More About ABN

Across the country, including Nashville, Memphis and Chattanooga, nonprofit centers help restore public confidence and community support in the nonprofit sector.


In the fall of 2013, a task force comprised of community leaders was formed to create a nonprofit center in East Tennessee - the Alliance for Better Nonprofits (ABN). ABN is a 501(c)(3) organization designed to serve all nonprofits in the 25-county upper East Tennessee region. 

Studies of the nation’s most effective nonprofit resource and training centers were conducted and a business model was drafted based on the Center for Nonprofit Management in Nashville; Mission Capital in Austin, TX; and Standards for Excellence® with Maryland Nonprofits. A founding board of directors officially incorporated ABN in October 2014. The first two staff members were hired in February 2015.

The Alliance for Better Nonprofits was established through the support of our community partners and supporters. ABN is designed to be an efficient, self-sustaining entity with revenue generated from membership, training, and consulting fees.