EmpoweringEast Tennessee Nonprofits


What We Do

Alliance for Better Nonprofits (ABN) is a training, consulting, and resource center for the nonprofits of East Tennessee. ABN provides opportunities 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: Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble

Dance, dance, dance. For over 30 years, this is what Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble has been devoted to.

Meet Paul Schmitz

Meet Paul Schmitz, keynote speaker for the 2018 ABN Leadership Conference on October 31st.

3 Things to Consider When Using a Consultant

Knowing what your organization needs, what the role of your consultant is, and what materials to prepare will ensure that you get the most out of your consulting project.