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?


ABN Member Spotlight: Stepping Out, Inc.

For nearly 27 years, Stepping Out, Inc. has been helping the surrounding East Tennessee region grow and flourish through their courses teaching skills on personal development, time management, financial planning, parenting, anger management, domestic abuse prevention, and healthy family life choices.

Is Nonprofit Involvement Useful for Corporate Professionals?

Nonprofit board participation is a way corporate professionals can successfully and beneficially engage with their communities while also gaining confidence, leadership skills, and valuable experience in high level decision-making.

4 Reasons Your Nonprofit Needs a Strategic Plan

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