EmpoweringEast Tennessee Nonprofits


What We Do

The Alliance for Better Nonprofits (ABN) is a training, consulting, and resource center serving nonprofits throughout the 25 counties of East Tennessee by building their capacity to be more efficient and effective in fulfilling their missions and serving their communities. At the same time, ABN serves as a catalyst for collaboration aimed at reducing duplication and increasing cooperation among nonprofits seeking to address community issues. 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, students, and individuals are eligible for ABN membership. Members receive discounts on training classes and consulting services, relationship-building opportunities, access to resources, and more

How Can We Help?


UPDATE: Changes Ahead for White Collar Employees

Update on the Department of Labor Overtime Rule.

Member Spotlight: Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding (STAR)

The mission of STAR is to foster personal achievement by providing therapeutic experiences using horse related activities for persons with disabilities or other special challenges.​

Move Over, Dogs: Mini Horses Make Great Service Animals, Too!

Did you know miniature horses are allowed to be service animals and can be trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities?