Meet the Alliance for Better Nonprofits

What We're About


The Alliance for Better Nonprofits (ABN) is a membership-based organization that serves nonprofits in 25 East Tennessee counties by helping them achieve their missions; therefore making a bigger impact in their communities. Our goal is to walk with the region’s nonprofits on their journey toward efficiency and effectiveness through training, consulting, and resources, including the nationally recognized Standards for Excellence®.

ABN has a relational approach of assisting nonprofits by providing the tools they need to increase their capacity and their impact. Collaborating makes our communities stronger and creates the opportunity for organizations to thrive.

We connect our members to nonprofit peers, leaders, and experts, as well as to the foundations, philanthropists, agencies and university partners committed to making the community stronger through better nonprofits.