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?


An Inside Look at the 2018 Board Excellence Conference

ABN announces the full agenda of session topics, descriptions, and speakers for the 3rd Annual Board Excellence Conference on May 1st, 2018.

4 Reasons Your Nonprofit Needs a Strategic Plan

When is the best time to start your strategic plan? Now!

Take Your Nonprofit to the Next Level

Put your organization to the test with the ABN Standards for Excellence® Assessment - FREE to members. ($500 value!) The process energizes your staff, board, and volunteers by asking for their feedback, and getting a pulse on current initiatives will help you check to see if your resources are aligned with your strategic objectives.