethical and legal violations in writing to the Board of Directors who have the responsibility to investigate all reported complaints. Employees or volunteers with concerns or complaints may also submit their concerns in writing directly to the Executive Director or the Executive Committee.

The Executive Committee is responsible for ensuring that all complaints about unethical or illegal conduct are investigated and resolved. The Executive Committee will advise the Executive Director and/or the Board of Directors of all complaints and their resolution and will report to the Board of Directors compliance activity relating to accounting or alleged financial improprieties.

Anyone filing a written complaint concerning a violation or suspected violation must be acting in good faith and have reasonable grounds for believing the information disclosed indicates a violation. Any allegations that prove not to be substantiated and which prove to have been made maliciously or knowingly to be false will be viewed as a serious disciplinary offense.

Violations or suspected violations may be submitted on a confidential basis by the complainant. Reports of violations or suspected violations will be kept confidential to the extent possible, consistent with the need to conduct an adequate investigation.

The Executive Director or DNA President will notify the person who submitted a complaint and acknowledge receipt of the reported violation or suspected violation. All reports will be promptly investigated and appropriate corrective action will be taken if warranted by the investigation.

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