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

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.

How Can We Help?


ABN Member Spotlight: Claudia Caballero, Executive Director of Centro Hispano de East Tennessee

Claudia Caballero, Executive Director of Centro Hispano de East Tennessee, knows what it’s like to straddle two worlds and two different cultures. Claudia was born in the western mountains of Honduras and spent most of her early childhood and teens moving between Honduras and the United States. Today, she spends her time supporting the Latino community by helping them to thrive in East Tennessee and the local economy.

Are You Ready for #GivingTuesday?

Did you know that as the holiday spirit increases, so does charitable giving? More charitable donations are made at the end of the year than any other time. A great way to kick off this season of giving is to participate in #GivingTuesday, an annual day of giving event that takes place on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 28, 2017)!

ABN Member Spotlight: ASAP of Anderson County

Stephanie Strutner, the executive director of Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention of Anderson County (ASAP), says that one of the biggest misconceptions people have when they hear of the organization is the belief that they only work with kids in school. Although that is part of the story, ASAP strives to approach substance abuse from a community infrastructure perspective.