EmpoweringEast Tennessee Nonprofits

What We Do

Alliance for Better Nonprofits (ABN) is a training and resource center for the nonprofits of East Tennessee.
Once a nonprofit joins, ABN provides an opportunity for members to learn, grow and engage in a powerful way.

How Membership Works: Nonprofit organizations are eligible for membership. Our members receive discounts on training classes and consulting services as well as access to free events and resources for an unlimited number of staff, board members and volunteers.

Who We Are

We connect our members to nonprofit peers, leaders, and experts, as well as to the foundations, philanthropists, businesses and university partners committed to making the community stronger through better nonprofits.

Meet The Alliance

How Can We Help?

Blog

The Bender Method

The Alliance for Better Nonprofits strives to find trainers and consultants who are passionate about nonprofits, and Jack Bender is a prime example of someone who truly cares about his work. His experience with the YMCA in various cities and on local and national association levels gave him the insight to develop what’s been coined as “The Bender Method” to board evaluation. 

3 Things to Consider Before Using a Consultant

Knowing what your organization needs, what the role of your consultant is, and how to prepare for your project will ensure that you get the most out of your relationship with your consultant.

Double-Dipping: ABN Approved

Earn Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) credits and an ABN Certificate in Nonprofit Human Resources in 2017!