2017 ABN Fundraising Conference

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 7:30am-4:30pm

The Regas Building, Knoxville, TN

The Alliance for Better Nonprofits 2017 Fundraising Conference is designed to equip all levels of nonprofit professionals to create greater mission impact through fund development.

This one-day event features national speakers, best-in-class workshop facilitators, expert panelists, networking opportunities, mini consulting sessions, and more!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Are you a business owner? Make a name for yourself in the nonprofit community by promoting and showcasing your business to nonprofit leaders at the 2017 ABN Board Excellence Conference! 

Download the Sponsor Registration Packet



EARLY BIRD: $135 per attendee

After 8/1/17: $160 per attendee

After 9/1/17: $185 per attendee



EARLY BIRD: $435 per attendee

After 8/1/17: $460 per attendee

After 9/1/17: $485 per attendee


Corporate Package: Send 3+ employees and receive the member rate!


About the Conference

This year’s Fundraising Conference has programming to benefit just about everyone involved with your nonprofit. You may choose to attend sessions exclusively from one of the tracks, or you may decide to create your own program selecting from the wide variety of sessions.

Keynote Speaker

Rickey n. mccurry

Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs and Programs,
The University of Tennessee; President and CEO, UT Foundation

Rickey McCurry became vice president for development and alumni affairs and programs in May 2015. He also serves as president and CEO of the UT Foundation, Inc., the University’s interdependent, not-for-profit fundraising organization. He is responsible for providing leadership, planning, coordination and management of development and alumni affairs programs for the entire multi-campus University system.RickeyMcCurry_CIRCLE-(1).jpg

McCurry came to UT after serving as vice president for institutional advancement for Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana, since 2011. From 2000 to 2011, he was vice chancellor for institutional advancement at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and chief executive officer of the Southern Illinois University Foundation.

From 1993 to 2000, McCurry was associate vice chancellor for development and alumni affairs at UT Knoxville. During that time, he served for three years as campaign director for the 21st Century Campaign and was acting vice chancellor for development and alumni affairs from 1997 to 1998.

His 30-year career also includes senior-level development, alumni relations and advancement positions at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Pennsylvania State University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee.