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: Random Acts of Flowers

The gift of a bouquet is a memorable one. They show gratitude, communicate friendship, and are most often an expression love — but they can also help people who are coping with difficult times. Flowers are the universal signal that someone else is thinking about you. Random Acts of Flowers was started by one man in a wheelchair, delivering his collection of flowers to those who he felt were in greater need of support and well-wishes.

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!