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?


Tax Reform is Here: Time for Funding Spring Cleaning!

With flowers blooming and birds chirping, spring is a good time to open the windows, dust off the bookshelf, and clean out the clutter that has accumulated over the cold winter. This winter also brought us the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and for nonprofits, it’s a good time to reevaluate your funding strategy.

ABN Member Spotlight: Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking

Most of us are aware that human trafficking still exists in the modern world, but you might be surprised to learn how prolific it is right here in East Tennessee. The Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking is working to bring awareness to the community and dramatically change the lives of the people they serve.

Meet the 2018 Board Excellence Conference Presenters

Read the full bios of the 2018 Board Excellence Conference presenters.